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Rosalynn Carter urges vaccinations

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PLAINS, Ga., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Former first lady Rosalynn Carter says parents need to help dispel dangerous myths that are preventing some families from fully protecting their children.

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NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton are Americans' favorite first ladies of the past 36 years, survey results released Monday indicate.

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Rosalynn Carter active at 80

ATLANTA, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Former U.S. first lady Rosalynn Carter is about to celebrate her 80th birthday but says she does not feel old.

Lady Bird Johnson buried in Texas

STONEWALL, Texas, July 15 (UPI) -- Lady Bird Johnson, who was U.S. first lady from 1963 through 1969, was buried Sunday afternoon in the family cemetery at her Stonewall, Texas, ranch.

Thousands mourn Ladybird Johnson

AUSTIN, Texas, July 14 (UPI) -- An estimated 2,000 mourners gathered in Austin, Texas, Saturday for the funeral of former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson.

Lady Bird made own funeral arrangements

AUSTIN, Texas, July 13 (UPI) -- A family spokeswoman said Lady Bird Johnson played a major role in planning her own funeral and final tributes taking place in her native Texas.

Brad Pitt helps with Habitat for Humanity

LONAVALA, India, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Actor Brad Pitt visited Lonavala, India, to help build houses with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and other Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

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Jimmy Carter resigns from Carter Center

ATLANTA, March 23 (UPI) -- Jimmy Carter has announced he and his wife have stepped down as leaders of the Atlanta-based Carter Center's board of trustees.
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Rosalynn Carter
A beaming Rosalynn Carter gets a hug from her son Jack after Jimmy Carter was nominated by acclamation to be the Democratic presidential nominee on July 14, 1976 in New York. (UPI Photo/Poll Photo/Files)

Rosalynn Carter (née Eleanor Rosalynn Smith born August 18, 1927) is the wife of the former President of the United States Jimmy Carter and in that capacity served as the First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. As First Lady and after, she has been a leading advocate for numerous causes, perhaps most prominently for mental health research. She was politically active in her White House years as her husband's closest adviser and sat in on Cabinet and policy meetings. She also served as an envoy abroad, most notably to Latin America.

Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, the eldest of the four children of Allie M. Smith (1905–2000), a dressmaker, and Wilburn Edgar Smith (1896–1940), an automobile mechanic and farmer. Her brothers were William Jerrold "Jerry" Smith (engineer, 1929–2003) and Murray Lee Smith (teacher and minister, 1932–2003) and her sister is Lillian Allethea Smith Wall (born 1936).

Her father died of leukemia when she was 13 and she helped her mother to raise her younger siblings, as well as to assist in the dressmaking business in order to meet the family's financial obligations. Carter graduated as valedictorian of Plains High School and then attended Georgia Southwestern College.

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