First Lady Elizabeth Bloomer
Ford was born on April 8, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois
Betty first met the future President
Gerald Ford while he was working as a lawyer. After their courtship,
they were married in a brief church ceremony on October 15, 1948.
Her husband became president after
the resignation of President Nixon. During their years in the
White House, she actively participated in supporting the creative
arts and encouraging better treatment of ailing elderly Americans.
She also worked for ratification of
After their term in office ended, she founded the Betty Ford Center for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation in Rancho Mirage, California. Presently, Elizabeth is still living.TOP