Betty Ford

1918 - 2011

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Elizabeth Anne Ford (née Bloomer; formerly Warren; April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011) was the first lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977, as the wife of President Gerald Ford. As first lady, she was active in social policy and set a precedent as a politically active presidential spouse. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Betty Ford has received more than 4,662,962 page views. Her biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Betty Ford is the 122nd most popular social activist (up from 139th in 2019), the 1,092nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,358th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Social Activist.

Betty Ford was the wife of President Gerald Ford and a prominent breast cancer activist. She was the first woman to serve as First Lady of the United States, and her time in the White House was marked by her championing of the women's liberation movement.

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Among social activists, Betty Ford ranks 122 out of 840Before her are Yun Chi-ho, Léon Jouhaux, Hans Scholl, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, Sophia of Prussia, and Gaius Julius Civilis. After her are Flora Tristan, Mordechai Anielewicz, Al-Mu'tazz, Denis Mukwege, Antipope Clement III, and Georgy Gapon.

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Among people born in 1918, Betty Ford ranks 45Before her are Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Yasuhiro Nakasone, Julian Schwinger, Hans Scholl, Patricio Aylwin, and Edward B. Lewis. After her are Birgit Nilsson, Günther Rall, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Paul D. Boyer, Richard Winters, and André Bazin. Among people deceased in 2011, Betty Ford ranks 43Before her are Lynn Margulis, Jorge Semprún, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Tomislav Ivić, Baruj Benacerraf, and Zdeněk Miler. After her are Har Gobind Khorana, Amy Winehouse, Gunter Sachs, Richard Winters, Leonora Carrington, and Aristides Pereira.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Betty Ford ranks 1,092 out of 20,380Before her are Harvey J. Alter (1935), Wesley Snipes (1962), David Soul (1943), E. Donnall Thomas (1920), Carl Woese (1928), and Edward B. Lewis (1918). After her are Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Brendan Fraser (1968), Arthur Ashe (1943), Joanne Woodward (1930), Betty White (1922), and Stephen Covey (1932).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Betty Ford ranks 15Before her are Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Harriet Tubman (1820), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Jody Williams (1950), Bugsy Siegel (1906), and Nat Turner (1800). After her are George Stinney (1929), John Brown (1800), Frederick Douglass (1818), Sojourner Truth (1797), Billy Milligan (1955), and Emmett Till (1941).