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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 3,948,974 page views. Her biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Betty Ford is the 134th most popular social activist (down from 132nd in 2019), the 1,358th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,376th 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 134 out of 538Before her are Leila Khaled, Frederick Douglass, Death of Marilyn Monroe, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, Klaus Störtebeker, and Mairead Maguire. After her are Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Ishikawa Goemon, Léon Jouhaux, Steve Biko, Bertha Pappenheim, and Huda Sha'arawi.

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Among people born in 1918, Betty Ford ranks 57Before her are Julian Schwinger, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Arthur Kornberg, John Forsythe, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and Edward B. Lewis. After her are François Tombalbaye, Rosemary Kennedy, Richard Winters, João Goulart, Derek Barton, and Henryk Szeryng. Among people deceased in 2011, Betty Ford ranks 60Before her are Michael Gough, Har Gobind Khorana, Richard Hamilton, Lucian Freud, Ralph M. Steinman, and Roberts Blossom. After her are Pete Postlethwaite, Linda Christian, Richard Winters, Dev Anand, Ante Marković, and Aristides Pereira.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Betty Ford ranks 1,358 out of 18,182Before her are Michael Connelly (1956), Stan Kroenke (1947), Viola Davis (1965), Oscar Robertson (1938), James Bond (1900), and Susan Hayward (1917). After her are Andie MacDowell (1958), Charles Ives (1874), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), Jack Elam (1920), John Heard (1946), and Anthony Fauci (1940).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Betty Ford ranks 15Before her are Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Bugsy Siegel (1906), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Jody Williams (1950), John Brown (1800), and Frederick Douglass (1818). After her are Edward Snowden (1983), Margaret Sanger (1879), Fred Phelps (1929), W. E. B. Du Bois (1868), Gloria Steinem (1934), and Sojourner Truth (1797).