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Carter in 1977
|First Lady of the United States|
January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
|Preceded by||Betty Ford|
|Succeeded by||Nancy Reagan|
|First Lady of Georgia|
January 12, 1971 – January 14, 1975
|Preceded by||Hattie Virginia Cox|
|Succeeded by||Mary Elizabeth Talbot Busbee|
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith
August 18, 1927
Plains, Georgia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jimmy Carter (1946–present)|
|Children||John William, James Earl, Donnel Jeffery, and Amy|
|Parents||Edgar Smith and Frances Allethea Murray|
When her husband was Governor of Georgia, she served as First Lady of Georgia from 1971 to 1975.
She was active in politics during her White House years, she sat in on Cabinet and policy meetings and also, serving as her husband's closest adviser.
She also served as an envoy abroad, most notably to Latin America.
She was born in Plains, Georgia.
She was the eldest of the four children of Allethea "Allie" Murray Smith (1905–2000) and Wilburn Edgar Smith (1896–1940). Rosalynn's father died of leukemia when she was 13.
She attended Plains High School and graduated salutatorian.
After completing her schooling, she studied at Georgia Southwestern College, Americus, Georgia.
On July 7, 1946, she and Jimmy Carter were married.