Betty Ford


Betty Ford would have be 100 years old this year, and three days after her birthday, former Secretary of State and Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton visited Grand Rapids to take part in a celebration dubbed “America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Legacy.”

Clinton, a former first lady as well, joined Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson for a discussion about the impact of Betty Ford on a generation of women.  

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President Dwight Eisenhower's granddaughter will visit Michigan next month to mark what would have been the 99th birthday of first lady Betty Ford.

The Gerald Ford Presidential Foundation says Mary Jean Eisenhower will be the featured speaker during the group's annual America's First Ladies: An Enduring Legacy luncheon on April 11 in Grand Rapids.

President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford's daughter, Susan Ford Bales, will participate in the event.

Wednesday commemorated first lady Betty Ford’s 98th Birthday. NPR and ABC News political commentator and author, Cokie Roberts, was in Grand Rapids Wednesday honoring Ford during a luncheon at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

WGVU visited with Roberts.

Cokie Roberts family and the Fords have shared a long lasting friendship. Her father hale and mother Lindy Boggs served in the U.S. House of Representatives. I spoke with Cokie Roberts about that friendship and celebrating betty Ford.