Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation


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.  

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation

President Jimmy Carter is this year’s recipient of the Gerald R. Ford medal for distinguished public service. In Washington D.C. from the Capitol Hill Club, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation presented former U.S. President Jimmy Carter with the Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

Monday evening during the annual reception and dinner, guests witness Carter accepting the medal from his Atlanta, Georgia office via video.

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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.