ROSALYNN SMITH CARTER Biography - Socialites, celebrities and People in the fashion industry


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Name: Rosalynn Carter                                                                               
Born: August 18, 1927 Plains, Georgia, US                                                           
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter, known as Rosalynn, (born August 18, 1927) is the                     
wife of former United States President Jimmy Carter and was First Lady of the                       
United States from 1977 to 1981.                                                                   
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith was born in Plains, Georgia, the eldest of the four                         
children (two brothers, both deceased and a sister) of Frances Allethea Murray (1904–1997),       
a dressmaker, and Edgar Smith (1896–1940), an automobile mechanic and farmer.                     
The first syllable of Rosalynn is pronounced to rhyme with "rose."                                 
Her father died of leukemia when she was thirteen, and she helped her mother                       
raise her younger siblings as well as assist her dressmaking in order to meet                       
the family's financial needs. She graduated as valedictorian of Plains High                         
School and then attended Georgia Southwestern College.