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Rosalynn Carter, wife of former U.S. President Carter, dies at 96

Former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter. (Photo/Dazhi/Associated Press)

[周刊王CTWANT] The Carter Center, a non-profit organization established by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter, said on the 19th Eastern Time that Rosalynn, who suffered from dementia, has been in poor health for several months. His condition deteriorated and he received hospice care at home on the 17th. He died at his home in Plains, Georgia on the 19th at the age of 96.

According to NBC News, Rosalyn re-met her childhood friend Carter when she returned home from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1945. The two got married on July 7, 1946, and have been married for more than 77 years, making them the most married in American history. The longest-married presidential couple. After their marriage, the two had three sons and one daughter.

After Carter lost to Republican opponent Ronald Reagan in 1980 and failed to be re-elected, the couple established the Carter Center in Atlanta to advocate human rights, democracy and public health. During her lifetime, she also served as vice president and human rights activist of the Carter Center in Atlanta. A consultant at the Center and a member of the Humanity Board of Directors, he was President Carter’s closest advisor and ally during his 40 years of global humanitarian work after leaving office.

It is reported that Carter once pointed out in a statement, “Rosalyn has always been my equal partner on the road to success in my life. When I need her, she will give me wise guidance and encouragement. As long as Rosalyn is still As long as I’m alive, I know there are people who love me and support me.”

Rosalynn is widely recognized for her acumen in politics and campaigns. Unlike many previous first ladies, Rosalynn not only attended cabinet meetings and spoke on various issues, but also made foreign visits on behalf of Carter, including serving as a Latin American ambassador. Envoy to the Americas. In this regard, Carter’s staff will also affectionately call her “co-president.”

In addition, after Carter left the White House, she also actively participated in public welfare undertakings, including supporting projects related to health care resources, human rights, and social justice. In 2002, Carter was also recognized for her work at the Carter Center for “finding peaceful solutions to international conflicts and promoting democracy.” Rosalind was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work related to human rights and promoting economic and social development, for which Rosalin was indispensable.

Young former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter. (Photo/Dazhi/Associated Press)
Young former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter. (Photo/Dazhi/Associated Press)

Sadly, as she grows older, Rosalyn was confirmed to be suffering from dementia in late May this year. The Carter Center said in a statement afterwards: “She will continue to live happily with her husband and enjoy the spring of Plains. And visit my dear family.” In 2023, Carter and Rosalyn also announced that they would receive hospice care in February and November respectively. Now this old comrade also passed away after Carter celebrated his 99th birthday on October 1, at the age of 96. .

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