Friends, Family Reflect on Life, Legacy of Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
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Friends, family, and colleagues are reflecting on the legacy of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter following her death on Sunday at the age of 96.
Key Quotes: A statement from The Carter Center said Rosalynn Carter “died peacefully, with family by her side.” Former President Jimmy Carter stated, “Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished. She gave me wise guidance and encouragement when I needed it. As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me.”
“Vital Ingredient”: A writer in USA Today (Lean Left bias) said Rosalynn Carter was a “vital ingredient in her husband’s success as a politician” who “broke new ground as a political partner and established herself as one of the nation’s most influential presidential spouses.” Outlining her work during and after the Carter Administration, from advocating for increased mental health services to her role in fostering the Camp David peace accords between Israel and Egypt, the writer describes Rosalynn Carter as a “compassionate, intuitive and insightful woman. Adventurous, too, and funny.”
“Servant’s Heart”: The Washington Examiner (Lean Right bias) compiled statements from other first ladies and Georgia politicians reflecting on Rosalynn Carter’s legacy. First Lady Jill Biden said Carter was “well-known for her efforts on mental health and caregiving and women's rights.” Former First Lady Melania Trump said, “We will always remember her servant’s heart and devotion to her husband, family, and country. May she rest in peace.”
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From the LeftRosalynn Carter: From mental health to Camp David to the campaign trail, she made her mark
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From the RightRosalynn Carter remembered for her 'meaningful legacy' and 'servant's heart'
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Carter died at the age of 96 after 77 years of marriage to her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, 99. Her death followed the introduction of hospice care in her home earlier this week.
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From the CenterFormer first lady Rosalynn Carter dies at 96
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, wife of former President Carter, died Sunday afternoon. She was 96.
The Carter Center said in a statement that the former first lady passed away just after 2 p.m. Sunday at her home in Plains, Ga., about two days after she entered hospice care.
“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” President Carter said in a statement. “She gave me wise guidance and encouragement when I needed it. As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and...