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Betty Ford Center Director John Schwarzlose
Gerald R. Ford Library
April 16, 2008


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In celebration of Mrs. Ford’s 90th birthday in April, Betty Ford Center Director John Schwarzlose spoke about the legacy of the institution to which she has been forever linked as its co-founder and chairman.

 

Image: In celebration of Mrs. Ford’s 90th birthday in April, Betty Ford Center Director John Schwarzlose spoke about the legacy of the institution to which she has been forever linked as its co-founder and chairman.


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Mrs. Ford passed the chairmanship of the Betty Ford Center to her daughter Susan Ford Bales in January, 2005.
Image: Mrs. Ford passed the chairmanship of the Betty Ford Center to her daughter Susan Ford Bales in January, 2005.


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Visitors viewed the new “Betty Ford Corner” in the Library lobby on its opening night.
Image: Visitors viewed the new “Betty Ford Corner” exhibit in the Library lobby on its opening night.


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As part of the special occasion Betty Ford’s “bloomers” have been put on temporary display.  Given to Mrs. Ford by friends on the White House staff when she requested a flag for her automobile, the flag makes reference to her support of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and her maiden name, Bloomer.
Image: As part of the special occasion Betty Ford’s “bloomers” have been put on temporary display.  Given to Mrs. Ford by friends on the White House staff when she requested a flag for her automobile, the flag makes reference to her support of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and her maiden name, Bloomer.


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