In 1962, Jimmy entered politics, becoming a Georgia state senator and eventually the state’s governor.
As the first lady of Georgia, Rosalynn took on various duties, managing the governor’s mansion’s operations and gardens and becoming involved in mental health and disability advocacy.
Jimmy Carter’s bid for the presidency in 1976 brought Rosalynn into the limelight as she campaigned alongside him. During his presidency, she accompanied him on diplomatic missions, raised awareness about human rights, and played a pivotal role in the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt.
As the Iran Hostage Crisis unfolded, Rosalynn stepped up her campaign efforts, giving speeches to support her husband’s reelection.
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