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President and Mrs. Ford

December 06, 1974
Source: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

President Gerald Ford and his wife, First Lady Betty Ford, shared a hug in the Oval Office in December 1974.  During her time as First Lady, Betty Ford brought forth many issues from her own personal experience, such as breast cancer and psychiatric counseling, which had been previously unmentioned in American politics.  The Fords were married 58 years. 

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