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This Day in Georgia History

August 18, 1927

Rosalynn Smith Carter Born

Eleanor Rosalynn Smith was born in Plains, Georgia. A month before her 19th birthday, she would marry Jimmy Carter. She would later give birth to three sons and one daughter. Six months shy of her 44th birthday, she became First Lady of Georgia, and six months shy of her 50th birthday, she became the First Lady of the U.S.