She was the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977.
In 1987, Betty was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.
She is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Betty Ford Center.
In 2003 she published the book, Healing and Hope: Six Women from the Betty Ford Center Share Their Powerful Journeys of Addiction and Recover.
In 1987 she published a book entitled Betty: A Glad Awakening, in which she told of her alcohol addiction.
In 1982 she founded the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, which is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.
During her term as First Lady of the United States of America her overall approval rating was 75%.
She has four children, all of whom are Gerald Ford's children too. They are; Michael Gerald (1950), John Gardner "Jack" (1952), Steven Meigs ( 1956), and Susan Elizabeth Vance Bales ( 1957)
She has two siblings, Robert and William Jr.
She is the only daughter of Hortense Neahr and William Stephenson Bloomer.