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Presidential Library Gets Portrait Of Betty Ford

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A portrait of former first lady Betty Ford is being placed on permanent display in the lobby of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library.

An unveiling of the painting by Patricia Hill Burnett is today at the library in Ann Arbor. The 93-year-old painter once was Miss Michigan and also is known as a feminist and socialite.

President Gerald Ford died in 2006 and former first lady Betty Ford died in 2011. They lived in Rancho Mirage, California, for decades. Their hometown was Grand Rapids and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is located in Grand Rapids.

Elaine Didier, director of the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum, says the portrait is "one of the prettiest that's ever been done."

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