Statement from Tricia Nixon Cox on behalf of the Nixon Family
on the passing of First Lady Rosalynn Carter


The Nixon Family is saddened by the passing of First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

Over the course of her long and productive life, she worked tirelessly on behalf of those living with mental illness, the less fortunate, women and children, and oppressed people across the globe. During her years in the White House, Mrs. Carter represented the United States with dignity and warmth, both at home and on numerous trips abroad. In the more than four decades since the Carters left the White House, she continued her advocacy for the causes close to her heart. Whether wielding a hammer on a Habitat for Humanity project or employing her unique brand of gentle but firm diplomacy in countries around the world, she was an effective champion for peace and justice for people everywhere.

We extend to President Carter and the Carter family our deepest condolences on the loss of their first lady.

The public is invited to pay tribute to Mrs. Carter at the Nixon Library starting November 20, 2023 by signing a book of condolences that will be delivered to President Carter and the Carter family.

Photo: First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, and Barbara Bush at the dedication of the Reagan Library in Simi Valley in 1991.