Sunday, August 23, 2009

Roland and Lois Betts

Photographs by ©D. Finnin (AMNH); Vanessa Leng (Ballet Hispanico); Joe Schildhorn/©Patrick McMullan (Museo)

Roland Betts married Lois Phifer* in 1972 after meeting while both public school teachers in Harlem. Roland Betts is an investor, film producer, developer and owner of Chelsea Piers. They have two daughters, Margaret and Jessica (one of whom is shown in the picture.)
Roland is also a good friend of George W. Bush.

Roland's Wiki

There isn't a lot of information out there about Lois Betts other than that she has helped her husband in his endeavors. Here are a couple of articles:

*Not sure if that is her maiden name.


Sandra77 said...

Mr. Betts is a friend and sometime business partner of George W. Bush and the Bush family (partly due to their shared Texas roots and shared educational backgrounds), but Mr. Betts is known to be a democrat and supporter of democratic causes.

PurpleNepenthe said...

Wow, that's good to know. Thanks! :)