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Gerald Rudolph Ford
Thirty-Eighth U.S. President

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August 9, 1974 - January 20, 1977

VICE PRESIDENT
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Nelson A. Rockefeller

FIRST LADY
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Elizabeth "Betty" Ford

starbar.gif (1814 bytes) BORN:  July 14, 1913 at Omaha, Nebraska
     BIRTH NAME:  Leslie Lynch King, Jr.  -  NICKNAME:  "Jerry"
CHILDREN:  3 Sons, 1 Daughter
MILITARY SERVICE:  U.S. Naval Lieutenant Commander, World War II
PROFESSION:  Attorney
POLITICAL PARTY:  Republican
HOME STATE:  Michigan
POLITICAL OFFICES:  U.S. Representative (Speaker of House), Vice President
DIED: December 26, 2006 (At age of 93 years/165 days our longest-lived President)
     BURIED AT:  Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
*Gerald Ford was the only person ever to become president without being elected to the executive office. He first became Vice President upon the resignation of Spiro Agnew, then President when Richard Nixon resigned.
"I assume the Presidency under extraordinary circumstances.  This is an hour of history that troubles our minds and hurts our hearts." Gerald Ford upon taking the Oath of Office
"For myself and for our Nation, I want to thank my predecessor (Gerald Ford) for all he has done to heal our land." 
President Jimmy Carter in his
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James E. Carter

Official White House Presidential Portrait of Gerald Ford by Everett Raymond Kinstler

 

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