38 Gerald Ford

38 Gerald Ford

38 Gerald Ford

38 Gerald Ford
38 Gerald Ford

 
  • Term: 38th President of the United States (1974-1977)
  • Vice President: Nelson A. Rockefeller
  • Born: July 14, 1913, in Omaha, NE
  • Nickname: "Jerry"
  • Education: University of Michigan (1935); Yale University Law School (1941)
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Marriage: Elizabeth "Betty" Bloomer Warren (1918- ), on October 15, 1948
  • Children: Michael Gerald (1950- ); John Gardner (1952- ); Steven Meigs (1956- ); Susan Elizabeth (1957- )
  • Career: Lawyer, Public Official
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Writings: Portrait of the Assassin with John R. Stiles (1965), A Time to Heal (1979), Humor and the Presidency (1987)
  • Died: December 26, 2006, in Rancho Mirage, California
  • Buried: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Gerald Ford Trivia:
Graduated University of Michigan (1935) and Yale University Law School (1941). Vice President under Nixon. Appointed Nelson A. Rockefeller as vice president. Granted Richard M. Nixon an "absolute pardon" for all federal crimes he may have committed or taken part in while president. He was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr. Both Ford and his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Bloomer Warren, had been models before their marriage. Running for Congress in 1948, Ford campaigned on his wedding day. He was the first president to release to the public a full report of his medical checkup. Ford was the only president whose two assassination attempts against him were made by women. Ford was the first president not elected by the people to become president. He became vice president when Agnew resigned, and president when Nixon resigned. He was defeated by Jimmy Carter in his bid to win a full term.  Ford was a model for Cosmopolitan and Look magazines in the 1940's.


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