The official portrait of Gerald Ford
The official portrait of Gerald Ford
 
 
Gerald Ford, high school <br>and college football star
Gerald Ford, high school
and college football star
 
 
Gerald and Betty Ford's wedding day in 1948
Gerald and Betty Ford's wedding day in 1948
 
 
Vice-President Ford and Betty with <br>President Nixon and Pat in 1973
Vice-President Ford and Betty with
President Nixon and Pat in 1973
 
 
The official photo of President Gerald Ford
The official photo of President Gerald Ford
 
 
Ford in the Oval Office with his dog, Liberty
Ford in the Oval Office with his dog, Liberty
 
 
Ford, age 93, with President Bush <br>and Betty Ford
Ford, age 93, with President Bush
and Betty Ford
 
#38 Ford, Gerald
Topic(s):   Presidents (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name Gerald Rudolph Ford
Born July 14, 1913 (Omaha, Nebraska)
Died December 26, 2006 (Ranch Mirage, California)
President Number 38
Dates in Office August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977
Vice-President Nelson A. Rockefeller (1974-1977)
Party Affiliation Republican
First Lady Betty Ford
Occupation(s) lawyer, navy officer, politician
Major Accomplishment(s) Eagle Scout, U.S. congressman, vice-president, pardoned Richard Nixon

Leslie Lynch King, Jr. was born in Nebraska. Still a baby, his parents divorced. His mother moved to Michigan. Leslie’s stepfather adopted him. His name was changed to Gerald Rudolph Ford.

Gerald Ford was a great football player. Ford played football for the University of Michigan. After college, Ford earned a law degree.

Because of World War II, Gerald Ford joined the navy. He was an officer on an aircraft carrier.

In 1948, Gerald married Betty Ford. Together they had four children.

Also in 1948, Ford was elected to the U.S. House of Representative. He was a congressman for 25 years. In 1973, he became the vice-president.

Ford then became president when President Nixon left office. Gerald Ford was the only president not elected by the American people.

While in office, President Ford received the nickname Mr. Nice Guy. He pardoned former President Nixon so that the country would not have to go through a long trial. He also stopped putting people in jail that would not fight in the Vietnam War.

Ford was our most athletic president. Besides football he liked swimming, lifting weights, skiing, and playing golf. He would play sports with his right hand. He would write and eat with his left hand.

Resource information

Gerald Ford. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/gerald-ford-9298683

Gerald Ford | president of United States | Britannica.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/biography/Gerald-Ford

Gerald Ford - U.S. Presidents - HISTORY.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/gerald-r-ford

Gerald R. Ford | whitehouse.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/geraldford

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