Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. or Gerald Ford
born in July 14, 1913 was the 38th President of United States
(1974-1977), and also the 40th Vice President
(1973-1974) of the United States
Under the terms of the 25th Amendment, Gerald Ford
was the first person appointed to post of the vice president. Ford was the only person to hold that office without having been elected either President or Vice President but simply succeeded the throne. Before1973, he served for more than eight years as the Republican Minority Leader under the House of Representatives. In 1948 from Michigan's 5th congressional district Ford was first one to get elected to Congress.
did not intervene, but did help extract friends of the U.S while foreign policies took strong steps in the Cold War, even when the former friend South Vietnam was invaded and conquered by North Vietnam.
In USA the economy suffered from inflation and declination Ford
was criticized intensely for granting a pardon to President Richard Nixon for his liability in the Watergate scandal.
In 1976, Ford scarcely defeated Ronald Reagan for the Republican proposal, but finally lost the general election to Democrat Jimmy Carter.
He published several writings on Union Addresses. Ford's reached popularity for his integral thoughts and openness during his 25 years in Congress. During World War II he attained the rank of lieutenant commander in the Navy. Gerald Ford
died on December 26, 2006.
Last Updated : October 21, 2013
|Full Name:||Gerald Rudolph Ford; born Leslie Lynch King Jr.|
|Date of Birth:||July 14, 1913, Omaha, Nebraska|
|Died on:||December 26, 2006, Rancho Mirage, California|
|Parents:||Lesile Lynch King and Dorothy Gardner King Ford; Gerald Rudolf Ford |
|Spouse:||Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Bloomer Warren (1918- ; m. 1948)|
|Children:||Michael Gerald (1950- ); John (Jack) Gardner (1952- ); Steven Meigs (1956- ); Susan Elizabeth (1957- )|
|Education:||University of Michigan (B.A., 1935); Yale University Law School (LL.B., 1941)|
|Government ranks:||U.S. Representative from Michigan; vice president under Richard Nixon|
|President Term:||August 9, 1974-January 20, 1977|
|Age when assumed office:||61||
|Snapshot of Gerald Ford's life|
|1913||Born in Nebraska|
|1935||Graduates from the University of Michigan|
|1942-46||Serves in U.S. Navy during World War II|
|1948-73||Serves as U.S. Representative from Michigan|
|1965-73||Serves as U.S. House minority leader|
|1973||Appointed vice president by Richard Nixon|
|1974-77||Serves as thirty-eighth U.S. President following resignation of Richard Nixon|
|1976||Loses presidential election to Jimmy Carter|
|Presidential Term and its details|
|Dates:||August 9, 1974-January 20, 1977|
|Vice President:||None (1974)|
|Nelson A. Rockefeller (1974-77)|