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Gerald Ford the 38th President of US

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.
 Gerald Ford
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.

Ford 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.

Facts
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- )
Religion:Episcopalian
Education:University of Michigan (B.A., 1935); Yale University Law School (LL.B., 1941)
Profession(s):Attorney
Government ranks:U.S. Representative from Michigan; vice president under Richard Nixon
Political party:Republican
President Term:August 9, 1974-January 20, 1977
Age when assumed office:61
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1913Born in Nebraska
1935Graduates from the University of Michigan
1942-46Serves in U.S. Navy during World War II
1948-73Serves as U.S. Representative from Michigan
1965-73Serves as U.S. House minority leader
1973Appointed vice president by Richard Nixon
1974-77Serves as thirty-eighth U.S. President following resignation of Richard Nixon
1976Loses 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)

Last Updated : October 21, 2013