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Gerald Ford (1913 – 2006)

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Life in Brief: Gerald R. Ford became President of the United States on August 9, 1974, under extraordinary circumstances. Owing to the Watergate scandal, Ford's predecessor, Richard Nixon, had resigned under the threat of congressional impeachment. Ford assumed… more life in brief »

Essays about Gerald Ford

Facts about Gerald Ford

Term
:
38th President of the United States (1974 – 1977)
Born
:
July 14, 1913, Omaha, Nebraska
Political Party
:
Republican
Died
:
December 26, 2006
Nickname
:
“Jerry”
Education
:
University of Michigan (1935); Yale University Law School (1941)
Religion
:
Episcopalian
Marriage
:
October 15, 1948, to Elizabeth "Betty" Bloomer Warren (1918–2011)
Children
:
Michael Gerald (1950– ); John Gardner (1952– ); Steven Meigs (1956– ); Susan Elizabeth (1957– )
Career
:
Lawyer, Public Official
Buried
:
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Writings

Portrait of the Assassin with John R. Stiles (1965),  A Time to Heal (1979), Humor and the Presidency (1987)


Explore Ford’s Presidential Daily Diary
from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library.

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

John Robert Greene

Professor Greene is the Paul J. Schupf Professor of History and Humanities at Cazenovia College. His writings include:

Presidential Profiles: The Nixon-Ford Years (Facts-On-File, 2006)

Betty Ford: Candor and Courage in the White House (University Press of Kansas, 2004)

The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford (University Press of Kansas, 1995)

Gerald R. Ford: A Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1994)

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