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Mrs. Ford Reading President Ford’s Concession Speech

November 03, 1976
Source: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

The day after her husband, President Gerald Ford, lost the Presidency, First Lady Betty Ford read his concession speech to the press while the President, second from left, and their children, left to right, Steve, Susan, Mike, and daughter-in-law Gayle watched. President Ford carried 27 states in the election, but that was not enough to beat Governor Jimmy Carter.

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