Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was an American politician and attorney who served as the 38th president of the United States from 1974 to 1977. A member of the Republican Party, Ford previously served as the 40th vice president of the United States from 1973 to 1974. To date, Ford is the only person to have served as both vice president and president without being elected to either office by the Electoral College. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ford attended the University of Michigan and Yale Law School. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving from 1942 to 1946; he left as a lieutenant commander. Ford began his political career in 1949 as the U.S. representative from Michigan's 5th congressional district. He served in this capacity for 25 years, the final nine of them as the House Minority Leader.
|Born:||Leslie Lynch King Jr, July 14, 1913, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.|
|Died:||December 26, 2006, Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum|
|Children:||Michael, Jack, Steven, Susan|
|Parents:||Leslie Lynch King Sr, Dorothy Ayer Gardner Ford|
|Education:||University of Michigan (BA), Yale University (JD)|
|Preceded by:||Richard Nixon|
|Succeeded by:||Jimmy Carter|
|IMDb:||Gerald Ford's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||Gerald Ford's Rotten Tomatoes|
About Gerald Ford
38th President of the United States who ascended to the position following the resignation of Richard Nixon.
Gerald Ford Before Fame
He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, rising to its highest rank of Eagle Scout. He played center and linebacker for the University of Michigan's football team, helping the Wolverines to undefeated seasons and national titles in 1932 and 1933.
Achievement of Gerald Ford
He granted a presidential pardon to Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal. It immediately generated controversy and many believed this was why he lost the 1976 election to Jimmy Carter.
Gerald Ford Family Life
His grandfather, Charles Henry King, was a prominent banker. He was married to Betty Ford from 1948 until his death.
Associations of Gerald Ford
He was perceived to be a stumblebum by the general public, thanks in part to Chevy Chase's scathing portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live.
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