38. Gerald Ford

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“Jerry”

  • Full Name: Gerald Rudolph Ford (born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.)
  • Years in Office: 1974–1977
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Nickname: “Jerry”
  • Age at Inauguration: 61
  • Vice President: Nelson Rockefeller
  • Birth: July 14, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Death: December 26, 2006 in Rancho Mirage, California
  • Place of Burial: Ford Presidential Museum – Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Height: 6’
  • Ancestry: English
  • Father: Leslie Lynch King (1886–1941); Wool merchant
  • Stepfather: Gerald Rudolph Ford (1890–1962); President of Ford Paint and Varnish, Co.
  • Mother: Dorothy Ayer Gardner King Ford (1892–1967)
  • Wife: Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren (April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011)
  • Marriage: October 15, 1948 in Rapids, Michigan
  • Children: Michael Gerald (1950–); John Gardner (1952–); Steven Meigs (1956–); Susan Elizabeth (1957–)
  • Home: Rancho Mirage, California
  • Education: University of Michigan (1935); Yale Law School (1941)
  • Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Assistant football coach, Yale University (1935–1941)
    • Lawyer (1941–)
    • Lieutenant Commander in U.S. Navy: World War II (1942–1945)
    • Member of U.S. House of Representatives (1949–1973)
    • House Minority Leader (1965–1973)
    • Vice President: Nixon administration (1973–1974)
    • President (1974–1977)
    • Public Speaker
    • Writer
  • Writings: A Time to Heal

Campaign Poster

38 Gf, Fordzie - Happy Days Are Here Again, poster by Chelsea Marketing, c.1976

 

Fordzie: Happy Days Are Here Again! poster by Chelsea Marketing, c. 1976

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