38. Gerald Ford

The Periodic Table of the Presidents - Gerald Ford  Gerald Ford Official Portrait - The Periodic Table of the Presidents


“Jerry”


Presidential Basics

  • Full name: Gerald Rudolph Ford (born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.)
  • Years in office: 1974–1977
  • Political party: Republican
  • Vice president: Nelson Rockefeller
  • Age at inauguration: 61
  • Nicknames: “Jerry”

Random Trivia

  • Never elected: Gerald Ford is our only president to never be elected either president or vice president.

Birth & Death

  • Birthday: July 14, 1913
  • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Death: December 26, 2006
  • Place of death: Rancho Mirage, California
  • Place of burial: Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Last words: Unknown

Family

  • 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 (1918 – 2011)
  • Marriage: October 15, 1948 in Michigan
  • Kids: Four 
    • Michael Gerald (1950–)
    • John Gardner (1952–)
    • Steven Meigs (1956–)
    • Susan Elizabeth (1957–)
  • Home: Rancho Mirage, California

Other Facts

  • Height: 6’
  • Eye color: Blue
  • Ancestry: English
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Born in a log cabin: No
  • Owned enslaved people: No
  • Freemason: Yes

Education

  • College degree: Yes
  • College: University of Michigan (1935); Yale Law School (1941)

Career

  • Military Service: Yes
  • Lawyer: Yes
  • 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

Election

  • Gerald Ford was never elected president.


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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