Gerald Ford

38th US President Gerald Ford Full Name: Gerald Ford [Gerald Rudolph]
Nationality: American

Profession: 38th US President
Political Party: Republican
Political Titles: Vice President, United States House of Representatives Minority Leader, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan's 5th District

Presidential Term: August 9, 1974 - January 20, 1977
Preceded By: Richard Nixon
Succeeded By: Jimmy Carter

Why Famous: Served as Vice-President on the resignation of Spiro Agnew and as President on the resignation of Richard Nixon, without having been elected to either office.

Born: July 14, 1913
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Died: December 26, 2006 (aged 93)
Cause of Death: Cerebrovascular disease

Married Life

  • 1948-10-15 38th US President Gerald Ford (35) weds department store fashion consultant Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren (30) at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Ford

Historical Events in the Life of Gerald Ford

  • 1948-09-14 Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary
  • 1973-10-12 Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as VP
  • 1973-11-27 US Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President
  • 1973-12-06 Gerald Ford sworn-in as 1st unelected VP, succeeds Spiro T Agnew
  • 1974-08-09 Richard Nixon resigns US presidency, VP Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become 38th US president
  • 1974-09-02 US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • 1974-09-08 US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes
  • 1974-09-16 US President Gerald Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters
  • 1974-11-24 Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT-2 treaty to reduce each side's number of nuclear weapons
  • 1975-05-07 US President Gerald Ford declares an end to "Vietnam Era"
  • 1975-07-08 US President Gerald Ford announced he'll seek Republican presidential nomination
  • 1975-09-05 First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento
  • 1975-09-22 Second assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco
  • 1975-10-14 US President Gerald Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside
  • 1975-11-29 US President Gerald Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped
  • 1975-12-01 US President Gerald Ford visits People's Republic of China
  • 1975-12-09 US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan authorization for NYC
  • 1975-12-12 Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill US President Gerald Ford
  • 1975-12-22 US President Gerald Ford signs the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA)
  • 1976-01-15 Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot US President Gerald Ford
  • 1976-08-19 President Gerald Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at KC convention
  • 1976-09-23 US televised presidential debate between Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter
  • 1976-10-06 US President Gerald Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"
  • 1976-10-19 US President Gerald Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909
  • 1976-11-02 Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for US President
  • 1981-10-08 US President Ronald Reagan greets predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral
  • 1987-12-23 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford, escapes from Alderson Prison

Famous US Presidents