38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford

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: 9th August, 1974 - 20th January, 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: 14th July, 1913
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Died: 26th December, 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 R 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
1974-11-24 - Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty
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 - 2nd assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco
1975-12-01 - US President Gerald Ford visits China PR
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)
1976-08-19 - President Gerald R Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at KC convention
1976-10-06 - US Pres 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 - President Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford & 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 Pres Gerald R Ford escapes from Alderson Prison

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