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: 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 and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT-2 treaty to reduce each side's number of nuclear weapons
  • 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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