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38 - Gerald R. Ford

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: July 14, 1913

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska

Father: Leslie Lynch King (1882-1941)

Adoptive Father: Gerald Rudolf Ford Sr. (1890-1962)

Mother: Dorothy Ayer Gardner (1892-1967)

Height at Prime: 6 feet

Physical Description: Blond hair combed straight back, blue eyes, square jaw, fleshy nose, wide mouth

Religion: Episcopalian

Wife: Elizabeth “Betty” Anne Bloomer Warren (April 8, 1918 - ____ )

Marriage Date: October 15, 1948

Marriage Place: Grace Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Children:

-- Michael Gerald Ford (March 14, 1950 - ____ )

-- John Gardner Ford (March 16, 1952 - ____ )

-- Steven Meigs Ford (May 19, 1956 - ____ )

-- Susan Elizabeth Ford Vance Bales (July 6, 1957 - ____ )

Death Date: December 26, 2006

Place of Death: His home, Rancho Mirage, California

Cause of Death: Cerebrovascular disease and diffuse arteriosclerosis

Final Words: Unknown

Burial Place: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Professional Statistics:

Served in the navy (1942-1946)

U.S. Representative (1949-1973), House Minority Leader (1965-1973)

Vice President of the United States (1973-1974)

38th President of the United States (1974-1977)

Political Party: Republican

His Vice President: Nelson A. Rockefeller (1974-1977)

Events During Presidency:

Nixon Pardon (1974)

Clemency for Draft Evaders and Deserters (1974)

Whip Inflation Now (1974)

Energy Research and Development Administration (1974)

Converted Atomic Energy Commission to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (1974)

Campaign Reform Law (1974)

Communist Victory in Southeast Asia (1975-1976)

Mayaguez Incident (1975)

Helsinki Agreement (1975)

Extension of Voting Rights Act (1975)

Assassination Attempts (1975)

Fair Credit Billing Act (1975)

Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act (1975)

Equal Credit Opportunity Act (1975)

Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (1975)

New York City Bail Out (1975)


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