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Recorded August 9, 1974. Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. ( / ˈdʒɛrəld / JERR-əld;  born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from 1974 to 1977.
Gerald Ford, 38th president of the United States (1974–77), who, as the 40th vice president, had succeeded to the presidency on the resignation of President Richard Nixon, under the process decreed by the Twenty-fifth Amendment. He was the only U.S. chief executive who had not been elected president or vice president.
Ford died on December 26, 2006, at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, at the age of 93. At the time of his death, he was America’s oldest ex-president. HISTORY Vault: U.S. Presidents
Presidency of Gerald Ford. Gerald Ford 's tenure as the 38th president of the United States began on August 9, 1974, upon the resignation of Richard Nixon from office, and ended on January 20, 1977, a period of 895 days. Ford, a Republican from Michigan, had served as vice president since December 6, 1973, following Spiro Agnew 's resignation ...
Learn more about Gerald R. Ford’s spouse, Elizabeth Bloomer Ford. When Gerald R. Ford took the oath of office on August 9, 1974 as our 38th President, he declared, “I assume the Presidency ...
Death and Legacy. Gerald Ford died on December 26, 2006, at home in Rancho Mirage, California, at the age of 93. Named in his honor are a presidential library in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a museum...
Ford was the first vice president chosen under the Twenty-fifth Amendment. In the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, he succeeded the first president to ever resign from the presidency. Ford was born Leslie King Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska on July 14, 1913, to a businessman and his wife Dorothy.
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.; July 14, 1913 — December 26, 2006) was an American politician who had served as the 38th president of the United States from 1974 to 1977. Before becoming president, he was the 40th vice president from 1973 to 1974.
Gerald R. Ford was the 38th president of the United States, who took office after the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974. Learn about his life, presidency, accomplishments, and foreign policy in this 2 min summary from Britannica.
Biography of the President. Biography of the President. GERALD R. FORD, 38th President of the United States, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, July 14, 1913. He attended public schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan; received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1935; and an LL.B. from Yale University Law School in 1941.