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The Walk Of A President
Transcript of The Walk Of A President
Gerald R. Ford
Born July 14, 1913 in Omaha,Nebraska
Died December 26, 2006 from cardiovascular disease
Dorthy Ayer Gardner Ford (mother) and Leslie Lynch King, Sr. (father)
Hero: Dwight Eisenhower (34th president)
Most valued advice: "That which comes from my wife"
Married Elizabeth Bloomer Warner October 15, 1948 (also know as Betty Bloomer)
Had 4 offspring's:
- Michael G. Ford (March 14, 1950)
- John G. Ford (March 16, 1952)
- Steven M. Ford (May 19, 1956)
- Susan E. Ford (July 6, 1957)
Presidency: 8/9/1974 - 1/20/1977
Vice President: Nelson Rockefeller
Prior occupation; Lawyer and Politician
Political Party: Republican
Liberty, Golden Retriever; Misty,
Golden Retriever (Liberty's off-spring);
Shan Shein, Siamese Cat.
Important Events & Contributions
4/13/1942- Ford received a commission as ensign in the U.S Naval Reserve.
8/9/1974- President Gerald Ford is sworn in.
10/15/1974-Gerald Ford signs the Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments, which seeks to regulate campaign fundraising and spending.
1/20/1977-Mr.Ford leaves Washington, DC., after Jimmy Carter is inaugurated the thirty-ninth President of the US.
1979-Gerald's book "A Time To Heal" was published.
Gone But Never FORGOTTEN
He lived longer than any other U.S. president, living 93 years and 165 days while, his 895-day presidency remains the shortest of all presidents who did not die in office.
President Leslie? He wasn't born Gerald Ford – his birth name was actually Leslie Lynch King, Jr. His biological father reportedly abused his mother, and they divorced shortly after young Leslie was born. When his mother remarried, she began calling her 3-year-old son after his stepfather, Gerald Ford. There was never an official adoption, and Ford didn't legally change his name until 1935. Though “President Leslie King” has a nice ring to it, we're glad our former president had a kind stepfather, one whom he called a “magnificent person” and whose name he was proud to take.
Eagle Scout. As a boy, Ford joined the Boy Scouts of America, attaining its highest rank, Eagle Scout. In fact, he is the only U.S. President to have been an Eagle Scout. Scouting was so important to Ford that at his funeral, an honor guard of about 400 Eagle Scouts stood watch during the procession.
Gridiron Giant. At the University of Michigan, Ford was the star of the football team. As center and linebacker, he helped the team to two undefeated seasons and national titles in 1932 and 1933. Ford remained devoted to UM football all his life, often asking the Naval band to play his team's fight song instead of "Hail to the Chief" before state events. Ford made a name for himself in politics, but he could have found fame in a different arena – if he’d accepted offers to play with the Detroit Lions or the Green Bay Packers.
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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum." Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. N.p., 10 Apr. 2007. Web. 24 Jan. 2014.