Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford


Gerald Ford was served as 38th President of United States and 40th Vice President of the United States born on 14 July 1913, In Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Family Background:

He was the son of Leslie Lynch King Sr. and his wife Dorothy Ayer Gardner Ford. After Gerald’s parents divorced her mother had been married Gerald Rudolff. Ford had two younger brothers from her stepfather.

Personal Life:

In 1948, He had married Elizabeth Ann called “Betty”, who had been a former dancer and fashion model. They had four children.


He had completed his high school education at the Grand Rapids South High School, Where he had been the captain of the football team of the school. Later he had attended the University of Michigan. In 1935, He had completed his graduation in Bachelors of Arts degree in economics.  In 1941, He had completed his L.L.B. degree from Yale Law School.


In May 1941, He had along with his friend to open low practice. However, In 1939, the World War ||, He had joined the Navy to serve his country. He had served in South Pacific and in June 1942, He had been promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade and in March 1943, Had been Promoted to Lieutenant. From April 1945 to January 1046, He had been on the staff of the Naval Reserve Training Command and Naval Air Command. Later he had shown his interest in Politics and had won his first elective office in 1948, as a Republican congressman from Michigan. From 1949 to 1973, He had held the congressional district seat. during that time, He had dealt with issues on foreign policy, The military, and the Warren Commission over the course of his 25 years long career. On 10 October 1973, He had resigned from his post. The President Richard Nixon had nominated Ford as new Vice President, On December 6, 1973, Ford had officially sworn as 40th Vice President of the United States. On August 9, 1974, He had been sworn as 38th President of United States. The economic status of United state had been very Law, He had created an economic Policy board in order to the with a precarious economic situation. and then the Economic point had raised. On January 1977, He had stepped down as a President after 885 days Presidency.

On 26 December 2006, He died at the age of 93, In Rancho Mirage, California, United States.

Unknown Facts:

  • His birth name was Leslie Lynch King Jr.
  • He loved to play football.

Master Stroke:

  • As a president, He had created an economic Policy board in order to the with a precarious economic situation.
  • He had been making the longest-lived US President with 93 years and 165 days.


  • In 1973, The Vice President Spiro Agnew had attempted criminal charges of Tax evasion and Money laundering filed against Ford.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1992, He had received the Lone Sailor Award.
  • He had received the World War II Victory Medal.
  • In 2001, He had received the John F. Kennedy Profile in courage award.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Gerald Ford, Do your work with honesty and full of enthusiasm. Never think about others opinion on your work.

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