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Gerald R. Ford Facts and Trivia

Birthday: July 14, 1913
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
College or University: University of Michigan, Yale
Religion: Episcopal
Occupation or Profession: Lawyer
Military Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Married: Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren
Children: Michael Gerald Ford, John Gardner Ford, Steven Meigs Ford, and Susan Elizabeth Ford
President number: 38th
Political Party: Republican
Runner Up: n/a
Vice President: Nelson Rockefeller
Age at Inauguration: 60
Served: 1974 - 1977
Number of terms: 1
Other Offices or Commissions: U.S. House of Representatives
Died: December 26, 2006 in Rancho Mirage, CA
Age at Death: 93
Place of Burial: Grand Rapids, MI

Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:

- Gerald Ford was born as Leslie Lynch King, Jr. He was given his stepfather's name when he was 2 years old and later adopted by him.

- Ford worked as a fashion model to help pay for law school. He was on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine and in the pages of Look.

- Ford was a good student in school and an all-star football player. He played college ball and was being recruited by the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. Instead, he went to Yale Law School before joining the Navy during World War II.

- Ford served in Congress for over 25 years before becoming vice president.

- One of the first things Ford did as president was grant President Nixon a full pardon. Nixon never stood trial for the Watergate scandal.

- Ford is the only president in history that was not elected president or vice president by the American people.

 

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