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Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006



  • Existence: 1913 - 2006

Biographical History

Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States.

His Portrait of the assassin, 1965:title page (Gerald R. Ford)

NUCMC file(Ford, Gerald R. (Gerald Rudolph), 1913-; Gerald Rudolph Ford)

Burke's presidential families, c1975(Gerald Rudolph Ford; b. Leslie Lynch King, Jr.; son of Leslie Lynch and Dorothy A. King; parents divorced 1915 and mother married Gerald Rudolph Ford; Leslie Lynch King, Jr., adopted by his stepfather and became Gerald Rudolph Ford)

Wikipedia WWW site, Dec. 27, 2006(Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.; b. Leslie Lynch King, Jr., July 14, 1913, Omaha, Neb.; his parents divorced when he was less than a year old; when his mother remarried, he was given the name of his stepfather, Gerald Rudolff Ford; later changed the spelling of his middle name; d. Dec. 26, 2006, Rancho Mirage, Calif.; 40th vice president (Dec. 6, 1973-Aug. 9, 1974) and 38th president (Aug. 9, 1974-Jan. 20, 1977) of the United States)

Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, Sept. 23, 2013(Ford, Gerald Rudolph, Jr., a Representative from Michigan, Vice President, and thirty-eighth President of the United States; born in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebr., July 14, 1913; moved to Grand Rapids, Mich., 1914 and attended the public schools; graduated, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Mich., 1935; graduated from Yale University Law School, New Haven, Conn., 1941; admitted to the bar in 1941; served in the United States Navy 1942-1946; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first Congress; reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his resignation from the United States House of Representatives December 6, 1973, to become the fortieth Vice President of the United States; minority leader (Eighty-ninth through Ninety-third Congresses); first Vice President to be nominated by the President and confirmed by the Congress pursuant to the twenty-fifth amendment to the Constitution of the United States; sworn in as the thirty-eighth President of the United States, August 9, 1974, when President Richard M. Nixon resigned, and served until January 20, 1977; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1976; died on December 26, 2006, in Rancho Mirage, Calif.; lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda, December 30, 2006, to January 2, 2007; interment at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Library, Grand Rapids, Mich.)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Associated Students of Brigham Young University records on Gerald R. Ford visit

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 950
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, itineraries, guest lists, and related information concerning the visit of former U.S. president Gerald R. Ford to the Brigham Young University campus on March 19, 1987. Also includes photocopy of two letters exchanged between Ford and Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres, 1985-1986, about proposed construction of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies.

Dates: 1985-1987