Gerald Ford

Born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913 – 2006) was the 38th US President. Because he was appointed Vice-President, and later succeeded Richard Nixon as President upon Nixon’s resignation, he was the only one not elected into both posts.

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What US President was not elected either President or Vice President?

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Gerald R. Ford. Ford was selected and confirmed as the vice President on December 6, 1973, while he was a US Congressman, after the resignation of Vice president Spiro T. Agnew. Ford then became President on August 9, 1974 with the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. (Ford ran for reelection but was defeated by Jimmy Carter in 1976, so he was never elected President or vice president.)
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Which two signers of the US Constitution later became US presidents?

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George Washington (president of the convention and first president) and James Madison (fourth president) were the future Presidents who signed the Constitution.
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Did congress have power of approval over president Nixon's designation of Gerald Ford as his successor?

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Yes but its a little more complicated than that, the congress and senate were both enthralled by Nixon. After all, he wasn't necessarily a bad president, he just did a stupid thing. Gerald Ford was his successor as determined when Nixon was put into presidency
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Who was the vice president after Hubert Humphrey?

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Spiro T. Agnew Hubert H. Humphrey served as the vice president under President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963 to 1969. On January 20, 1969, Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated as the 37th president, and Spiro T. Agnew took the office of vice president.
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Which US president worked as a model?

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Gerald Ford earned some money as a model for Cosmopolitan and Look magazines in the 1940s. Modeling was never his main job.
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What is Gerald Ford's alma mater?

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Ford was a graduate of the University of Michigan. He also got a law degree from Yale.
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What state did Gerald Ford represent in the US congress?

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Gerald R. Ford represented the state of Michigan.
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What was Gerald Ford's greatest failure?

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The only failure of Ford was his pardon of Richard Nixon. I was honored to be his campaign chairman while a student at the University of Oklahoma in 1976. I met both the President and his son, Jack. What a great experience! He was crucified unfairly for pardoning Nixon back then. We were in a recession, and the country had major challenges and over 75% of his time was spent talking to lawyers on both sides of the Watergate scandal. He knew that the country couldn't afford to have Nixon in a court of law and having it drag out for many more months along with appeals and so forth. Ford did the right thing by putting a quick end to this. He knew that politcally, he had probably lost the election in 1976, but he knew he did what was best for the country. He put country first over politcs! Nixon had phlebitis as it turned out and was very sick and was close to dying in the fall of 1974. Being forced to resigned was a huge humiliation for Nixon and suffered for it. I don't think the majority of the American people would have wanted to see him in prison.
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How Gerald Ford stop being president?

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He was defeated in the 1976 election by Jimmy Carter.
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Will Eddie Gurerro ever get another title shot?

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Oh yes! Trust him. He HAS another title shot he died so no no hes dead i no its sad viva la raza
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Who shot Gerald Ford?

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There were two assassination attempts against Gerald Ford while he was in office. 5 - Sept - 1975 in Sacramento CA Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme (a follower of Charles Manson) attempted to shoot Ford. 22 - Sept - 1975 - in San Francisco CA Sara Jane Moore also attempted to assassinate President Ford.
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What year was George Ford elected president?

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George Ford was never president of the United States but was the stepfather of Gerald Rrudolff Ford who was in office from December 6th 1973 - August 9th 1974 .
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What is the name of Gerald Rudolph Ford's wife's name?

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President Gerald Ford's wife was Betty Ford, born Elizabeth Ann Bloomer. She was born on April 8, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, and died on July 8, 2011 in Rancho Mirage, California.
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Why did Gerald Ford pardon Richard Nixon?

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President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon to try and put Watergate in the past and concentrate on the important problems the USA had in 1974, such as the Energy Crisis, and unemployment, and the fact that the Communists were threatening to overrun South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos Watergate was a "third rate burglary and a first rate cover up". It cost Richard Nixon his Presidency. He resigned after being reelected in 1972 with a massive landslide. Ford knew that enemies of Nixon would not be content until they had brought him to trial . He knew the attempts to get indictments and a possible trial would distract the government from more important matters and would attract publicity in foreign countries that would damage the prestige of the United States. Enough was enough. Time to move on and deal with more important problems.
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Who was Gerald Ford?

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Gerald Ford (July 14, 1913 - December 26, 2006) was the 38th US President. He was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., but took the name Ford after his step-father. He represented the state of Michigan in the House of Representatives for 12 consecutive terms, winning over 60% of the vote each time. He served five terms as the Republican minority leader. He was appointed to the Warren commission by Lyndon Johnson. He was appointed to the office of Vice-President by Richard Nixon in 1973 when VP Agnew resigned. Soon Nixon also resigned due to the Watergate scandal and Ford became President. His most notable act as President was probabaly his pardon of Richard Nixon. He ran for a term of his own in 1976, but lost to Jimmy Carter. He was the oldest ex-President ever when he died in 2006.
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When did Gerald Ford die?

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Gerald Ford died on December 26, 2006 at the age of 93. Gerald R. Ford died in December 26,2006
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When was Gerald Ford the US President?

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Gerald Ford was President from 9 August 1974 until 20 January 1977. 1975 Gerald Ford was President from August 9, 1974, when Nixon resigned his office, until January 20,1977 when he was replaced by Jimmy Carter after losing his bid for another term. August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977 Gerald Ford became 38th US President when Richard Nixon resigned on 9 Aug 1974. Gerald Ford was the 38th president serving 1974-1977.
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Who was the Vice President to Gerald Ford?

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Nelson Rockefeller was the vice-president chosen by Gerald Ford and approved by Congress. Gerald Ford was President of the United States from August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977. His Vice President was Nelson Rockefeller. The 38th President of the United States was Gerald Ford from August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977. His Vice President was Nelson Rockefeller
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Why did Lincoln free the slaves?

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In 1780, the abolitionist movement began in England, and carried over into the US. Members formed the Underground Railroad to help slaves who escaped captivity. Legislation was passed in 1850 to ban the slave trade within the United States. In disgust of the northern states expansion of the federal government and their disregard for the Tenth Amendment (which gave states sovereignty from the federal government), the southern states decided to withdrawal from the union. In 1861 the Civil War began. After losing many battles and soldiers, Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation to Free the slaves in the southern states. This hurt the economics of the southern states; the free labor that was helping the south gain it's independence from the US was released and had to be compensated for their work. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves to use economic warfare to prevent the southern states from winning their independence.
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Is Betty Nguyen married?

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Betty Nguyen announced on her FaceBook page that she is engaged.