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Gerald Ford


Who was Gerald Ford?

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Thirty-Eighth President - Gerald Rudolf Ford
Gerald Ford Lifespan - 1913
- 2006
Place of Birth - July 14, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska
Education - University of Michigan (1935); Yale University Law School (1941) 

Gerald Ford Term as President - 
1974-1977
Vice President / Vice Presidents - None
Religion - Episcopalian
Gerald Ford, Military Experience - 
was in the military during WWII
Name of Wife - Gerald Ford was married to 
Elizabeth Bloomer Ford (Betty) on October 15, 1948. They had 4 children - Michael Gerald ; John Gardner ; Steven Meigs ; Susan Elizabeth
Career of Gerald Ford - Lawyer, Politician, Statesman
Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1949-73
Vice President, 1973-74 (under Nixon)
Died - December 26, 2006 (aged 93) in Rancho Mirage, California
Gerald Ford was buried in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Next President:
President Jimmy Carter

Major Events during his presidency

  • 1974 - Ford granted disgraced Nixon an unconditional pardon

  • 1974 - Campaign Reform Law
  • 1975-1976 - Communist victory in Southeast Asia
  • 1975 - Helsinki Agreement

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  • Description of President Gerald Ford - Height 6 feet 0 inches

  • Gerald Ford Age at Inauguration - 61 years old
  • Gerald Ford Nickname - “Jerry”
  • Gerald Ford became President with the resignation of Richard Nixon
  • He saw action aboard the Monterey, a light aircraft carrier in the South Pacific, winning ten battle stars for his service with the U.S. Navy
  • Ford's children supported their father and campaigned for him in 1976
  • Gerald Ford was an avid sports fan and enjoyed tennis, fishing, golf, swimming and skiing
  • Gerald Ford was subjected to two separate assassination attempts in 1975 by two women. Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, aged 26 and a follower of mass-murderer Charles Manson and Sara Jane Moore, aged 45 and a one-time FBI informer
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President Gerald Ford and the Constitution of the US (17th September,1787)

Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role and his power in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.

Facts about Eligibility
Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.

  • A natural born citizen of the US

  • A resident of the US for 14 years
  • Thirty-five years of age

Facts about Term of Office
Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)

President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8


Facts about Main Presidential Duties and power

  • Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States

  • In times of war or national emergency to manage the national economy and protect the security of the United States
  • Nomination of the heads of all executive departments and agencies (Subject to Senate confirmation)
  • Preparing the budget of the United States, although the Congress must approve it.
  • Presidential legislative powers - The status of the country and his legislative proposals for the upcoming year are given in the annual State of the Union Address.

Facts about Presidential judicial power

  • Appointing important public officials such as ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls and judges of the Supreme Court.

  • Granting reprieves and pardons to anyone convicted of breaking a federal law - except in a case of impeachment.

Facts about Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • Federal official primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations.

  • To make treaties and appoint ambassadors, ministers, and consuls (provided two thirds of the Senators present concur). 
  • To receive foreign ambassadors and other public officials. 

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