Did you know??????
December 28, 2006 10:27am CST
Did you know that President Gerald Ford..... 1.That he was born on July 14, 1913 in Omaha Nebraska as Leslie Lynch King, Jr. His parent seperated 16 days after his birth and divorced the following December. On February 1, 1916, his mother married Gearld Rudolff Ford, a paint salesman. She began calling her son Gerald Rudolff Ford, Jr. Although never formally adopted, he legally changed his name on December 3, 1935. 2.He went to Grand Rapids High School and was the star athlete of his football team. In 1930, he was selected to the All city team of Grand Rapids City League. He attended the University of Michigan and was the center and linebacker for the football team. He helped the Wolverines go undefeated and win national titles in 1932 and 1933. In 1935, he was a part of the Collegiate All Star Team that played the Chicago Bears in an exhibition game at Soldier Field. His jersey #48 has been retired by the school. 3.He attended Yale Law School and graduated in 1941. In May of that same year he opened a Grand Rapids Law Practice with a friend. 4. He served in the Navy from April 13, 1942 until February 23, 1946. Then on June 28, 1963 he resigned from the Naval Reserve. 5. On October 15, 1948, he married Elizabeth Bloomer Warren and had 4 children: a. Michael Gerald Ford (3-14-50)a minister b. John Gardner Ford (aka Jack) (3-16-52) a journalist and public relations consultant (not to be confused with tv personality Jack Ford) c. Steven Meigo Ford (5-19-56) an actor and Rodeo Rider d. Susan Elizabeth Ford (7-6-57) a photographer.
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• United States
29 Dec 06
Thank you for this helpful information. These are facts I have not heard about President Ford. This would be good for those did you know moments I play with my brother-in-law once in awhile. Thanks this is probably something I will stump him on. He usually stumps me all the time and so I hope I can stump him with some of these facts. Where did you get this information?
28 Dec 06
Gerald ford became the president(1974-1977) when Richard Nixon had to resign. Nixon had to resign because of the watergate scandal. The watergate building is the democrat's office, and some burglers were found trying to steal information. Nixon denied he had anything to do with it, but a probe revealed that he had infact ordered the whole covert operation.He is the president of the US to have resigned. He was convicted, but a month after Ford became the president he granted pardon to Nixon. HE was criticised for this.He saw the end of vietnam war through .He had to contend with inflation and recession during his tenure. He lost the next election to Jimmy carter.
• United States
29 Dec 06
No I didn't know that much about president ford. I was only 9 when he got into office. So I don't remember too much when he was president. I remember him loosing to president carter though. Thanks for the info.
29 Dec 06
Ford's reputation for integrity and openness had made him popular during his 25 years in Congress. From 1965 to 1973, he was House Minority Leader. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1913, he grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He starred on the University of Michigan football team, then went to Yale, where he served as assistant coach while earning his law degree. During World War II he attained the rank of lieutenant commander in the Navy. After the war he returned to Grand Rapids, where he began the practice of law, and entered Republican politics. A few weeks before his election to Congress in 1948, he married Elizabeth Bloomer. They have four children: Michael, John, Steven, and Susan. As President, Ford tried to calm earlier controversies by granting former President Nixon a full pardon. His nominee for Vice President, former Governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York, was the second person to fill that office by appointment. Gradually, Ford selected a cabinet of his own.
29 Dec 06
when richard nixon had to resign compulsory due to watergate scandal then gerald ford became the president.. i don't know much more about watergate scandal..but it is famous at that time..isn't it?? i think you have collected much more info.about president Gerald Ford..thanks for it!!