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Gerald Ford

Republican

Picture of Gerald Ford
Date Party Office Votes Result
08-09-1974 Republican President 0 Win
11-02-1976 Republican President 3882244 Win
Website: www.ford.utexas.edu
 

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 14, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska
Spouse: Betty Warren
Children: Michael, John*, Steven, and Susan
Military Service: USN (WWII)
Died: December 26, 2006 in Rancho Mirage, CA

1949-1973: Member of Congress (Michigan)
1963-1964: Member, President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (better known as the "Warren Commission")
1965-1973: House Minority Leader
1973-1974: Vice President of the United States
1974-1977: President of the United States

  • Eagle Scout
  • AWARD: Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999)
  • AWARD: Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation (2001) 
  • John "Jack" Gardner Ford was an early candidate for State Controller in 1982 (but withdrew).
  • Gerald Ford Elementary is located in Indian Wells, CA.
  • US Currency: Gerald Ford appeared on a "Presidential $1 Coin" that will be issued in 2016.

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