FORD, Gerald Rudolph, jr. [1913-2006] -- American politician, 38° POTUS
a/k/aUnited States, POTUS 38
United States, vPOTUS 40
He was the first president not elected to that office or that of Vice President. He became vice president when Richard Nixon appointed him to the office following Spiro Agnew's resignation. He then succeeded Nixon as President of the United States when Nixon resigned. As president, Ford then appointed ¤Nelson Rockefeller as his vPOTUS under the provisions of the same 25° amendment by which he (Ford) had been appointed by Nixon.
Ford survived two assassination attempts in one month, both by women, both followers of Charles Manson.
Born Leslie Lynch King, his parents were divorced shortly after his birth. When his mother remarried, his stepfather adopted him and he subsequently changed his name.
|US Representative from MI|
|Resigns as MI Rep. to become 40° vPOTUS|
|First vice president installed by provisions of 25° amendment, i.e. by presidential nomination and approval of both houses (when Agnew resigned)|
|Ford nominates Nelson Rockefeller as vPOTUS|
|Sworn as 38° POTUS|
|Only POTUS never elected to that office or to the vice presidency|
|Ford pardons Nixon|
|Only person twice affected by provisions of the 25° amendment, once as appointee, once as appointer!|
|Rockefeller becomes Ford's vPOTUS|
|Assassination attempt #1 (Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme)|
|Assassination attempt #2 (Sara Jane Moore)|
|Ford awards Rockefeller the Presidential Medal of Freedom|
|He was the longest-lived US president, æ 93y|
Bookmarks (off-site links)
- Internet Public Library: POTUS The Internet Public Library
- FORD, Gerald Rudolph, Jr. - Biographical Information Biographical Directory of the UnitedStates Congress
- Gerald Ford (1974-1977) from "UNITED STATES ON LINE"
- Encyclopedia.com - Results for Ford, Gerald Rudolph Thumbnail biography
- Gerald Rudolph Ford from infoplease.com
- Biography of Gerald R. Ford The official White House page
- President Gerald R. Ford Biography
- New Book of Knowledge: Gerald R. Ford
- Encyclopedia Americana: Gerald Ford
- Assassination attempts
- Agnew, Nixon, Watergate
- Libraries, Museums, etc