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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 INFORMAL QUALIFICATIONS Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. America's 38th President BIOGRAPHY ROLES DID YOU KNOW? ISSUES Ford is the only person to have heldboth the office of Vice Presidentand President without having been elected to either. Ford had to lead a nation affected bythe Watergate scandal.The economy at the time suffered from inflation,and Ford was also faced with the effects of warin Southeast Asia.His consideration for the best for the nation bypardoning Nixon ended in accusations of havingmade a deal with Nixon. Chief Executive - When Nixon resigned, Ford had to appointa new Vice President, Rockefeller. He also pardoned Nixonfor the Watergate Scandal.Commander-in-Chief - Ford evacuates troopsfrom South Vietnam. The Vietnam War ends.Chief Legislator - Ford created Whip Inflation Now, whichhad no effect on the economy. He also vetoed bills forraising dairy, grain, and cotton prices. (1913-2006) 2006 1973 Returns fromNavy and receivesmany medals and ribbons. Dies in Palm Desert, CA 1935 Born in Omaha, Nebraska Nixon choosesFord as his VicePresident, andFord is sworn in. 1946 1948 Ford enlistsin the Navy. Ford was a gifted athlete and football star, receiving offers fromthe Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. He later coached future U.S. Senators Taft and Proxmire at Yale. 1942 He legally changeshis name to Gerald R. Ford. 1974 1999 2000 1913 1920 1930 1940 1950 1970 1960 1980 1990 1949 Gerald Ford was born LeslieLynch King Jr. on July 14, 1913in Omaha, Nebraska. His parentsdivorced not long after he was born, and Ford lived with his mother and stepfatherin Grand Rapids, Michigan for most of hisyouth. He later married Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren, and the couple has fourchildren.Ford was Episcopalian.He died in 2006 in Palm Desert, California. Marries Elizabeth(Betty) Warren Ford is swornin as the 38thPresident of theUnited States.He also pardonsNixon later thatyear. Serves in the U.S. House of Representatives for 12 terms. Ford receives thePresidential Medal ofFreedom fromPresident Clinton and the Congressional GoldMedal from Congress. White Male Previous government occupationPolitical Party (Republican) Religious (Christian) 1972 Electoral College Map:Richard Nixon's Win with Ford as VP latern on
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