Gerald Ford

 
 
38th President of the United States
In office
August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977
Vice President
Preceded byRichard Nixon
Succeeded byJimmy Carter
40th Vice President of the United States
In office
December 6, 1973 – August 9, 1974
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded bySpiro Agnew
Succeeded byNelson Rockefeller
House Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1965 – December 6, 1973
DeputyLeslie C. Arends
Preceded byCharles A. Halleck
Succeeded byJohn Jacob Rhodes
Chair of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965
LeaderCharles A. Halleck
Preceded byCharles B. Hoeven
Succeeded byMelvin Laird
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan‘s 5th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – December 6, 1973
Preceded byBartel J. Jonkman
Succeeded byRichard Vander Veen
Personal details
Born
Leslie Lynch King Jr.

July 14, 1913
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedDecember 26, 2006 (aged 93)
Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
Resting placeGerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Betty Bloomer (m. 1948)
Children
Parents
EducationUniversity of Michigan (BA)
Yale Law School (JD)
Signature
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1942–1946
RankU.S. Navy O-4 infobox.svg Lieutenant Commander
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsAmerican Campaign Medal ribbon.svg American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ribbon.svg Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (9 campaign stars)
World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg World War II Victory
College football career
Michigan Wolverines – No. 48
PositionCenter
Class1935
MajorEconomics
Career history
Bowl gamesEast–West Shrine Game (1935)
High schoolGrand Rapids South
Career highlights and awards
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