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In May 1975, shortly after the fall of Saigon and the Khmer Rouge conquest of Cambodia, Cambodians seized the American merchant ship Mayaguez in international waters. DeFrank T: Write It When I'm Gone, G. Putnam & Sons, New York, NY, 2007. "[164], On October 3, 1980, Ford cast blame on Carter for the latter's charges of ineffectiveness on the part of the Federal Reserve Board due to his appointing of most of its members: "President Carter, when the going gets tough, will do anything to save his own political skin. Chevy Chase often did pratfalls on Saturday Night Live, imitating Ford, who had been seen stumbling on two occasions during his term. [125] Ford dispatched Marines to rescue the crew, but the Marines landed on the wrong island and met unexpectedly stiff resistance just as, unknown to the U.S., the Mayaguez sailors were being released. Passed in 1972, the act established a Revenue Sharing program for state and local governments. [43], On November 29, 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Ford to the Warren Commission, a special task force set up to investigate the assassination of President John F. [148] In an interview years later, Ford said he had intended to imply that the Soviets would never crush the spirits of eastern Europeans seeking independence. And at the time of Watergate, he gave us Gerald Ford—the right man at the right time who was able to put our nation back together again." [20] Before state events, Ford often had the Navy band play the University of Michigan fight song, The Victors, instead of Hail to the Chief. [156] Until Ford's death, Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, visited the Fords' home frequently. [82], The economy was a great concern during the Ford administration. Ford was serving as General Quarters Officer of the Deck and was ordered to go below to assess the raging fire. In addition, he coached all nine sports that were offered, but mostly swimming, boxing, and football. John Gardner Ford was born on March 16, 1952 (68 years old). Ford’s wife Betty Ford is the founder of the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California… Gerald and Betty were married on October 15, 1948, and had four children: Michael (born 1950), John (also known as Jack, b. The future president was never formally adopted and did not legally change his name until December 3, 1935; he also used a more conventional spelling of his middle name. © - use subject to the information collection practices disclosed in our Privacy Policy. Nobody thought I could win. Gerald Ford was born on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska. The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation honored the president's birthday Tuesday with a virtual wreath laying ceremony. As an editorial in The New York Times described him, Ford "saw himself as a negotiator and a reconciler, and the record shows it: he did not write a single piece of major legislation in his entire career. [28], After the fire, the Monterey was declared unfit for service. Some historians have argued that the Ford administration felt the need to respond forcefully to the incident because it was construed as a Soviet plot. Bush. His 895-day-long presidency is the shortest in U.S. history for any president who did not die in office. [49][51], As Minority Leader in the House, Ford appeared in a popular series of televised press conferences with Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen, in which they proposed Republican alternatives to Johnson's policies. Ford was encouraged by his former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger as well as Jim Rhodes of Ohio and Bill Clements of Texas to make the race. In a pre-recorded embargoed interview with Bob Woodward of The Washington Post in July 2004, Ford stated that he disagreed "very strongly" with the Bush administration's choice of Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction as justification for its decision to invade Iraq, calling it a "big mistake" unrelated to the national security of the United States and indicating that he would not have gone to war had he been president. (Negotiations for the canal continued under President Carter, who eventually signed the Torrijos–Carter Treaties.) [205][206][207] Pieces of Ford's common Everyman image have also been attributed to Ford's inevitable comparison to Nixon, as well as his perceived Midwestern stodginess and self-deprecation.[204]. [8], After living with her parents for two-and-a-half years, Gardner married Gerald Rudolff Ford on February 1, 1917. [87] Ford was criticized greatly for quickly switching from advocating a tax increase to a tax reduction. He was married to Betty Ford from 1948 until his death. His parents separated two weeks after his birth and his mother took him to Grand Rapids, Michigan to live with her parents. Ford was not aware of his biological father until he was 17, when his parents told him about the circumstances of his birth. They never saw one another as children, and he did not know them at all until 1960. Congress voted against the proposal by a wide margin. In the continuing Arab–Israeli conflict, although the initial cease fire had been implemented to end active conflict in the Yom Kippur War, Kissinger's continuing shuttle diplomacy was showing little progress. President Ford, who lived in … [217] Also in 1999, Ford was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Bill Clinton. [115], The accords had been negotiated by United States National Security Advisor Kissinger and North Vietnamese politburo member Lê Đức Thọ. South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu was not involved in the final negotiations, and publicly criticized the proposed agreement. [143], In addition to the pardon dispute and lingering anti-Republican sentiment, Ford had to counter a plethora of negative media imagery. [73] In presenting the award to Ford, Senator Edward Kennedy said that he had initially been opposed to the pardon, but later decided that history had proved Ford to have made the correct decision. The President: A Minute-By-Minute Account of a Week in the Life of Gerald Ford. [214], Ford received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in May 1970, as well as the Silver Buffalo Award, from the Boy Scouts of America. She was later convicted of attempted assassination of the President and was sentenced to life in prison; she was paroled on August 14, 2009, after serving 34 years. No more here than meets the eye."[155]. [26] He was released from active duty under honorable conditions in February 1946. From there, she moved to the home of her parents, Levi Addison Gardner and Adele Augusta Ayer, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was the first sitting president since Abraham Lincoln to testify before the House of Representatives. On March 24, Ford informed congressional leaders of both parties of the reassessment of the administration policies in the Middle East. [7][11], Ford said, "My stepfather was a magnificent person and my mother equally wonderful. Future President Gerald R. Ford is born On July 14, 1913, Gerald R. Ford is born Leslie Lynch King, Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska. [63], On September 8, 1974, Ford issued Proclamation 4311, which gave Nixon a full and unconditional pardon for any crimes he might have committed against the United States while president. [218] In 2001, he was presented with the John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award for his decision to pardon Richard Nixon to stop the agony America was experiencing over Watergate. [185] He also was a member of the Republican Unity Coalition, which The New York Times described as "a group of prominent Republicans, including former President Gerald R. Ford, dedicated to making sexual orientation a non-issue in the Republican Party".[186]. Ford considered a run for the Republican nomination in 1980, forgoing numerous opportunities to serve on corporate boards to keep his options open for a rematch with Carter. That year his biological father, whom Ford described as a "carefree, well-to-do man who didn't really give a damn about the hopes and dreams of his firstborn son", approached Ford while he was waiting tables in a Grand Rapids restaurant. Gerald Ford, in full Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., original name Leslie Lynch King, Jr., (born July 14, 1913, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.—died December 26, 2006, Rancho Mirage, California), 38th president of the United States (1974–77), who, as 40th vice president, had succeeded to the presidency on the resignation of President Richard Nixon, under the process decreed by the … 2003. On August 20, Ford nominated former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller to fill the vice presidency he had vacated. Domestically, Ford presided over the worst economy in the four decades since the Great Depression, with growing inflation and a recession during his tenure. [154] In 1979, Ford published his autobiography, A Time to Heal (Harper/Reader's Digest, 454 pages). On Thursday, August 1, 1974, Chief of Staff Alexander Haig contacted Ford to tell him to prepare for the presidency. [83] In March 1975, Congress passed, and Ford signed into law, these income tax rebates as part of the Tax Reduction Act of 1975. His father was a son of prominent banker Charles Henry King and Martha Alicia King (née Porter). She took her son with her to Oak Park, Illinois, home of her sister Tannisse and brother-in-law, Clarence Haskins James. The wedding was delayed until shortly before the election because, as The New York Times reported in a 1974 profile of Betty Ford, "Jerry Ford was running for Congress and wasn't sure how voters might feel about his marrying a divorced exdancer. [32], Ford was a member of the House of Representatives for 25 years, holding Michigan's 5th congressional district seat from 1949 to 1973. [18] In honor of his athletic accomplishments and his later political career, the University of Michigan retired Ford's No. (38th President of the United States, instagram) Gerald Ford - Filmography - Actor ( (To access celebrity's transit chart click on the year of the movie) New York: Alfred A. Knopf. As a person born on this date, Gerald Ford is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (July 14) and the 5th most popular for the year (1913). Like Presidents Carter, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, Ford was an honorary co-chair of the Council for Excellence in Government, a group dedicated to excellence in government performance, which provides leadership training to top federal employees. After rejecting these terms, Reagan offered the vice-presidential nomination instead to George H. W. Although conservative Republicans were not pleased that Rockefeller was picked, most of them voted for his confirmation, and his nomination passed both the House and Senate. [22], Ford became vice president as the Watergate scandal was unfolding. [30][133] As she did, Larry Buendorf,[134] a Secret Service agent, grabbed the gun, and Fromme was taken into custody. [57] According to The New York Times, Nixon "sought advice from senior Congressional leaders about a replacement." Naval Academy in 1946. Gerald Ford Birthday and Date of Death. Gawthorpe, A. J. This plan would also take $4.4 billion out of the budget, bringing federal spending below $300 billion. [162] Ford did appear in a campaign commercial for the Reagan-Bush ticket, in which he declared that the country would be "better served by a Reagan presidency rather than a continuation of the weak and politically expedient policies of Jimmy Carter". "[144], Ford's 1976 election campaign benefitted from his being an incumbent president during several anniversary events held during the period leading up to the United States Bicentennial. [172], In January 1984, a letter signed by Ford and Carter and urging world leaders to extend their failed effort to end world hunger was released and sent to Secretary-General of the United Nations Javier Pérez de Cuéllar. However, the phrasing was so awkward that questioner Max Frankel was visibly incredulous at the response. [84] At the time, inflation was believed to be the primary threat to the economy, more so than growing unemployment; there was a belief that controlling inflation would help reduce unemployment. One of Ford's greatest challenges was dealing with the continuing Vietnam War. We ought to learn from the Democrats: when they were running ultra-liberal candidates, they didn't win. [43], Ford was nominated to take Agnew's position on October 12, the first time the vice-presidential vacancy provision of the 25th Amendment had been implemented. [58] Ford noted the peculiarity of his position: "I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president by your ballots, and so I ask you to confirm me as your president with your prayers. On November 22, 2004, New York Republican Governor George Pataki named Ford and the other living former Presidents (Carter, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton) as honorary members of the board rebuilding the World Trade Center. Dec 26, 2006 ( age 93 ) Popularity. However, anti-war pressures within the United States forced Nixon and Kissinger to pressure Thieu to sign the agreement and enable the withdrawal of American forces. On December 6, 1973, the House confirmed Ford by a vote of 387 to 35. [213], Ford was also a member of the Shriners and the Royal Order of Jesters; both being affiliated bodies of Freemasonry. Buchen. Naval Reserve, serving from 1942 to 1946; he left as a lieutenant commander. He granted a presidential pardon to Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal. Hersey, John Richard. (2009), "The Ford Administration and Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific after the Fall of Saigon". Period." Ford was detached from the ship and sent to the Navy Pre-Flight School at Saint Mary's College of California, where he was assigned to the Athletic Department until April 1945. Ford also said that he did not "believe that the Poles consider themselves dominated by the Soviet Union". Former President Gerald R. Ford cuts his birthday cake while his daughter, Susan Ford Bales, watches at the Gerald Ford Museum July 30, 2003, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Ford successfully invested in oil with Marvin Davis, which later provided an income for Ford's children. The 200th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts gave Ford the opportunity to deliver a speech to 110,000 in Concord acknowledging the need for a strong national defense tempered with a plea for "reconciliation, not recrimination" and "reconstruction, not rancor" between the United States and those who would pose "threats to peace". Gerald Ford was a famous American politician, 38th President of the United States, who was born on July 14, 1913. Her 1975 high school prom was held in the White House's East Room. On August 21, it was reported that he had been fitted with a pacemaker. He had end-stage coronary artery disease and severe aortic stenosis and insufficiency, caused by calcific alteration of one of his heart valves. General Trần Văn Trà sought to gauge any South Vietnamese or American response to the invasion, as well as to solve logistical issues, before proceeding with the invasion. On August 25, he underwent an angioplasty procedure at the Mayo Clinic. ", This page was last edited on 14 December 2020, at 22:53. "[71], After Ford left the White House in January 1977, he privately justified his pardon of Nixon by carrying in his wallet a portion of the text of Burdick v. United States, a 1915 U.S. Supreme Court decision which stated that a pardon indicated a presumption of guilt, and that acceptance of a pardon was tantamount to a confession of that guilt. Ford and [Cedric] Sweet played their hearts out. "[167] On October 20, 1981, Ford stated stopping the Reagan administration's Saudi arms package could have a large negative impact to American relations in the Middle East during a news conference. "Ford, on Bicentennial Trip, Bids U.S. [132], Ford was the target of two assassination attempts during his presidency. In the operation, two military transport helicopters carrying the Marines for the assault operation were shot down, and 41 U.S. servicemen were killed and 50 wounded, while approximately 60 Khmer Rouge soldiers were killed. In 1987 Ford's Humor and the Presidency, a book of humorous political anecdotes, was published. President Gerald R. Ford was honored Tuesday on what would have been his 107th birthday. Immediately after Ford took the oath of office in the East Room of the White House, he spoke to the assembled audience in a speech that was broadcast live to the nation. In the Middle East and eastern Mediterranean, two ongoing international disputes developed into crises. Ford considered it "stalling" and wrote, "Their [Israeli] tactics frustrated the Egyptians and made me mad as hell. … "[210] Ford was made a 33° Scottish Rite Mason on September 26, 1962. Ford took the oath of office on August 9, 1974, after Richard Nixon’s resignation amid the Watergate scandal. [91] The focus of the Ford administration turned to stopping the rise in unemployment, which reached nine percent in May 1975. A few selected Scouts served as ushers inside the National Cathedral. [83] To rein in inflation, it was necessary to control the public's spending. Senator Bob Dole of Kansas. However, "Al Haig asked to come over and see me," Ford later said, "to tell me that there would be a new tape released on a Monday, and he said the evidence in there was devastating and there would probably be either an impeachment or a resignation. [77], When Ford assumed office, he inherited Nixon's Cabinet. Date of Birth - Jul 14, 1913. After the confirmation vote in the House, Ford took the oath of office as Vice President of the United States. He turned down offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. In that operation, military and Air America helicopters took evacuees to U.S. Navy ships off-shore during an approximately 24-hour period on April 29 to 30, 1975, immediately preceding the fall of Saigon. "[54], After Nixon was elected president in November 1968, Ford's role shifted to being an advocate for the White House agenda. The petition was circulated nationally and was the inspiration for the America First Committee, a group determined to keep the U.S. out of World War II. "[141], Ford appointed 11 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, and 50 judges to the United States district courts. Many in the press jokingly called this "The Ev and Jerry Show. An incident in 1975, when he tripped while exiting Air Force One in Austria, was famously and repeatedly parodied by Chevy Chase, cementing Ford's image as a klutz. to Drop Abortion Issue and Shift Center", "Carter breaks silence on Clinton, says nation will heal", "Ford Disagreed With Bush About Invading Iraq", "Embargoed Interview Reveals Ford Opposed Iraq War", Hospitalized After Suffering a Stroke, Former President Ford Is Expected to Fully Recover, Former "President Ford, 92, hospitalized with pneumonia", "Former President Gerald Ford Released from Hospital", "Bush and ex-presidents eulogize Gerald R. 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Ford Institute of Public Policy, Albion College, Gerald R. Ford Middle School, Grand Rapids, Michigan. [23], Ford hoped to attend Yale Law School beginning in 1935. Kennedy. [31] Ford also visited local farms where, in one instance, a wager resulted in Ford spending two weeks milking cows following his election victory. They were of both parties, elected by all the people and acting under the Constitution in their name. forces. presidency. 1913 – 2006. While he was on board, the carrier participated in many actions in the Pacific Theater with the Third and Fifth Fleets in late 1943 and 1944. As part of this program, he urged people to wear "WIN" buttons. [215] In 1985, he received the 1985 Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, GCSAA's highest honor. Ford was born Leslie Lynch King Jr. on July 14, 1913, at 3202 Woolworth Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska, where his parents lived with his paternal grandparents. A star college football player, he served in the Navy during WWII. He was the child of Dorothy Ayer Gardner and Leslie Lynch King Sr., a wool trader. The previous day, Ford had entered the Eisenhower Medical Center for undisclosed tests; he was released on October 16. 710–714. [22], Ford received the following military awards: the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with nine ​3⁄16" bronze stars (for operations in the Gilbert Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, Marshall Islands, Asiatic and Pacific carrier raids, Hollandia, Marianas, Western Carolines, Western New Guinea, and the Leyte Operation), the Philippine Liberation Medal with two ​3⁄16" bronze stars (for Leyte and Mindoro), and the World War II Victory Medal. Gerald Ford (38th President of the United States) real name was Leslie Lynch King Jr.. A portion of the speech would later be memorialized with a plaque at the entrance to his presidential museum. She had previously been married and, after a five‐year marriage, divorced from William Warren. He graduated from Grand Rapids South High School in Michigan and was a star football player at the University of Michigan. Moore was later sentenced to life in prison. He was a salesman in a family-owned paint and varnish company. Both Ford and Kissinger made clear that U.S. would not object to the proposed Indonesian annexation of East Timor. Ford suffered two minor strokes at the 2000 Republican National Convention, but made a quick recovery after being admitted to Hahnemann University Hospital. [10], Ford also had three half-siblings from the second marriage of Leslie King Sr., his biological father: Marjorie King (1921–1993), Leslie Henry King (1923–1976), and Patricia Jane King (1925–1980). [39][40] Ford was known to his colleagues in the House as a "Congressman's Congressman". 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