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[205], In spite of his athletic record and remarkable career accomplishments, Ford acquired a reputation as a clumsy, likable, and simple-minded Everyman. In Sacramento, California, on September 5, 1975, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, pointed a Colt .45-caliber handgun at Ford and pulled the trigger at point-blank range. [129], The second crisis, known as the axe murder incident, occurred at Panmunjom, a village which stands in the DMZ between the two Koreas. On the proper right side is inscribed a quotation from a tribute by Tip O'Neill, Speaker of the House at the end of Ford's presidency: "God has been good to America, especially during difficult times. [43] He died on the 34th anniversary of President Harry S. Truman's death; he was the last surviving member of the Warren Commission. It was, since the September 1974 ban on arms to Turkey, the second major congressional intrusion upon the President's foreign policy prerogatives. After the game, assistant coach Bennie Oosterbaan said, "When I walked into the dressing room at halftime, I had tears in my eyes I was so proud of them. Ford supported international solutions to issues. His moderate views on various social issues increasingly put him at odds with conservative members of the party in the 1990s and early 2000s. Ford felt truly annoyed and thought the chance for peace was jeopardized. To try to mesh service and sacrifice, "WIN" called for Americans to reduce their spending and consumption. [173], In 1987, Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of District of Columbia Circuit Court judge and former Solicitor General Robert Bork after Bork was nominated by President Reagan to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. [75] The program for the Return of Vietnam Era Draft Evaders and Military Deserters[76] established a Clemency Board to review the records and make recommendations for receiving a Presidential Pardon and a change in Military discharge status. Stolberg, Sheryl Gay. He also devoted much time to his love of golf, often playing both privately and in public events with comedian Bob Hope, a longtime friend. [182], On January 20, 1998, during an interview at his Palm Springs home, Ford said the Republican Party's nominee in the 2000 presidential election would lose if the party turned ultra conservative in their ideals: "If we get way over on the hard right of the political spectrum, we will not elect a Republican President. He was perceived to be a stumblebum by the general public, thanks in part to Chevy Chase's scathing portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live. "[181], In April 1997, Ford joined President Bill Clinton, former President Bush, and Nancy Reagan in signing the "Summit Declaration of Commitment" in advocating for participation by private citizens in solving domestic issues within the United States. [214], Ford received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in May 1970, as well as the Silver Buffalo Award, from the Boy Scouts of America. [116], In December 1974, months after Ford took office, North Vietnamese forces invaded the province of Phuoc Long. Family will commemorate birthday of former President Ford PHOTO: Swearing-In Ceremony for Gerald R. Ford, Photo Date: 8/9/74 - Photo: Gerald Ford Foundation (WJRT) Published: Jul. "[52] Johnson said at the time, "Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time. Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977. [2] In the Republican presidential primary campaign of 1976, Ford defeated former California Governor Ronald Reagan for the Republican nomination. [193] On August 15 he was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for testing and evaluation. Ford later recalled, "During 25 years in the rough-and-tumble world of politics, I often thought of the experiences before, during, and after that game in 1934. [33] On October 17, 1974, Ford testified before Congress on the pardon. [120] In all, 130,000 Vietnamese refugees came to the United States in 1975. Famous as the only daughter and fourth child of Betty Ford and 38th United States President Gerald Ford, she is also notable for her work as a Newsweek and Associated Press photojournalist.In 1992, she joined the board of her mother's Betty Ford Center.. Before Fame. Today is the birthday of the late former President, Gerald R. Ford, who went from being a college football star to the White House under the most unusual circumstances. He played center and linebacker for the University of Michigan's football team, helping the Wolverines to undefeated seasons and national titles in 1932 and 1933. The advice was unanimous. [30][136] Before she fired a second round, retired Marine Oliver Sipple grabbed at the gun and deflected her shot; the bullet struck a wall about six inches above and to the right of Ford's head, then ricocheted and hit a taxi driver, who was slightly wounded. His father was a son of prominent banker Charles Henry King and Martha Alicia King (née Porter). The incident prompted the New York Daily News' famous headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead", referring to a speech in which "Ford declared flatly ... that he would veto any bill calling for 'a federal bail-out of New York City'". 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. [50], In 1966, criticism over the Johnson Administration's handling of the Vietnam War began to grow, with Ford and Congressional Republicans expressing concern that the United States was not doing what was necessary to win the war. [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. [178], In April 1991, Ford joined former presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter, in supporting the Brady Bill. The details of the interview were not released until after Ford's death, as he requested. "[33] Appointed to the House Appropriations Committee two years after being elected, he was a prominent member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. [87] At the time, inflation was over twelve percent. presidency. [130] Then, in August 1976, North Korean forces killed two U.S. officers and injured South Korean guards who were engaged in trimming a tree in Panmunjom's Joint Security Area. [91] The focus of the Ford administration turned to stopping the rise in unemployment, which reached nine percent in May 1975. On February 5, 1976, an army recruit at Fort Dix mysteriously died and four fellow soldiers were hospitalized; health officials announced that "swine flu" was the cause. You will be notified of our decision.[111]. [101] During his later life, Ford would identify as pro-choice. From the end of April 1945 to January 1946, he was on the staff of the Naval Reserve Training Command, Naval Air Station, Glenview, Illinois, at the rank of lieutenant commander. [72] In 2001, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award to Ford for his pardon of Nixon. No more here than meets the eye."[155]. In May 1941, he opened a Grand Rapids law practice with a friend, Philip W. "[12], Ford was involved in the Boy Scouts of America, and earned that program's highest rank, Eagle Scout. [7][11], Ford said, "My stepfather was a magnificent person and my mother equally wonderful. The President: A Minute-By-Minute Account of a Week in the Life of Gerald Ford. Birthday: July 14, 1913 Date of Death: December 26, 2006 Age at Death: 93 Remembering them has helped me many times to face a tough situation, take action, and make every effort possible despite adverse odds." "I came back a converted internationalist", Ford wrote, "and of course our congressman at that time was an avowed, dedicated isolationist. [195], Ford died on December 26, 2006, at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, of arteriosclerotic cerebrovascular disease and diffuse arteriosclerosis. This plan would also take $4.4 billion out of the budget, bringing federal spending below $300 billion. [12] They said that Ford's pardon was granted in exchange for Nixon's resignation, which had elevated Ford to the presidency. 1975. [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". He was born on July 14, 1913 at Omaha, Nebraska, United States. [118] Two days later, on April 23, Ford gave a speech at Tulane University. She had previously been married and, after a five‐year marriage, divorced from William Warren. [96] Although the vaccination program was plagued by delays and public relations problems, some 25% of the population was vaccinated by the time the program was canceled in December 1976.[97]. [187][188], On April 4, 1990, Ford was admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center for surgery to replace his left knee, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Murphy saying "Ford's entire left knee was replaced with an artificial joint, including portions of the adjacent femur, or thigh bone, and tibia, or leg bone."[189]. On October 13, he was scheduled to attend the dedication of a building of his namesake, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, but due to poor health and on the advice of his doctors he did not attend. [83] To rein in inflation, it was necessary to control the public's spending. [77], When Ford assumed office, he inherited Nixon's Cabinet. After mulling various options the Ford administration decided that it was necessary to respond with a major show of force. [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. 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 … [104] The Administration entered into the Helsinki Accords[105] with the Soviet Union in 1975, creating the framework of the Helsinki Watch, an independent non-governmental organization created to monitor compliance which later evolved into Human Rights Watch. 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. Gerald was 93 years old at the time of death. ", Ford's wife, Betty Ford, died on July 8, 2011. [14] In 1930, he was selected to the All-City team of the Grand Rapids City League. The Monterey was damaged by a fire, which was started by several of the ship's aircraft tearing loose from their cables and colliding on the hangar deck. She took her son with her to Oak Park, Illinois, home of her sister Tannisse and brother-in-law, Clarence Haskins James. Congress voted against the proposal by a wide margin. Ford's successor, Jimmy Carter, opened his 1977 inaugural address by praising the outgoing President, saying, "For myself and for our Nation, I want to thank my predecessor for all he has done to heal our land. During his brief administration, he replaced all members except Secretary of State Kissinger and Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon. [135], In reaction to this attempt, the Secret Service began keeping Ford at a more secure distance from anonymous crowds, a strategy that may have saved his life seventeen days later. [41], In the early 1950s, Ford declined offers to run for either the Senate or the Michigan governorship. Born as Leslie Lynch King Jr, he studied at the University of Michigan and Yale School of Law. [142], Ford reluctantly agreed to run for office in 1976, but first he had to counter a challenge for the Republican party nomination. Gerald Ford died on December 26, 2006.... F Are you looking for Gerald Ford's Age and Birthday date? He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, rising to its highest rank of Eagle Scout. 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. Naval Reserve on April 13, 1942. [8], After living with her parents for two-and-a-half years, Gardner married Gerald Rudolff Ford on February 1, 1917. According to Bob Woodward, Nixon Chief of Staff Alexander Haig proposed a pardon deal to Ford. Jespersen, T. Christopher. The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation honored the president's birthday Tuesday with a virtual wreath laying ceremony. The first crisis was the Mayaguez incident. They were everywhere on defense." Ford was Ward's best friend on the team, and they roomed together while on road trips. [211] In April 1975, Ford was elected by a unanimous vote Honorary Grand Master of the International Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay, a position in which he served until January 1977. [18] In honor of his athletic accomplishments and his later political career, the University of Michigan retired Ford's No. [199], Scouting was so important to Ford that his family asked for Scouts to participate in his funeral. In 1975, Rumsfeld was named by Ford as the youngest-ever Secretary of Defense. [62] Rockefeller's top competitor had been George H. W. Bush. "[29], After Ford returned to Grand Rapids in 1946, he became active in local Republican politics, and supporters urged him to challenge Bartel J. Jonkman, the incumbent Republican congressman. He was married to Betty Ford from 1948 until his death. According to a 1963 FBI memo that was released to the public in 2008, Ford was in contact with the FBI throughout his time on the Warren Commission and relayed information to the deputy director, Cartha DeLoach, about the panel's activities. The Democratic Party turned voter dissatisfaction into large gains in the House elections, taking 49 seats from the Republican Party, increasing their majority to 291 of the 435 seats. Ford began his political career in 1949 as the U.S. representative from Michigan's 5th congressional district. At the time of their engagement, Ford was campaigning for what would be his first of 13 terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives. The shot missed Ford by a few feet. [102], Ford continued the détente policy with both the Soviet Union and China, easing the tensions of the Cold War. [79], Ford's transition chairman and first Chief of Staff was former congressman and ambassador Donald Rumsfeld. Horoscope Shape Characteristics | Biography at Wikipedia 2020. [27] After an overhaul, from September to November 1944, aircraft from the Monterey launched strikes against Wake Island, participated in strikes in the Philippines and Ryukyus, and supported the landings at Leyte and Mindoro. [86] The main point of that speech was to introduce to Congress a one-year, five-percent income tax increase on corporations and wealthy individuals. The accords declared a cease fire across both North and South Vietnam, and required the release of American prisoners of war. 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. The 38th President of the United States. 1952), Steven (b. The Cyprus dispute turned into a crisis with the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in July 1974, causing extreme strain within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance. It was a tenure largely notable for its modesty. [116], 1,373 U.S. citizens and 5,595 Vietnamese and third country nationals were evacuated from the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon during Operation Frequent Wind. For six months between March and September 1975, the United States refused to conclude any new arms agreements with Israel. He graduated from Grand Rapids South High School in Michigan and was a star football player at the University of Michigan. Ford previously served as the 40th vice president of the United States from December 1973 to August 1974. Gawthorpe, "The Ford Administration and Security Policy", p. 711. [126] Despite the American losses, the operation was seen as a success in the United States, and Ford enjoyed an 11-point boost in his approval ratings in the aftermath. Students, players, and alumni protested, but university officials capitulated and kept Ward out of the game. A few selected Scouts served as ushers inside the National Cathedral. Dec 26, 2006 ( age 93 ) Popularity. [140] Nevertheless, in 2005 Ford praised Stevens. In 1943, the carrier helped secure Makin Island in the Gilberts, and participated in carrier strikes against Kavieng, New Ireland in 1943. 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. Ford, concerned with both the effect of this on Turkish-American relations and the deterioration of security on NATO's eastern front, vetoed the bill. [123], North Vietnam's victory over the South led to a considerable shift in the political winds in Asia, and Ford administration officials worried about a consequent loss of U.S. influence there. Hersey, John Richard. In the early 1970s, an influenza strain H1N1 shifted from a form of flu that affected primarily pigs and crossed over to humans. Shabecoff, Philip. They now called her son Gerald Rudolff Ford Jr. One of the first acts the new president took to deal with the economy was to create, by Executive Order on September 30, 1974, the Economic Policy Board. Ford is the only person to have served as both vice president and president without being elected to either office by the Electoral College. [219], This article is about the 38th president of the United States. "[59] He went on to state: I have not sought this enormous responsibility, but I will not shirk it. [45][46][47] In the preface to his book, A Presidential Legacy and The Warren Commission, Ford defended the work of the commission and reiterated his support of its conclusions. The Washington, D.C. fireworks display on the Fourth of July was presided over by the President and televised nationally. "[183], In the prelude to the impeachment of President Clinton, Ford conferred with former President Carter and the two agreed to not speak publicly on the controversy, a pact broken by Carter when answering a question from a student at Emory University. 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. In 1999, Ford was honored with a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. The agreement guaranteed the territorial integrity of Vietnam and, like the Geneva Conference of 1954, called for national elections in the North and South. A portion of the speech would later be memorialized with a plaque at the entrance to his presidential museum. He spent the summer of 1937 as a student at the University of Michigan Law School[24] and was eventually admitted in the spring of 1938 to Yale Law School. He was also famous from other names as Jerry. Ford conditioned his acceptance on Reagan's agreement to an unprecedented "co-presidency",[161] giving Ford the power to control key executive branch appointments (such as Kissinger as Secretary of State and Alan Greenspan as Treasury Secretary). [213], Ford was also a member of the Shriners and the Royal Order of Jesters; both being affiliated bodies of Freemasonry. [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. Most Popular #10047. [128] But work by Andrew Gawthorpe, published in 2009, based on an analysis of the administration's internal discussions, shows that Ford's national security team understood that the seizure of the vessel was a local, and perhaps even accidental, provocation by an immature Khmer government. 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. Ford described his philosophy as "a moderate in domestic affairs, an internationalist in foreign affairs, and a conservative in fiscal policy. Rockefeller underwent extended hearings before Congress, which caused embarrassment when it was revealed he made large gifts to senior aides, such as Henry Kissinger. However, the phrasing was so awkward that questioner Max Frankel was visibly incredulous at the response. [209] He later said in 1975, "When I took my obligation as a master mason—incidentally, with my three younger brothers—I recalled the value my own father attached to that order. Another high-profile victory for the Republican minority was the State and Local Fiscal Assistance act. He later decided to pardon Nixon for other reasons, primarily the friendship he and Nixon shared. This resulted in a federal deficit of around $53 billion for the 1975 fiscal year and $73.7 billion for 1976. [26] He was released from active duty under honorable conditions in February 1946. In December 1975, Suharto discussed the plans to invade East Timor during a meeting with Ford and Henry Kissinger in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. [17], In 1934, Ford was selected for the Eastern Team on the Shriner's East–West Shrine Game at San Francisco (a benefit for physically disabled children), played on January 1, 1935. Gerald Ford Birthday and Date of Death. In his senior year of 1934, the team suffered a steep decline and won only one game, but Ford was still the team's star player. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BAN THE USE OF POLL TAX AS A REQUIREMENT FOR VOTING IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS", "TO PASS H.R. This latest action by the president is cowardly. "He has served his nation well," Ford said of Stevens, "with dignity, intellect and without partisan political concerns. [94][95], Ford was confronted with a potential swine flu pandemic. During Ford's presidency, foreign policy was characterized in procedural terms by the increased role Congress began to play, and by the corresponding curb on the powers of the President. 48 Jersey", "Clumsy image aside, Ford was Accomplished Athlete", "Timeline of President Ford's Life and Career", "In Danger Undaunted: The Anti-Interventionist Movement of 1940–1941 As Revealed in the Papers of the America First Committee (Hoover Archival Documentaries)", "Gerald Ford, 38th President, Dies at 93 years and 165 day", "Lieutenant Gerald Ford and Typhoon Cobra", "The 38th First Lady: Not a Robot At All", "The Patterson Barn, Grand Rapids, Michigan—Barn razing erases vintage landmark", "TO PASS H.R. Ford also visited with players and coaches during practices; at one point, he asked to join the players in the huddle. [212] Ford received the degrees of York Rite Masonry (Chapter and Council degrees) in a special ceremony in the Oval Office on January 11, 1977, during his term as President of the United States. "Eisenhower Fellowship: A History 1953–2003". [82], The economy was a great concern during the Ford administration. After a closely contested election, Ford was chosen to replace Charles Halleck of Indiana as Minority Leader. 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." © - use subject to the information collection practices disclosed in our Privacy Policy. Ford also said that he did not "believe that the Poles consider themselves dominated by the Soviet Union". He never attempted to shade a statement, and I never heard him utter an unkind word," said Martha Griffiths. [198] A state funeral and memorial services was held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, January 2, 2007. During the operation, so many South Vietnamese helicopters landed on the vessels taking the evacuees that some were pushed overboard to make room for more people. Military service had changed his view of the world. [103] The thawing relationship brought about by Nixon's visit to China was reinforced by Ford's own visit in December 1975. Encouraged by U.S. difficulties in Vietnam, North Korea had been waging a campaign of diplomatic pressure and minor military harassment to try to convince the U.S. to withdraw from South Korea. [192] On April 23, 2006, President George W. Bush visited Ford at his home in Rancho Mirage for a little over an hour. It could go on and on and on, or someone must write the end to it. On August 28, Ford was released from the hospital and returned with his wife Betty to their California home. Following his years as president, Ford remained active in the Republican Party. He was a salesman in a family-owned paint and varnish company. Ford later told confidants that his father had first hit his mother when she smiled at another man during their honeymoon. [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). Chevy Chase often did pratfalls on Saturday Night Live, imitating Ford, who had been seen stumbling on two occasions during his term. [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. Gerald Ford was born on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska. Ford took the oath of office on August 9, 1974, after Richard Nixon’s resignation amid the Watergate scandal. (38th President of the United States, instagram) Gerald Ford - Filmography - Actor ( (To access celebrity's transit chart click on the year of the movie) Ford successfully invested in oil with Marvin Davis, which later provided an income for Ford's children. [196] At the time of his death, Ford was the longest-lived U.S. president, having lived 93 years and 165 days (45 days longer than Ronald Reagan, whose record he surpassed). "Ford, on Bicentennial Trip, Bids U.S. Birthplace. He granted a presidential pardon to Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal. 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. 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