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Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913 - 2006)
38th President of the United States (1974-1977)
Born: July 14, 1913, in Omaha, NE
Education: University of Michigan (1935); Yale University Law School (1941)
Marriage: Elizabeth "Betty" Bloomer Warren (1918- ), on October 15, 1948
Children: Michael Gerald (1950- ); John Gardner (1952- ); Steven Meigs (1956- ); Susan Elizabeth (1957- )
Career: Lawyer, Public Official
Political Party: Republican
Writings: A Time to Heal (1979)
Died: December 26, 2006, in Rancho Mirage, California
Buried: Grand Rapids, Michigan
A Life in Brief: Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was, in many ways, the perfect choice to restore America’s broken confidence after Richard Nixon. Straightforward and honest, a man of recognized decency, he traced his personal qualities back to his Midwestern childhood. More....
Essays on Gerald Rudolph Ford and His Administration
Below are selections from the Miller Center's Gerald Rudolph Ford speech collection. To view the Miller Center's other speeches by Gerald Rudolph Ford or by another President, please click one of the two links at the bottom of the page.
Miller Center Scholarship and Speakers
The Miller Center of Public Affairs is a national nonpartisan center to research, reflect, and report on American government, with special attention to the central role and history of the presidency. Below is a selection of Miller Center resources on Gerald Rudolph Ford.
Listen to Dick Cheney's 1986 presentation at the Miller Center on the Ford White House. Cheney served as Ford’s Chief of Staff.
Click here to learn more about the Center’s National Commission on Federal Election Reform and its relationship to Ford.
Scripps Library Reference Resources
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