Gerald Ford


Born: 7/14/1913 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Died: 12/26/2006
Age: 93
Cause of death: cerebrovascular disease

Full name: Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.
Noted For: U.S. Representative, R-MI (1949-1973); U.S. Vice President under Nixon, R (1973-1974); 38th U.S. President, R (1974-77). Became President upon the resignation of Richard Nixon. Pardoned Nixon (1974), preventing prosecution for Watergate-related charges. Defeated for re-election in 1976. Named after his adoptive father in 1916; his birth name was Leslie Lynch King Jr.
Quotation: "Our long national nightmare is over."

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