Gerald R. Ford Biography

Thirty-eighth President of the United States.

Gerald Rudolph Ford was born Leslie King Jr. in Omaha, Neb., July 14, 1913.

He was later renamed for his stepfather.

Attended University of Michigan and Yale Law School.

Joined the Navy in 1942.

Married Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Bloomer in 1948.

Elected to Congress in 1948.

Served as a member of the Warren Commission.

Served as President 1974 to 1977.

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