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Lawyer , politician , President

Gerald FORD was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from 1974 to 1977, following the resignation of Richard Nixon.


FORD, Gerald was born on July 14, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Son of Gerald R. Ford, Senior and Dorothy Gardner Ford.


Bachelor in Economics, University Michigan, 1935. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1941. Doctor of Laws, Michigan State University.

Doctor of Laws, Albion College. Doctor of Laws, Aquinas College. Doctor of Laws, Spring Arbor College.


Member law firm Buchen & Ford, Grand Rapids, 1941—1942, Butterfield, Keeney & Amberg, Grand Rapids, 1946—1949. Member United States Congresses from 5th Michigan District, 1949-1974, minority leader, 1965—1973. Vice president United States, Washington, 1973-1974, president, 1974-1977.

Delaware Interparliamentary Union, Warsaw, Poland, 1959, Belgium, 1961, Bilderberg Group Conference, 1962. Member President Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (The Warren Commission), 1963-1964, international advisory council Institute International Studies. Permanency chairman, Republican National Convention, 1968, 1972, honorary co-Chairman, National Commission on Federal Election Reform, 2001.


  • Bar: Michigan 1941.


Law firm Butterfield, Keeney and Amberg 1947-1949. United States House of Representatives 1949-1973. Interparl. Union, Warsaw 1959, Brussels 1961, Belgrade 1963.

United States-Canadian Interparl. Group; Board Shearson, Loeb, Rhoades Inc. Warren Commission, American Enterprise Institute.

  • American Bar Association

  • Michigan State Bar Association

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association

  • Delta Kappa Epsilon

  • Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: University (Kent County)

  • Peninsular (Kent County). Lodges: Masons.


Son of Leslie King, Senior, Gerald R. (Stepfather) and Dorothy Ayer (Gardner) Ford. Married Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren, October 15, 1948. Children: Michael Gerald, John Gardner, Steven Meigs, Susan Elizabeth.

Leslie King Ford

Dorothy Ayer (Gardner) Ford


Michael Gerald Ford

John Gardner Ford

Steven Meigs Ford

Susan Elizabeth Ford