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Leslie Lynch King, Sr.25 JUL 1884 -- 18 FEB 1941avatar
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President Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.
 
President Leslie Lynch King, Jr.

Birth14 JUL 1913
 
Education1935
 
Ann Arbor, University Of Michigan
Other3 DEC 1935
 
Changed Name to Gerald R. Ford, Jr.
Occup1949-1973
 
US Rep. from MI
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Occup1973-1974
 
USA Vice President
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Occup1974-1977
 
USA President
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Reside9 AUG 1974
 
Became President after Nixon's Resignation
Election1976
 
USA Presidential Election
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Death26 DEC 2006
 
Grave3 JAN 2007
Aged: 93.5 years

Gerald R. Ford was a child of a broken marriage. He was born Leslie Lynch King on July 14, 1913 to Dorothy Gardner and Leslie King. That marriage foundered almost from the start; they were divorced in 1915 and Mrs. King returned to her parents' home in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her young son. Dorothy King, attractive and in her early twenties, caught the eye of a young bachelor, Gerald R. Ford, at an Episcopal social and they were soon married. Formal adoption papers were taken out for her young son, who was renamed Gerald R. Ford, Jr. He was raised by a devoted and wise stepfather.

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  • First Lady's Dress, Smithsonian
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Charles Nelson VanceSecret Service Agent, Son-In-Law
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Nelson Aldrich RockefellerNelson Aldrich RockefellerVice President
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Richard Milhous NixonRichard Milhous NixonAppointed Vice President

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