Note: Information drawn from Gerald R. Ford Library staff knowledge and the Library's Vertical File.
Learn all about our
38th President, from his early years in
My Photo Album ... (and a few of my favorite things, too)
I am born on...
I went to ...
I like ... stamp collecting.
My favorite drinks are .. coffee, iced tea.
The advice I listen to ... "comes from my wife."
I love ... all the seasons, especially Spring because of the Azaleas and Apple Blossoms
Mike goes to college
I am confirmed as Vice President
Spiro Agnew as Richard Nixon's Vice President following Agnew's resignation.
I was confirmed on
My favorite time of day is ... dawn.
I love to ... dance.
My official Presidential portrait
... in the Boy Scouts
I attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
My favorite ice cream is ... butter pecan.
I attended ...
the University of
Serving my country...
During the attack
My first KIDS! Both boys!
Michael Gerald Ford was born on March 14, 1950, and John (Jack) Gardner Ford was born March 16, 1952.
My two favorite ladies
I'm a member of ... American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS, 33rd Degree Mason
All in a day's work...
My hero is ... Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Shan the cat and Susan
Liberty runs the country!
On the campaign trail
I love ... pot roast and red cabbage.
I went to two grade schools ...
Madison Elementary School and East Grand Rapids Elementary School.
I like to play bridge and listen to jazz and swing music.
Like everyone, I've had many Summer jobs ...
I filled and cleaned paint cans in family paint
business; I mowed lawns and handled
concessions at an amusement park; I washed dishes and grilled hamburgers in a
restaurant; I was a Park Ranger, at
occupation was as
My favorite song is ... the Navy Hymn - "Eternal Father Strong to Save".
A Full House
Steven Meigs Ford was born on May 19, 1956, and Susan Elizabeth was born on July 6, 1957.
I love ... golf, tennis and skiing.
I love to visit ... Vail, Colorado
I introduce President Nixon at a Republican Party function
I was sworn in as President
(at the age of 61 years, 26 days) following Richard Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974. I selected Nelson Rockefeller as my Vice President.
It was the most unforgettable moment of my life.
I left office on January 20, 1977, following a general election loss to Jimmy Carter.