Gerald Ford and Betty Bloomer Warren were married in Grace Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, on October 15, 1948, just weeks before he was first elected to the United States House of Representatives.

Michigan Senator Arthur Vandenberg welcomes young Congressman Ford to Washington, D.C. in 1949.

Congressman Ford at work in his office in 1950.

Gerald Ford talks to a visitor in his congressional office.

Representative Gerald R. Ford, Jr. makes a speech during an appearance at a Fifth District Fourth of July Celebration during one of his many trips back to Michigan.

Gerald Ford, Betty Ford, and Michael at the Grand Rapids airport on October 11, 1951.

Young Susan completes the Ford family. (children l-r: Steve, Jack, Mike, and Susan)

Ford poses with his Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary Award on December 21, 1959.

Rep. Ford with Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL), Ray Bliss and Thruston Morton, 1966.

President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, Speaker of the House John McCormack, and others salute House Minority leader Gerald R. Ford.