Gerald R. Ford is sworn in as the 38th President of the United States on August 9, 1974.

President Ford delivers his remarks on signing the proclamation granting a pardon to Richard Nixon, September 8, 1974.

Susan Ford adjusts President Ford’s tuxedo in the Yellow Oval Room of the residence prior to a White House reception for diplomats. She was serving as the official hostess while her mother recovered from breast cancer surgery.

President Ford and the family’s golden retriever, Liberty, in the Oval Office.

President Ford meets with staff members Steve Todd and Terry O’Donnell in the President’s Suite in the Akasaka Palace, Tokyo, Japan, on November 19, 1974.

President Ford and Soviet General Secretary Leonid I. Brezhnev sign a Joint Communiqué following talks on the limitation of strategic offensive arms. The document was signed in the conference hall of the Okeansky Sanitarium, Vladivostok, USSR, on November 24, 1974.

President Ford addresses the nation on the State of the Union in January 1975.

As U.S. involvement in Vietnam comes to an end, President Ford meets with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Army Chief of Staff General Frederick Weyand, and Graham Martin, Ambassador to Vietnam in the Oval Office, March 25, 1975.

President and Mrs. Ford, Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping, and Deng’s interpreter have a cordial chat during an informal meeting in Peking, China.

President and Mrs. Ford and Susan enjoy a walk with Liberty at Camp David.

With President Ford suffering from laryngitis, Mrs. Ford reads his concession speech to the press on November 3, 1976. Also pictured (l-r) Steve, President Ford, Susan, Mike and his wife Gayle.