This timeline charts Gerald Ford's path in the 1976 election, from competing for the Republican nomination in the primaries to his fight against Jimmy Carter in the general election. Follow along to learn more about the key moments in his campaign.
Campaign Stops: Milwaukee, West Bend
President Ford in Milwaukee, WI.
Campaign Stops: Campbell, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Green Bay
President Ford at the dedication of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame with Bret Starr and others, Green Bay, WI.
Campaign Stop: Madison
During First Lady Betty Ford’s campaign trip to Madison, WI she uses the handle “First Momma” to call "Friends of First Family" with a CB radio.
Campaign Stops: Dallas, Irving, Arlington, San Antonio
President Ford throws out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers' Opening Day Game, Arlington, TX.
Campaign Stops: Dallas, El Paso, Amarillo
President Ford arrives to do Q & A with the Press, Amarillo, TX.
First Lady Betty Ford’s campaign trip to Texas.
Campaign Stop: Austin
First Lady Betty Ford's campaign trip to the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, TX.
Campaign Stop: Indianapolis
President Ford addresses reporters in Indianapolis, IN.
Campaign Stops: Indianopolis, Evansville ... Marietta, Atlanta, Chambree
President Ford answering questions in Evansville, IN.
Campaign Stops: Bossier City, Shreveport ... Longview, Tyler
President Ford in Bossier City, LA.
Campaign Stops: Tyler, Ft. Worth, Houston
President Ford visited with the Tyler College Junior Apache Belles Performers.
Campaign Stops: Houston, Conroe, Waco, Dallas
President Ford in Conroe, TX.
Campaign Stops: Dallas, Lubbock, Abilene
President Ford in Lubbock, TX.