Birth: July 14, 1913
Death: December 26, 2006
Term of Office: August 9, 1974 - January 20, 1977
Number of Terms Elected: No Terms; Was never elected to be president or vice-president but instead took office upon the resignation first of Spiro Agnew and then of Richard Nixon
First Lady: Elizabeth Anne Bloomer
Gerald Ford Quote: "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have."
Additional Gerald Ford Quotes
Major Events While in Office:
- Ford grants Nixon an unconditional pardon (1974)
- Campaign Reform Law (1974)
- Communist victory in Southeast Asia (1975-76)
- Helsinki Agreement (1975)
States Entering Union While in Office:
Related Gerald Ford Resources:
These additional resources on Gerald Ford can provide you with further information about the president and his times.
Chart of Presidents and Vice Presidents
This informative chart gives quick reference information on the presidents, vice-presidents, their terms of office, and their political parties.
Other Presidential Fast Facts: