1. Education
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Gerald Ford Fast Facts

Thirty-Eighth President of the United States


Gerald Ford, Thirty-Eighth President of the United States

Gerald Ford, Thirty-Eighth President of the United States

Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library
Here is a quick list of fast facts for Gerald Ford. For more in depth information, you can also read the Gerald Ford Biography

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

Chart of the First Ladies

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:

  • None

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:

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.