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Gerald R. Ford Fact Sheet

Gerald R. Ford

The 38th President of the United States

Name:  Gerald R. Ford

Number of terms he served: three years

Year he took office: 1974

Birth Date: July 14th 1913

Age when he took office: 61

State of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska

 Vice President: Nelson A. Rockefeller

What Party was he from: Republican

What was his major contribution while in office:

After the Vietnam war the U.S. economy plummeted and unemployment was almost as bad as it was during the Great Depression. Arab oil productions decided to cut off oil imports in the U.S. as a punishment for helping Israel in the war. So within a year gasoline prices rose by about seventy percent. Ford’s solution was WIN (Whip Inflation Now), but it never really started up.

What did he do after he left office:

Ford stayed active after his presidency, he was a member of the Council of Excellence in Government. He ran for the Republican nomination, he wanted to be President because the people voted him in not because Nixon resigned. He didn’t get the nomination and in the end supported Reagan so that Carter would not get a second term. In his retirement Ford golfed often, many times with a close friend and comedian, Bob Hope. Ford died December 26th after two miner strokes in 2000. He recovered, but his health declined over the years causing his death.

Did he have a nickname:

Yes, Mr. Nice Guy

Was he married:

Yes, Elizabeth Anne Bloomer Warren

Did he have children:

Yes, four

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