Gerald Rudolph Ford
(1913 - )
Who was Gerald Ford ?
Gerald Ford was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska, and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1935, and Yale University Law School in 1941. During World War II he served in the Navy, and upon returning home began to practice law. Ford's political career began with his election to Congress in 1948.
Ford entered the Presidency as the first President who had not been elected to any office by the People.
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