Gerald Ford The 40th Vice President of USA

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40th  (Dec 06, 1973 - Aug 09, 1974)
Age at start:  60 years 4 months 24 days
Age:  93 years 5 months 13 days
Height: 6'0", 183 cm
Born: Jul 14, 1913
Born place: Omaha, Nebraska
Net worth: 8 Millions
Death date:  December 26, 2006
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Party:
Republican
Occupation:
Lawyer
Education:
University of Michigan (BA) Yale University (JD)

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 - December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977. Ford previously served as the 40th vice president of the United States from December 1973 to August 1974. Ford is the only person to have served as both vice president and president without being elected to either office by the Electoral College.
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ford attended the University of Michigan and Yale Law School. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving from 1942 to 1946; he left as a lieutenant commander. Ford began his political career in 1949 as the U.S. representative from Michigan's 5th congressional district. He served in this capacity for 25 years, the final nine of them as the House Minority Leader. In December 1973, two months after the resignation of Spiro Agnew, Ford became the first person appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment by President Richard Nixon. After the subsequent resignation of President Nixon in August 1974, Ford immediately assumed the presidency. His 895-day-long presidency is the shortest in U.S. history for any president who did not die in office. ... read more on
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