7/14/1913 in Omaha, Nebraska, USADied:
93Cause of death:
cerebrovascular disease Full name:
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.Noted For:
U.S. Representative, R-MI (1949-1973); U.S. Vice President under Nixon, R (1973-1974); 38th U.S. President, R (1974-77). Became President upon the resignation of Richard Nixon
. Pardoned Nixon (1974), preventing prosecution for Watergate-related charges. Defeated for re-election in 1976. Named after his adoptive father in 1916; his birth name was Leslie Lynch King Jr.Quotation:
"Our long national nightmare is over."
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