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Gerald Ford


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Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford, Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974. He was the first person appointed to the Vice Presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment, after Spiro Agnew had resigned. When he became President ... more »

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  • ''Truth is the glue that holds government together.''
    Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. Republican politician, president. speech, Aug. 9, 1974. Public Papers of the Presidents (1974). On succeeding Richa...
  • There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe and there never will be under a Ford administration.... The United States does not concede that those countries are under the domination of the Soviet U...
    Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. Republican politician, president. T.V. debate, Oct. 6, 1976, with presidential contender Jimmy Carter. Published in S. ...
  • ''Our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule.''
    Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. Republican politician, president. speech, Aug. 9, 1974. Public Papers of the Presidents (1974). On succeeding Richa...
  • ''Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.''
    Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. president. speech, Aug. 9, 1974, on succeeding Richard Nixon as president.
  • Government ... thought [it] could transform the country through massive national programs, but often the programs did not work. Too often they only made things worse. In our rush to accomplish great d...
    Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. president. State of the Union Address (January 19, 1975). A Time to Heal, p. 350, Harper & Row (1979).
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