Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.

His role on The West Wing Documentary Special (2002)
Gerald Rudolph Ford served from 1948-73 as a U.S. Congressman from Michigan. Known as a steady and loyal Republican, he was appointed to the vice presidency under Richard Nixon, after Spiro Agnew had been forced to resign. In 1974 President Nixon resigned, and Gerald "Gerry" Ford took office. Ford is famous for granting Nixon a full pardon of any crimes ("Our long national nightmare is over."), and for being the target of two assassination attempts while in office. He ran for re-election in 1976, but lost to Democrat Jimmy Carter.Ford served on the Warren Commission, the investigation into the assassination of John Kennedy... Ford's wife Betty Ford is the founder of the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California... Gerald and Betty were married on 15 October 1948, and had four children: Michael (born 1950), John (also known as Jack, b. 1952), Steven (b. 1956) and Susan (b. 1957).Source: answers.com
In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.More Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. quotes [09/05/2011 11:09:09]
It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of. But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected.More Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. quotes [09/05/2011 11:09:15]
When a man is asked to make a speech, the first thing he has to decide is what to say.More Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. quotes [09/05/2011 11:09:15]
An American tragedy in which we all have played a part.More Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. quotes [09/05/2011 11:09:03]
For millions of men and women, the church has been the hospital for the soul, the school for the mind and the safe depository for moral ideas.More Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. quotes [09/05/2011 11:09:20]

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