Presidential Trivia – Gerald Ford

The Clockwork Conservative

Think you know a lot about the President of the United States?  Let us dig down into the dustbin of history and see what we can find.

Our candidate today is:  Gerald Rudolph “Jerry” Ford, Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.), 38th President of the United States

  • Born July 14, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Died December 26, 2006 in Rancho Mirage, California
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Childhood and school activities:  Boy Scout and Eagle Scout; captain of high school football team; member of the National Honor Society; member of 1932 and 1933 University of Michigan Wolverines national champion football team; member 1935 Collegiate All-Star football team
  • Education:  University of Michigan Bachelor of Arts degree in economics 1935; LL.B. and J.D. from Yale Law School 1941
  • Military Service:  United States Navy 1942-1946, final rank Lieutenant Commander
  • Civilian profession: Lawyer
  • Married to Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Bloomer (April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011) on October 15, 1948…

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