Early life[ change change source ] He was born on July 14,at Woolworth Avenue in Omaha, Nebraskawhere his parents lived with his paternal grandparents.
He washed dishes at his fraternity house to earn money for college expenses. In one of those games, Michigan held heavily favored Minnesota —the eventual national champion—to a scoreless tie in the first half. After the game, assistant coach Bennie Oosterbaan said, "When I walked into the dressing room at halftime, I had tears in my eyes I was so proud of them.
Ford and [Cedric] Sweet played their hearts out.
They were everywhere on defense. Remembering them has helped me many times to face a tough situation, take action, and make every effort possible despite adverse odds.
Students, players, and alumni protested, but university officials capitulated and kept Ward out of the game. With the blessing of the Ford family, it was placed back into circulation in as part of the Michigan Football Legends program and issued to sophomore linebacker Desmond Morgan before a home game against Illinois on October Ford also visited with players and coaches during practices; at one point, he asked to join the players in the huddle.
Instead, he took a job in September as the boxing coach and assistant varsity football coach at Yale University  and applied to its law school.
Yale officials at first denied his admission to the law school because of his full-time coaching responsibilities.
He spent the summer of as a student at the University of Michigan Law School  and was eventually admitted in the spring of to Yale Law School.
|Contribute to This Page||His parents separated 2 weeks after his birth, and his mother moved with him to Grand Rapids, MI, to live with her parents. Ford, a Grand Rapids businessman.|
|Early Years and Congressional Career||His parents separated two weeks after his birth and his mother took him to Grand Rapids, Michigan to live with her parents.|
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The petition was circulated nationally and was the inspiration for the America First Committeea group determined to keep the U. Ford graduated from law school in and was admitted to the Michigan bar shortly thereafter.
Ford is second from the right, in the front row.
Becoming vice president or President of the United States are no small feats. But between and , Gerald R. Ford did both—without ever getting a single vote. GERALD R. FORD, the 38th President of the United States, was born LESLIE LYNCH KING, JR., the son of Leslie Lynch King and Dorothy Ayer Gardner King, on July 14, , in Omaha, NE. His parents separated 2 weeks after his birth, and his mother moved with . What were the driving motivations behind the presidency of Gerald Ford? This biography answers these questions and more. A comphrehensive overview of Gerald Ford. Interesting Finds Updated Daily. Amazon Try Prime Books. Go Search EN Gerald Ford: President of the United States Paperback – January 28, Author: Gina Gilmore.
Following the December 7,attack on Pearl HarborFord enlisted in the navy. Naval Reserve on April 13, On April 20, he reported for active duty to the V-5 instructor school at Annapolis, Maryland. After one month of training, he went to Navy Preflight School in Chapel Hill, North Carolinawhere he was one of 83 instructors and taught elementary navigation skills, ordnance, gunnery, first aid, and military drill.
In addition, he coached in all nine sports that were offered, but mostly in swimming, boxing and football. During the year he was at the Preflight School, he was promoted to Lieutenant, Junior Gradeon June 2,and to lieutenant, in March Sea duty[ edit ] Ford in Navy uniform, Navy pilots playing basketball in the forward elevator well, mid Jumper at left is Gerald Ford.
While he was on board, the carrier participated in many actions in the Pacific Theater with the Third and Fifth Fleets in late and Inthe carrier helped secure Makin Island in the Gilberts, and participated in carrier strikes against KaviengNew Ireland in During the spring ofthe Monterey supported landings at Kwajalein and Eniwetok and participated in carrier strikes in the MarianasWestern Carolinesand northern New Guineaas well as in the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
The Third Fleet lost three destroyers and over men during the typhoon. During the storm, Ford narrowly avoided becoming a casualty himself. As he was going to his battle station on the bridge of the ship in the early morning of December 18, the ship rolled twenty-five degrees, which caused Ford to lose his footing and slide toward the edge of the deck.
The two-inch steel ridge around the edge of the carrier slowed him enough so he could roll, and he twisted into the catwalk below the deck.
As he later stated, "I was lucky; I could have easily gone overboard. One of his duties was to coach football.Gerald R. Ford ( – ) Early Years. GERALD R. FORD, the 38th President of the United States, was born LESLIE LYNCH KING, JR., the son of Leslie Lynch King and Dorothy Ayer Gardner King, on July 14, , in Omaha, NE.
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Gerald Ford is sworn in as the 38th President of the United States by Chief Justice Warren Burger in the White House East Room, while Betty Ford looks on. When Nixon resigned on August 9, , Ford automatically assumed the presidency.