Friday, July 14, 2017

Remembering President Ford who was born on this day in 1913



Our history lesson of the day is about the late President Ford, the 38th president of the US:
“On this day in 1913, Gerald R. Ford is born Leslie Lynch King, Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska.
His biological father left the family when Ford was three years old.
His mother’s second husband, Gerald Ford, adopted the young boy and gave him his name.
The young Ford went on to become the first vice president to assume office after a president resigned, after President Richard M. Nixon stepped down in 1974.”
We were very fortunate that summer of 1974 when a man like Gerald R Ford was there to assume the presidency.
27 months later, President Ford was defeated by Governor Jimmy Carter in a very close presidential election.
Yes, I had a lot of trouble going to sleep when I heard that Gov Carter had defeated Pres Ford in 1976.
The final results were finally declared around noon the next day because it took over 12 hours to decide the election.




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