Ford, Gerald

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Ford, Gerald Gender: M
Leslie Lynch King, Jr.
born on 14 July 1913 at 00:43 (= 12:43 AM )
Place Omaha, Nebraska, 41n16, 95w56
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 21°12' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 03°56 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 13°11'

Gerald Ford


American politician, a lawyer, congressman and Vice-President under Richard Nixon in 1969 and the 38th President of the United States. He was the first president in history to succeed to the nation's highest office due to the resignation of a president. He was sworn in on 9 August 1974 at 12:03:35 EDT, Washington, DC, just minutes after Nixon resigned at noon.

Born under the name Leslie Lynch King, he was renamed Gerald Ford, Jr. when his mom's second husband, Gerald Rudolf Ford, adopted him at age two. Ford grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, graduating from the University of Michigan a champion football player in 1935. Employed as assistant varsity football coach at Yale while attending the Law School, 1935-1941, Ford was admitted to the Michigan bar on 7 June 1941. World War II intervened, and he joined the Navy, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After his military service ended in 1946, he practiced law in Grand Rapids until his election to Congress in 1948.

From 3 January 1949 to 6 December 1973 he served in the U.S. House of Representatives and co-authored, with John R. Stiles, "Portrait of the Assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald" in 1965. That year he became House Minority Leader. He was confirmed as Vice President after nomination by Richard Nixon under the provision of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, following the resignation of Spiro Agnew in October 1973.

The highlights of Ford's administration in 1975 were: the beginning of construction on the Alaskan oil pipeline on March 9th; the breakdown of Arab-Israeli negotiations led by Henry Kissinger on March 23rd; airlift of Vietnamese children to adoptive parents in the U.S. on April 3rd; the surrender of Cambodia on 16 April; the official end of American involvement in Vietnam at the end of April; and the capture and military rescue of the crew of the merchant vessel SS Mayaguez by the Cambodians on 17 May. Later that same year, Ford’s participation in the Helsinki Accords was controversial but may have hastened the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the end of the Cold War. In September 1975 he escaped two assassination attempts, the first by Lynnette “Squeaky” Fromme on 5 September and the second 17 days later by Sara Jane Moore.

Ford's modesty and candor endeared him to the American public but he was nevertheless defeated by Jimmy Carter in 1976. His loss was attributed in large part to his unpopular pardon of Richard Nixon. Planning to run in 1980, he soon withdrew from the race when public support was shown lacking.

Ford married Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren on 15 October 1948. They had three sons and one daughter. On 15 March 1980, he retired from politics to an active life of lecturing, handling investments, and consulting for more than a dozen major corporations. "I never thought I would be President. My goal was to be Speaker of the House, but I had the opportunity to serve as President, and I did my best. I believe I made a difference."

Ford remained in good health until his late 80s. While in a Philadelphia hospital recovering from a mild stroke, Ford had surgery on 5 August 2000 to drain an abscess in his mouth. Ford spent most of 2006 in and out of hospitals. In January, the former President was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. On 15 August, he entered the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN to undergo tests for an unspecified complaint. A pacemaker was subsequently inserted to regulate his heartbeat, and he underwent an angioplasty. In mid-October he was again re-admitted to the hospital for a week. President Ford died at his Rancho Mirage, California home on 26 December 2006 at 6:45 PM PST (time from an AP report). He was 93.

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  • business associate/partner relationship with Nixon, Richard (born 9 January 1913)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Rockefeller, Nelson (born 8 July 1908). Notes: Vice-President
  • parent->child relationship with Ford, Jack (born 16 March 1952)
  • parent->child relationship with Ford, Michael (born 14 March 1950)
  • parent->child relationship with Ford, Steven (born 19 May 1956)
  • parent->child relationship with Ford, Susan (born 6 July 1957)
  • spouse relationship with Ford, Betty (born 8 April 1918)
  • homicide attempt perpetrator relationship with Moore, Sara Jane (born 15 February 1930)
  • homicide attempt victim relationship with Fromme, Squeaky (born 22 October 1948). Notes: Fromme threatened to assassinate Ford with an unloaded revolver


  • Relationship : Marriage 15 October 1948 (Elizabeth Bloomer)
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  • Work : New Career 2 November 1948 (Elected to Congress)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1965 (Published "Portrait of an Assassin.")
  • Work : New Job 1969 (Vice President under Pres. Nixon)
  • Work : New Job 9 August 1974 (Sworn in as U.S. President)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 5 August 2000 at 12:00 noon in Philadelphia, PA (Abscess drained)
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  • Health : Medical procedure August 2006 (Angioplasty and pacemaker)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 15 August 2006 (Medical tests)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 26 December 2006 at 6:45 PM in Rancho Mirage, CA (Age 93)
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Source Notes

Mayo quotes his baby book in AFA 3/1976. Erlewine same from his office (Irving formerly gave 00:35 AM in AA 5/1975)


  • Traits : Body : Other body (Clumsy)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Mild)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Abscess drained)
  • Family : Childhood : Adopted (Adopted at two by step-dad)
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (Raised by mom, step-dad)
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced (When he was two)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Since 1948)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage - Compatible
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Took step-dad's name)
  • Vocation : Business : Economist (Investment counselor)
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker (Lecturer)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Navy WW II)
  • Vocation : Politics : U.S. Presidents
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection