Deaths, Gerald Ford, Politics

Gerald Ford, R.I.P.

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr Gerald Ford Gerald R Ford Above the Law.jpgLike so many other presidents, Gerald Ford was a lawyer. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1941, in the top third of his class (back when they ranked students). He practiced law in Michigan before entering politics.
Some random trivia. Gerald R. Ford was:

(1) the longest-lived U.S. president ever, exceeding the record set by Ronald Reagan, who also died at 93;

(2) the first person appointed to the vice-presidency pursuant to the 25th Amendment, having replaced the disgraced and scandal-ridden Spiro Agnew; and

(3) the first American president to hold that office without having been elected either president or vice-president, since he assumed the presidency after the resignation of the disgraced and scandal-ridden Richard Nixon.

(On a completely random note, we used to go trick-or-treating at President Nixon’s house.)
Former President Ford Dead at 93 [Associated Press]
Biography of Gerald R. Ford [WhiteHouse.gov]

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