Monday, July 8, 2013

Gerald R. Ford 100

Leslie King was born one hundred years ago on July 14, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska. The only nonelected vice president and president of the United States is better known as Gerald R. Ford.  He was the longest living president at the time of his death in 2006 at 93 years and 165 days. His 895- day presidency remains the shortest of all presidents who did not die in office. Did you know he was offered a position on the Green Bay Packers team but went to law school instead?  We have Douglas Brinkley’s book “Gerald R. Ford”, and on audio, Thomas DeFrank’s “Write It When I’m Gone”, with remarkable off-the-record conversations with Gerald Ford.

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