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July 14, 1913: Leslie Lynch King Jr. born, Omaha, Neb. After his parents divorce and his mother remarries, he is adopted by his stepfather and takes his name: Gerald R. Ford.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Former President Ford was undergoing treatment for pneumonia Monday at the same facility where he was briefly hospitalized a month ago, his chief of staff said. He was said to be doing well.
A small crowd watches as the motorcade takes former President Gerald Ford\'s body to the site of his funeral in Palm Desert, Calif., Friday.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Former President Gerald Ford, suffering from "a horrible cold," was in the hospital Tuesday for what his chief of staff called routine medical tests.
PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Military pallbearers carried the flag-draped casket of Gerald R. Ford past his widow and children Friday afternoon and into the church where the late president had attended services for years in the "Presidents Pew."
Former President Gerald Ford
I’ve gotten in some great summer reading, and one book I recently finished was “Write It When I’m Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald Ford.” When Thomas M. DeFrank’s book was released late last year, it created a buzz because of what the 38th president have candidly shared about other U.S. presidents of his time and their policies.
President and Mrs. Bush pause to pay their respects by the casket of former President Gerald Ford in the Capitol Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday.
WINNING SPIRIT: President Gerald Ford shares a moment at the White House with Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Joe Garagiola Sr. on Nov. 3, 1976, the morning after Ford lost the presidential election to Jimmy Carter.
The flag-draped casket of President Gerald R. Ford, America\'s 38th president, is carried from the U.S. Capitol on the way to a funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral Tuesday.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Thousands of flag-waving mourners watched as a motorcade carrying the body of Gerald R. Ford made its way one last time through the streets of his boyhood hometown to the Ford family church, where an honor guard carried the late president's casket inside for a final funeral service.
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday bowed his head in silence before the flag-draped casket of Gerald R. Ford - a man the president said used a calm, steady hand to guide the nation after the tumultuous Watergate years.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The nation remembered Gerald R. Ford on Tuesday for what he didn't have - pretensions, a scheming agenda, a great golf game - as much as for the small-town authenticity he brought to the presidency. The state funeral for the 38th president began with an elaborate service at Washington National Cathedral, then moved to Grand Rapids in Ford's final homecoming.
WASHINGTON - Gerald R. Ford will be mourned in the rare and solemn spectacle of a state funeral crafted to honor his reverence for Congress, the institution that launched him to the presidency.
WASHINGTON -- In a state funeral for the president who only wanted to be speaker of the House, Gerald R. Ford's casket will return to the Congress he served on his historic journey to an unelected presidency.
WASHINGTON - Officials were preparing tentative plans for President Gerald Ford's body to lie in state this weekend and expected a funeral service after New Year's at National Cathedral capping days of mourning in the capital.
Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Joe Garagiola Sr. had front-row seats for the 1976 presidential election. The Paradise Valley resident and his wife stayed that night in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House and watched election coverage on television with President Gerald Ford and his family.
DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. plans to cut up to 30,000 jobs and shutter 14 plants in a sweeping restructuring that the nation's second biggest automaker hopes will tackle declining market share and rising costs that led to hefty losses in its North American operations.
Former President Gerald R. Ford lies in State in the Capitol Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006.
Capitol Hill staff members prepare the catafalque in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol for the lying in state ceremony for former President Gerald Ford Thirsday.
President Gerald Ford signs a document granting former President Richard M. Nixon \"a full, free and absolute pardon\" for all \"offenses against the United States\" during the period of his presidency.
WASHINGTON - Eyewitnesses to history, Americans paraded through the Capitol on Sunday to pay their final respects to Gerald R. Ford, with parents seeking to convey to their children the significance of the 38th president's short tenure.