Category: US President
Gerald Ford, who served as the thirty-eighth president of the United States, was born on the 14th of July 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska. Before service as the president of the country from 1974 to 1977, Gerald Ford served as the fortieth Vice President of America from 1973 to 1974, when Richard Nixon was serving as the President of United States. Gerald Ford was the first individual appointed to the Vice Presidency under the provisions of the twenty-fifth Amendment, subsequent to the resignation of Spiro Agnew, the thirty-ninth American Vice President.
Gerald Ford was engaged in the American Boy Scouts, and earned Eagle Scout, the highest rank of that program. In later years, Gerald Ford grabbed the 1970 Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and the Silver Buffalo Award from the American Boy Scouts. Gerald Ford is the solitary Eagle Scout to have ascended to the presidentship post of the United States.
Scouting was vital to Gerald Ford that his family requested that the Scouts take part in his funeral. Approximately 400 Eagle Scouts took part in the funeral procession of Gerald Ford, where they shaped an honor guard as the chest went by opposite the museum. A few chosen Scouts worked as ushers within the National Cathedral
When Gerald Ford became president upon resignation of Richard Nixon on the 9th of August 1974, he was the first and yet the only individual to have worked as both Vice President and President of America without being chosen by the Electoral College. Earlier than becoming the Vice Presidency of America, Gerald Ford served almost 25 years as the Representative from the fifth congressional district of Michigan, and eight among them as the leader of the Republican Minority.
As President of the United States, Gerald Ford approved the Helsinki Agreements, marking a progress toward the easing of stressful relations during the Cold War. By means of the invasion of the South Vietnam by the North Vietnam with nine months of his presidential term, the involvement of the United States in Vietnam fundamentally ended. Locally, Gerald Ford governed the most horrible economy during the four decades, ever since the Great Depression, with rising inflation and a depression during his term.
One of the most controversial acts of Gerald Ford was to award a presidential pardon to Richard Nixon, his predecessor, for his part in the Watergate disgrace. During the incumbency of Gerald Ford, the foreign policy of America was characterized by procedural conditions by the augmented role Congress started to play, and through the corresponding control on the controls of the President. Gerald Ford overpowered Ronald Reagan in 1976 for the Republican proposal, but he closely lost the presidential vote to Jimmy Carter, the Democratic challenger.
After the presidential term of Gerald Ford, he continued active in the Republican Party. Subsequent to experiencing health difficulties, Gerald Ford died at the age of 93 in his home on the 26th of December 2006. Among the presidents of the United States, Gerald Ford is the only president who had a longer lifespan of 93 years and 165 days, whereas he was the only American President, such that his 895-day presidential term continues the shortest of all American presidents who did not expire in office.