38th President (1974-1977)
Born: July 14, 1913
Died: December 26, 2006
Vice President: Nelson Rockefeller
Political Party: Republican
Next President: Jimmy Carter
Previous President: Richard Nixon
Notable Gerald Ford Quotes
"History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent
times, but out of trial and confusion."
"I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators."
"My commitment to the security and future of Israel is based upon basic morality as well as
enlightened self-interest. Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage."
"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from
you everything you have."
The Only President to...
Gerald Ford was the only United States President to have never won any national
election. He took over as Vice President to Richard Nixon when Spiro Agnew resigned and then took
over as President when Richard Nixon resigned. He was also the only president that was an