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Gerald Ford

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 Eagle Scout.