Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I18784
  • Name: Gerald Rudolph FORD
  • RELA: 8th cousin once removed
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Leslie Lynch /King/
  • Birth: 14 JUL 1913 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
  • Event: Military service BET 1942 AND 1946 Lt. Cdr., U.S. Navy
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan BET 3 JAN 1949 AND 6 DEC 1973
  • Event: Elected Vice President of the United States BET 6 DEC 1973 AND 9 AUG 1974
  • Event: Elected BET 1974 AND 1977 38th President of the United States
  • Death: 26 DEC 2006 in Rancho Mirage, Riverside Co., CA
  • Title: President
  • Event: Pic President Gerald Ford
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  • Note:
    FORD, Gerald Rudolph, Jr., a Representative from Michigan, Vice President, and thirty-eighth President of the United States; born in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebr., July 14, 1913; moved to Grand Rapids, Mich., 1914 and attended the public schools; graduated, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Mich., 1935; graduated from Yale University Law School, New Haven, Conn., 1941; admitted to the bar in 1941; served in the United States Navy 1942-1946; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first Congress; reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his resignation from the United States House of Representatives December 6, 1973, to become the fortieth Vice President of the United States; minority leader (Eighty-ninth through Ninety-third Congresses); first Vice President to be nominated by the President and confirmed by the Congress pursuant to the twenty-fifth amendment to the Constitution of the United States; sworn in as the thirty-eighth President of the United States, August 9, 1974, when President Richard M. Nixon resigned, and served until January 20, 1977; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1976; died on December 26, 2006, in Rancho Mirage, Calif.; lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda, December 30, 2006, to January 2, 2007; interment at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Library, Grand Rapids, Mich.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Leslie Lynch KING b: 25 JUL 1881 in Chadron, Dawes Co., NE
    Mother: Dorothy Ayer GARDNER b: 27 FEB 1892 in Harvard, McHenry Co., IL

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Anne BLOOMER b: 8 APR 1918 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL
    • Married: 15 OCT 1948 in Grace Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI
    1. Has No Children Living FORD
    2. Has No Children Living FORD
    3. Has No Children Living FORD
    4. Has No Children Living FORD

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