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Gerald Rudolph King, Jr.

Gerald Rudolph King, Jr.

Male 1913 - 2006

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  • Name  Gerald Rudolph King, Jr. 
    Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  14 Jul 1913  Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  26 Dec 2006  Rancho Mirage, Riverside, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I47445  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  15 Apr 2015 

    Father  Leslie Lynch King,   b. 25 Jul 1881, Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1941, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Dorothy Ayer Gardner,   b. 27 Feb 1892, Harvard, McHenry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1967, Grand Rapids, Ontonagon, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Sep 1912  Harvard, McHenry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F12175  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Ann Bloomer,   b. 8 Apr 1918, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 2011, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Oct 1948  Grand Rapids, Ontonagon, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  15 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F12177  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jul 1913 - Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Oct 1948 - Grand Rapids, Ontonagon, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Dec 2006 - Rancho Mirage, Riverside, California, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Gerald Ford
    Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States 1913-2006

  • Notes 
    • 38th United States President. Born as Leslie Lynch King, Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska, his mother divorced his father the following year and moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan where she remarried to Gerald R. Ford. The young boy's name was then changed to Gerald R. Ford, Jr. Graduated from the University of Michigan and Yale Law School. Served in U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1948, Ford was elected to Congress and married divorcee Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer. Together,they had 4 children. Became House Minority leader in 1965. Member of the Warren Commission in the 1960s. Appointed Vice President by President Richard M. Nixon in 1973 after the resignation of Spiro Agnew. Became President when Nixon resigned in 1974 as a result of the Watergate scandal. Sought election to a full term in 1976 but was defeated by Georgia governor Jimmy Carter in a close election. He passed away at his home in Rancho Mirage, California.

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