Politician on float
Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade
Congressman Gerald Ford | Gerald R. Ford | Gerald Rudolph Ford | Pres. Gerald R. Ford | President Gerald R. Ford | President Gerald Ford
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
[to the House Judiciary Committee on his pardoning of former President Richard Nixon] The purpose was to change our national focus. I wanted to do all I could to shift our attentions from the pursuit of a fallen president to the pursuit of the urgent needs of a rising nation..to punish a former President who already is condemned to suffer long and deeply in the shame and disgrace brought upon the...
After the death of Ronald Reagan
, he became the oldest living former President. Ronald Reagan
's lifetime, in days alone, was 34,088 days, while Gerald Ford
's lifetime, in days, alone was 34,133 days. Gerald Ford lived only 45 days more than Ronald Reagan.
Known for occasional stumbles and falls in public while in office