A political leader of the twentieth century who served as president from 1974 to 1977. A prominent Republican in Congress, Ford was named vice president in 1973, after the resignation of Spiro Agnew. He succeeded to the presidency in 1974, when President Richard Nixon was forced to resign. Ford sought to pursue moderate policies and to communicate better with Congress and with the public than Nixon had. He refused approval, however, of a large number of bills passed by Congress, which was controlled by Democrats, saying they were too costly. He pardoned Nixon in a widely criticized effort to end division over the Watergate scandal. Ford lost the presidency to James Earl Carter in the 1976 election.
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The star of the film was Glenn Ford, but I barely noticed him.
The first day of Liberty, I was hanging around waiting for Ford to come in.
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I have set aside the next six years to write a biography of Gerald Ford.
During this day the party had to cross a river which was too deep to ford, and over which there was no sort of bridge.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Two years older than Gerald, he is not so tall, but bigger, and altogether less graceful.
I can't quite see myself being actually happy in prison, Gerald.
Passing some way along the water side, he found the banks high and the water deep, and no ford but the one he had crossed.
He kept the ford; and, when his men came up, they found fourteen slain, and the rest in retreat.