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On this day in 1913, 38th president Gerald Ford was born in Omaha, Nebraska
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On this day in 1913, 38th president Gerald Ford was born in Omaha, Nebraska. During his administration, the United States exited the Vietnam War and faced a domestic energy crisis. Ford is remembered as the successor to Richard Nixon, who resigned amidst the Watergate Scandal – Ford controversially pardoned the former president.
Did you know? Ford was the first president neither elected as president nor vice-president. Nixon’s original vice president (and running mate) was Spiro Agnew – Ford was chosen as a replacement after Agnew resigned in scandal.
Ford is also the only president that served as a national park ranger. As a young man, he worked seasonally as a ranger at Yellowstone National Park.
Gerald Ford, David Hume Kennerly, 1974