|Born||July 14, 1913 Omaha, Nebraska|
|Died||December 26, 2006 Rancho Mirage, California|
|Spouse||Elizabeth Bloomer Warren|
|President of the United States|
|Succeeded||Richard M. Nixon|
Gerald Ford was the only American President not elected to the office. He was appointed by Richard Nixon in 1974 to replace Vice President Spiro Agnew, who resigned after being caught for tax evasion. After Nixon himself resigned in August 1974, Gerald Ford became President and served out the remainder of Nixon's second term. His most controversial decision was to issue a full pardon for any crimes Nixon may have committed as President. In 1976 he defeated Ronald Reagan in the primaries. Ford then ran against Governor Jimmy Carter in the general election and lost.