Gerald R. Ford

From the Series Presidential Leaders

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

In the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, then Vice President Gerald Ford became the first person to succeed a president who had resigned from office. Although Ford’s presidency lasted only three years, he worked diligently to heal a country from war, inflation, and controversy. Ford began a career serving his country in World War II, eventually becoming a lieutenant commander in the Navy. In 1948 he was elected to the United States Congress, where he served with distinction for the next 25 years. During the Watergate investigations in 1973, the vice president resigned and Ford stepped into that office. When President Richard Nixon resigned a short time later, Ford became the first president that was not officially elected by the country. Ford is largely credited with restoring the country’s faith in office after a tumultuous decade.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2007-01-01
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007070
Dewey 973.925092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Websites