Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr; 14 July 1913 – 26 December 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977. Before his accession to the presidency, he served as the 40th Vice President of the United States from December 1973 to August 1974. Ford is the only person to have served as both vice president and president without being elected to either office. His 895 day-long presidency is the shortest in U.S. history for any president who did not die in office.
Counters the argument that Gerald Ford, by pardoning Richard Nixon, "healed the nation"
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