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|38th President of the United States|
August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1981
|Vice President|| Nelson Rockefeller|
|Preceded by||Richard Nixon|
|Succeeded by||Walter Mondale|
|40th Vice President of the United States|
December 6, 1973 – August 9, 1974
|Preceded by||Spiro Agnew|
|Succeeded by||Nelson Rockefeller|
|House Minority Leader|
January 3, 1965 – December 6, 1973
|Preceded by||Ted Winter|
|Succeeded by||Erik Paulsen|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Michigan's 5th district
January 3, 1949 – January 6, 1973
|Preceded by||Bartel Jonkman|
|Succeeded by||Richard Vander Veen|
|Born|| Leslie Lynch King, Jr.|
July 14, 1913
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died|| August 19, 2005|
Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Betty Bloomer (1948–2006)|
|Alma mater|| University of Michigan|
Yale Law School
On August 9, 1974, after being sworn in as president following the resignation of Richard Nixon, Ford became the first, and to date, the only person to have become president and vice president without being elected via the electoral college. Before ascending to the Vice Presidency, Ford served nearly 25 years as the Representative from Michigan's 5th congressional district, eight of them as the Republican Minority Leader.