Early Years in Congress Ford launched his congressional bid quietly in 1948. Richard Nixon 1913-94 , the 37th U. Our great republic is a government of laws and not men.
Section 2 of the 25 th Amendment gave the President the power to name a new Vice President, if that office became vacant, with the permission of Congress. Breadcrumb U.
Following his discharge from the Navy, Ford joined the law firm of Butterfield, Keeney, and Amberg in Grand Rapids and continued to cultivate an interest in politics. Navy and was called to duty in April 1942.
The following year, Ford became House Minority Leader. Raised in small-town Illinois, he became a Hollywood actor in his 20s and later served as the Republican governor of California from 1967 to 1975. University of Virginia Miller Center. Image courtesy of the Gerald R. She then married Gerald R. In fact, Ford vetoed 66 pieces of legislation that conflicted with his basic philosophy of fiscal conservatism.
The subterfuge held through the 1972 campaign but investigators in the press and in Congress learned more about the administration's illegal activities the following year.
Campaigns and Elections. On August 9, 1974, however, Nixon chose to resign from office rather than face an impeachment trial over his role in the scandal. Navy and served aboard an aircraft carrier. Ford, who went from being a college football star to the White House under the most unusual circumstances.
Ford was an ardent supporter of Richard Nixon's successful run for the presidency in 1968. The young Ford graduated in 1931 from South High School, where he excelled in history and government.
Ford's constituents sent him back to the House for an additional twelve successive terms. Nixon resigned from office.
Nixon, however, would bask in his re-election victory only for a short time. Ford died on December 26, 2006, at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, at the age of 93. Featured Records Search: Ford, it should be noted, agreed with the Warren Commission's conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing Kennedy.
Navy in World War II. Ford became active politically in Grand Rapids, joining a group of Republican reformers called the "Home Front," who opposed the local Republican machine headed by the arrogant and imperious boss Frank McKay.
Ford broke with Nixon publicly on August 5, 1974, stating that the tapes made it impossible for the President to continue to claim that he was "not guilty of an impeachable offense.