Real name leslie king. Mother left violent father two weeks after birth. Moved back with parents in Michigan
Eagles scout and football star
Offered contract by packers and lions
Yale law school
Joined navy during ww11. Served on battleship
Father joined Home Front. Group against McKay GOP who controlled Michigan politics. At Ford jr. Request.
Primaried incumbent. Won. Only lost one c as campaign
Good friend with nixon. Both not privileged. Both internatuonalists. Did agreed on domestic issues. Football fsns.
Tried to remove Douglas from supreme court while in Congress
Supported Campus Disorders act. Which withheld federal subsidies from students who participated in campus protests
Douglas blood points of rebellion supported right to protest
Nixon wanted him to do it. Erlicmsn notes s as I’d so.
Patmsn hearing tut o follow money in Watergate. Ford helped squash
Ford continued to support Nixon after others in GOP turned
Agnew resigned. Ford came in fourth in poll. Behind rockafeller connally Reagan
“I am a Ford, not a Lincoln “
Came out strongly on wrong side of Watergate
Quote about the Anderson ‘voted concious not party’ meant as criticism
Not s leader.
Delibrity stayed ignorant of Nixon’s guilt
Named Rockefeller as vp.
Haig was telling Nixon everything Ford said in regard to pardon
Not popular “jail ford”
Did not respond to vietcong taking phouc binh
Tulane university speech. War over
Ford said all Viet ads meze who got out could st as y in u.s.
Only unelected president
Helsinki accords. Human rights. Ford was supporter. Not popular
GOP thought Ford policies too liberal
Was stuck between conservative GOP and Democrats
Economy was terrible . High interest rates high unemployment
An imagination attempt
Squeakie from me and Sara Moore two attempts
Fired Rockefeller regrets later. Over NYC fiscal crisis
Made Rumsfeld secretary of defense