Gerald Ford | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Gerald Ford

  • Gerald Ford
James Michael Maher

Gerald Ford was never elected to be president or vice-president but instead took office upon the resignation first of Spiro Agnew and then of Richard Nixon. As president, Ford tried to calm earlier controversies by granting former President Nixon a full pardon. Gerald Ford survived two assassination attempts; one by Charles Manson follower Squeaky Fromme and another by Sara Jane Moore a mere 17 days later. Ford is sculpted with his golden retriever Liberty who frequently shared the Oval Office.

Presidential Years: 1974-1977

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