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Dec 27 2006

Former President Ford Dies at age 93

Gerald Ford

Gerald Rudolph Ford (July 14, 1913 ?? December 26, 2006) was the 38th President (1974??1977) and 40th Vice President (1973??1974) of the United States. He was the first person appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment, and upon succession to the presidency, became the only person to hold that office without having been elected either president or vice president. Prior to becoming vice president, he served for over eight years as the Republican Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. Ford was the longest-lived president.

Ford died of heart failure at the age of 93 on December 26, 2006 at 6:45 p.m Pacific Standard Time at his home in Rancho Mirage, California. Mrs. Ford and their three sons, who had celebrated Christmas the day before at the home, were at Ford’s bedside when he died. No local clergy were present, but one of Ford’s sons is a minister and performed last rites. At 8:49 p.m., Ford’s wife, Betty, issued a statement that confirmed his death.

Mrs. Ford said in a brief statement issued from her husband’s office in Rancho Mirage:
??My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather has passed away at 93 years of age. His life was filled with love of God, his family and his country.”

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