1. Gerald Ford spent the time after his presidency speaking, writing and serving on corporate boards.
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3. In 1975, President Gerald Ford moved the holiday back to Nov 11 starting in 1978, which stands today.
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8. On November 12, 2006, Gerald Ford surpassed the 93 years and 120 days lifespan of Ronald Reagan, who died on June 5, 2004.
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9. Gerald Ford selected the song to be played during his funeral procession at the US Capitol.
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10. On December 30, 2006, Gerald Ford became the 11th US President to lay in state in the Rotunda of the US Capitol.
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13. In October 2001, Gerald Ford broke with conservative members of the Republican Party by stating that gay and lesbian couples "ought to be treated equally.
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15. Gerald Ford founded the annual AEI World Forum in 1982, and joined the American Enterprise Institute as a distinguished fellow.
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17. On October 8, 1980, Gerald Ford said President Nixon's involvement in the general election potentially could negatively impact the Reagan campaign: "I think it would have been much more helpful if Mr Nixon had stayed in the background during this campaign.
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18. On March 15, 1980, Gerald Ford announced that he would forgo a run for the Republican nomination, vowing to support the eventual nominee.
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22. In 1979, Gerald Ford published his autobiography, A Time to Heal.
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25. In December 1974, months after Gerald Ford took office, North Vietnamese forces invaded the province of Phuoc Long.
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27. Gerald Ford considered it "stalling" and wrote, "Their [Israeli] tactics frustrated the Egyptians and made me mad as hell.
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32. Gerald Ford expressed "strong support for full educational opportunities for our handicapped children" according to the official White House press release for the bill signing.
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35. Immediately after Gerald Ford took the oath of office in the East Room of the White House, he spoke to the assembled audience in a speech that was broadcast live to the nation.
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36. Gerald Ford became Vice President as the Watergate scandal was unfolding.
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40. At the time of their engagement, Gerald Ford was campaigning for what would be his first of 13 terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives.
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45. Gerald Ford hoped to attend Yale Law School beginning in 1935.
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47. Gerald Ford reportedly threatened to quit the team in response to the university's decision, but he eventually agreed to play against Georgia Tech when Ward personally asked him to play.
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49. Gerald Ford attended the University of Michigan and joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
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50. Gerald Ford attended Grand Rapids South High School, where he was a star athlete and captain of the football team.
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