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Gerald Ford Speeches

President Ford became President when Richard Nixon left the office of presidency due to the Watergate scandal.

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Gerald Ford
(1913 – 2006)

Gerald FordUntil the passing of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, no formal mechanism was in place to fill a vacancy in the Vice Presidency. In fact, Harry Truman had no Vice President for nearly four years after succeeding FDR. The Amendment was adopted in Feb, 1967, and invoked for the first time when Gerald Ford was appointed to the office of Vice President after Spiro Agnew resigned in 1974.

Gerald Ford Football DaysFord was the only person to have served as both President and Vice President without being elected by the Electoral College.

Ironically, there are few men with a background better suited for going into elected office than Gerald Ford. Ford grew up in Michigan, became an Eagle Scout, was a star athlete and captain of his high school football team, and was a star player at University of Michigan. He attended Yale Law School and was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1941. As he was preparing to open an office in Grand Rapids, the War began.

Ford received a commission in the US Navy in April 1942. His first duty was as an academic instructor and coach at a preflight school. Later he joined the USS Monterey for action in the Pacific, participating in action with the Third and Fifth Fleets. When the Monterey suffered typhoon damage, Ford went back to instructor duty. Returning to civilian life he married former fashion model Elizabeth Bloomer Warren.

Ford also became active in Republican politics after the War. He had learned the importance of America's leadership in the world while the incumbent congressman from his district was a dedicated isolationist. Ford set about replacing him and served 25 years in the House of Representatives. Considered a "Congressman's Congressman", Ford served on a number of prominent committees. After the Kennedy assassination Ford Served on the Warren Commission. He served as House Minority Leader for eight years.

Gerald FordIn October 1973, Vice President Agnew resigned while facing charges of tax evasion and money laundering. President Nixon consulted with senior Congressional leaders about a replacement, and the gave him "no choice but Ford." The new VP attracted little attention as the Watergate Scandal was breaking at about that time.

Ford and his wife were preparing to move from Virginia to the Vice Presidential residence when White House Chief of Staff Al Haig warned "smoking gun" evidence had been found. Ford told his wife "Betty, I don't think we're ever going to live in the vice president's house."

President Nixon resigned on Aug 9, 1973, and Gerald ford immediately took the oath of office. In his first address as President, he acknowledged that the American people had not selected him with their votes, "so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers."

Largely as a backlash from Watergate, the midterm elections of 1974 left the Republicans with a serious minority in both the House and Senate. Ford pardoned Nixon for any crimes he may have committed in relation to Watergate, saying it was in the best interest of the nation.

There were two assassination attempts against Ford within three weeks of each other, both in California. The assailants were Lynnette "Squeaky" Fromme in Sacramento and Sara Jane Moore in San Francisco.

Gerald Ford WavingFord reluctantly agreed to run for "re-election" against the backdrop of the Bicentennial celebration in 1976. He faced stiff opposition from conservative California Governor Ronald Reagan in the primaries. Peanut Farmer and Washington outsider Jimmy Carter defeated him in the general election.

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    1. Volume 1 - 54 shows - total playtime 15 hours 25 minutes
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    2. GRF 540622 Visit By Girl Scout Troop 5 .mp3
    3. GRF 540622 Visit By Girl Scout Troop 5.mp3
    4. GRF 550000 Christmas Messag Michigan's Fifth District.mp3
    5. GRF 550000 Flag Day Message Michigan's Fifth District.mp3
    6. GRF 61220 Pressure From Lyndon Johnson on Foreign Aid.mp3
    7. GRF 631100 Johnson and Ford Discuss JFK's Assassination.mp3
    8. GRF 631123 Gerald Ford, Hale Boggs Richard Nixon interviewed.mp3
    9. GRF 631129 I Would Be Honored.mp3
    10. GRF 650119 Asked By Lyndon Johnson About Being Briefed.mp3
    11. GRF 660000 Warren Commission member GRF interview.mp3
    12. GRF 670000 GRF and Jim Garrison.mp3
    13. GRF 670207 It's for the Economy.mp3
    14. GRF 671213 LBJ's Great Society is a Runway Locomotive.mp3
    15. GRF 710406 Hale Boggs is Nuts.mp3
    16. GRF 710406 Phone Call about Hale Boggs.mp3
    17. GRF 710506 Hardball Politics in Congress.mp3
    18. GRF 730415 50 - 50 Chance for Impeachment Vote.mp3
    19. GRF 730501 Watergate.mp3
    20. GRF 731012 Nominated for Vice President.mp3
    21. GRF 731102 Opening Statement to the Senate Rules Committee.mp3
    22. GRF 731206 Sworn In as Vice President.mp3
    23. GRF 740809 Remarks on Taking Oath of Office.mp3
    24. GRF 740812 Address to a Joint Session of Congress.mp3
    25. GRF 740812 Profile.mp3
    26. GRF 740819 Veteran Foreign Wars Annual Convention Chicago IL.mp3
    27. GRF 740820 Nomination Nelson Rockefeller be Vice President.mp3
    28. GRF 740822 Ford Nominates Rockefeller as VP.mp3
    29. GRF 740828 President's News Conference.mp3
    30. GRF 740908 Signing Proclmtn Granting Pardon to Richard Nixon.mp3
    31. GRF 740916 Clemency For Draft Evaders.mp3
    32. GRF 740916 Press Conference.mp3
    33. GRF 740918 Address 29 Session General Assmbly United Nations.mp3
    34. GRF 740918 Address to the General Assembly on the UN.mp3
    35. GRF 741015 Annual Conv Future Farmers America Kansas City MO.mp3
    36. GRF 741017 Members House Judiciary Cmte Pardon Richard Nixon.mp3
    37. GRF 741202 President's News Conference.mp3
    38. GRF 750000 Gerlad Ford's America.mp3
    39. GRF 750109 Observance of International Woman's Year.mp3
    40. GRF 750115 Joint Session Congress Reporting State of Union.mp3
    41. GRF 750329 Address Nation Signing Tax Reduction Act of 1975.mp3
    42. GRF 750421 A Conversation With the President.mp3
    43. GRF 750423 Address at a Tulane University Convocation.mp3
    44. GRF 750424 Intrvw Walter Cronkite E.Sevareid B.Schieffer.mp3
    45. GRF 750506 President's News Conference.mp3
    46. GRF 750527 Energy Policy.mp3
    47. GRF 750609 President's News Conference.mp3
    48. GRF 750801 Helsinki Conf Security Cooperation Europe.mp3
    49. GRF 751009 President's News Conference.mp3
    50. GRF 751101 USA vs Fromme Testimony.mp3
    51. GRF 760000 Bo Schembechler Univ Michigan Football Practice.mp3
    52. GRF 760000 Never Aired 1976 Campaign Ad.mp3
    53. GRF 760119 Address Joint Session Congress State of Union.mp3
    54. GRF 760130 Remarks Swearing George Bush as CIA Director.mp3
    55. GRF 760217 President's News Conference.mp3

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    2. GRF 20001109 White House 200 Year Anniversary Dinner.mp3
    3. GRF 20040608 Larry King Interview.mp3
    4. GRF 20070102 State Funeral.mp3
    5. GRF 760515 Whistle Stop in Flint, MI.mp3
    6. GRF 760701 Dedication of the National Air and Space Museum.mp3
    7. GRF 760704 America's Bicentennial.mp3
    8. GRF 760819 Acceptance Speech.mp3
    9. GRF 760923 Ford vs Carter First Presidential Debate.mp3
    10. GRF 761006 Ford vs Carter Second Presidential Debate.mp3
    11. GRF 761022 Ford vs Carter Third Presidential Debate.mp3
    12. GRF 761103 Concession.mp3
    13. GRF 780921 Testimony House Select Committee Assassinations.mp3
    14. GRF 801104 Election Night Interview.mp3
    15. GRF 890000 With Jimmy Carter, Space Foundation PSA.mp3
    16. GRF 910000 Interview With Hugh Sidney.mp3
    17. GRF 910612 Bob Costas Interview.mp3
    18. GRF 911104 Dedication Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.mp3
    19. GRF 940606 The Future of Republicans in Politics.mp3
    20. GRF 960603 National Press Club Luncheon.mp3
    21. GRF 971106 Dedication George Bush Presidential Library.mp3
    22. GRF 980000 Tour of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.mp3
    23. GRF 991122 American Presidents Series, Gerald R Ford.mp3
    24. GRF Ford sworn in as 40th Vice President.mp3
    25. GRF Nixon Nominates Gerald R. Ford as VP.mp3
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    2. GRF 540622 Visit By Girl Scout Troop 5 .mp3
    3. GRF 540622 Visit By Girl Scout Troop 5.mp3
    4. GRF 550000 Christmas Messag Michigan's Fifth District.mp3
    5. GRF 550000 Flag Day Message Michigan's Fifth District.mp3
    6. GRF 61220 Pressure From Lyndon Johnson on Foreign Aid.mp3
    7. GRF 631100 Johnson and Ford Discuss JFK's Assassination.mp3
    8. GRF 631123 Gerald Ford, Hale Boggs Richard Nixon interviewed.mp3
    9. GRF 631129 I Would Be Honored.mp3
    10. GRF 650119 Asked By Lyndon Johnson About Being Briefed.mp3
    11. GRF 660000 Warren Commission member GRF interview.mp3
    12. GRF 670000 GRF and Jim Garrison.mp3
    13. GRF 670207 It's for the Economy.mp3
    14. GRF 671213 LBJ's Great Society is a Runway Locomotive.mp3
    15. GRF 710406 Hale Boggs is Nuts.mp3
    16. GRF 710406 Phone Call about Hale Boggs.mp3
    17. GRF 710506 Hardball Politics in Congress.mp3
    18. GRF 730415 50 - 50 Chance for Impeachment Vote.mp3
    19. GRF 730501 Watergate.mp3
    20. GRF 731012 Nominated for Vice President.mp3
    21. GRF 731102 Opening Statement to the Senate Rules Committee.mp3
    22. GRF 731206 Sworn In as Vice President.mp3
    23. GRF 740809 Remarks on Taking Oath of Office.mp3
    24. GRF 740812 Address to a Joint Session of Congress.mp3
    25. GRF 740812 Profile.mp3
    26. GRF 740819 Veteran Foreign Wars Annual Convention Chicago IL.mp3
    27. GRF 740820 Nomination Nelson Rockefeller be Vice President.mp3
    28. GRF 740822 Ford Nominates Rockefeller as VP.mp3
    29. GRF 740828 President's News Conference.mp3
    30. GRF 740908 Signing Proclmtn Granting Pardon to Richard Nixon.mp3
    31. GRF 740916 Clemency For Draft Evaders.mp3
    32. GRF 740916 Press Conference.mp3
    33. GRF 740918 Address 29 Session General Assmbly United Nations.mp3
    34. GRF 740918 Address to the General Assembly on the UN.mp3
    35. GRF 741015 Annual Conv Future Farmers America Kansas City MO.mp3
    36. GRF 741017 Members House Judiciary Cmte Pardon Richard Nixon.mp3
    37. GRF 741202 President's News Conference.mp3
    38. GRF 750000 Gerlad Ford's America.mp3
    39. GRF 750109 Observance of International Woman's Year.mp3
    40. GRF 750115 Joint Session Congress Reporting State of Union.mp3
    41. GRF 750329 Address Nation Signing Tax Reduction Act of 1975.mp3
    42. GRF 750421 A Conversation With the President.mp3
    43. GRF 750423 Address at a Tulane University Convocation.mp3
    44. GRF 750424 Intrvw Walter Cronkite E.Sevareid B.Schieffer.mp3
    45. GRF 750506 President's News Conference.mp3
    46. GRF 750527 Energy Policy.mp3
    47. GRF 750609 President's News Conference.mp3
    48. GRF 750801 Helsinki Conf Security Cooperation Europe.mp3
    49. GRF 751009 President's News Conference.mp3
    50. GRF 751101 USA vs Fromme Testimony.mp3
    51. GRF 760000 Bo Schembechler Univ Michigan Football Practice.mp3
    52. GRF 760000 Never Aired 1976 Campaign Ad.mp3
    53. GRF 760119 Address Joint Session Congress State of Union.mp3
    54. GRF 760130 Remarks Swearing George Bush as CIA Director.mp3
    55. GRF 760217 President's News Conference.mp3

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    2. GRF 20001109 White House 200 Year Anniversary Dinner.mp3
    3. GRF 20040608 Larry King Interview.mp3
    4. GRF 20070102 State Funeral.mp3
    5. GRF 760515 Whistle Stop in Flint, MI.mp3
    6. GRF 760701 Dedication of the National Air and Space Museum.mp3
    7. GRF 760704 America's Bicentennial.mp3
    8. GRF 760819 Acceptance Speech.mp3
    9. GRF 760923 Ford vs Carter First Presidential Debate.mp3
    10. GRF 761006 Ford vs Carter Second Presidential Debate.mp3
    11. GRF 761022 Ford vs Carter Third Presidential Debate.mp3
    12. GRF 761103 Concession.mp3
    13. GRF 780921 Testimony House Select Committee Assassinations.mp3
    14. GRF 801104 Election Night Interview.mp3
    15. GRF 890000 With Jimmy Carter, Space Foundation PSA.mp3
    16. GRF 910000 Interview With Hugh Sidney.mp3
    17. GRF 910612 Bob Costas Interview.mp3
    18. GRF 911104 Dedication Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.mp3
    19. GRF 940606 The Future of Republicans in Politics.mp3
    20. GRF 960603 National Press Club Luncheon.mp3
    21. GRF 971106 Dedication George Bush Presidential Library.mp3
    22. GRF 980000 Tour of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.mp3
    23. GRF 991122 American Presidents Series, Gerald R Ford.mp3
    24. GRF Ford sworn in as 40th Vice President.mp3
    25. GRF Nixon Nominates Gerald R. Ford as VP.mp3
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    78 recordings on 22 Audio CDs. Total playtime 20 hours, 20 min
    78 recordings on 22 Audio CDs
    total playtime 20 hours, 20 min

    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A001

    1. GRF 61220 Pressure From Lyndon Johnson on Foreign Aid
    2. GRF Ford sworn in as 40th Vice President
    3. GRF Nixon Nominates Gerald R. Ford as VP

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A002

    1. GRF 20040608 Larry King Interview
    2. GRF 540622 Visit By Girl Scout Troop 5
    3. GRF 540622 Visit By Girl Scout Troop 5

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A003

    1. GRF 550000 Christmas Messag Michigan's Fifth District
    2. GRF 550000 Flag Day Message Michigan's Fifth District
    3. GRF 631100 Johnson and Ford Discuss JFK's Assassination
    4. GRF 631123 Gerald Ford, Hale Boggs Richard Nixon interviewed
    5. GRF 631129 I Would Be Honored
    6. GRF 650119 Asked By Lyndon Johnson About Being Briefed
    7. GRF 660000 Warren Commission member GRF interview
    8. GRF 670000 GRF and Jim Garrison
    9. GRF 670207 It's for the Economy
    10. GRF 671213 LBJ's Great Society is a Runway Locomotive
    11. GRF 710406 Hale Boggs is Nuts
    12. GRF 710406 Phone Call about Hale Boggs
    13. GRF 710506 Hardball Politics in Congress
    14. GRF 730415 50 - 50 Chance for Impeachment Vote
    15. GRF 730501 Watergate

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A004

    1. GRF 731012 Nominated for Vice President
    2. GRF 731102 Opening Statement to the Senate Rules Committee
    3. GRF 731206 Sworn In as Vice President
    4. GRF 740809 Remarks on Taking Oath of Office

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A005

    1. GRF 740812 Address to a Joint Session of Congress
    2. GRF 740812 Profile

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A006

    1. GRF 740819 Veteran Foreign Wars Annual Convention Chicago IL
    2. GRF 740820 Nomination Nelson Rockefeller be Vice President
    3. GRF 740822 Ford Nominates Rockefeller as VP
    4. GRF 740828 President's News Conference

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A007

    1. GRF 740908 Signing Proclmtn Granting Pardon to Richard Nixon
    2. GRF 740916 Clemency For Draft Evaders
    3. GRF 740916 Press Conference
    4. GRF 740918 Address 29 Session General Assmbly United Nations

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A008

    1. GRF 740918 Address to the General Assembly on the UN
    2. GRF 741015 Annual Conv Future Farmers America Kansas City MO
    3. GRF 741202 President's News Conference

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A009

    1. GRF 750000 Gerlad Ford's America
    2. GRF 750109 Observance of International Woman's Year

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A010

    1. GRF 750115 Joint Session Congress Reporting State of Union
    2. GRF 750329 Address Nation Signing Tax Reduction Act of 1975

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A011

    1. GRF 750421 A Conversation With the President

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A012

    1. GRF 750423 Address at a Tulane University Convocation
    2. GRF 750424 Intrvw Walter Cronkite E.Sevareid B.Schieffer
    3. GRF 750506 President's News Conference
    4. GRF 750527 Energy Policy

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A013

    1. GRF 750609 President's News Conference
    2. GRF 750801 Helsinki Conf Security Cooperation Europe

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A014

    1. GRF 751009 President's News Conference
    2. GRF 751101 USA vs Fromme Testimony
    3. GRF 760000 Bo Schembechler Univ Michigan Football Practice

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A015

    1. GRF 760000 Never Aired 1976 Campaign Ad
    2. GRF 760119 Address Joint Session Congress State of Union
    3. GRF 760130 Remarks Swearing George Bush as CIA Director

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A016

    1. GRF 760217 President's News Conference
    2. GRF 760515 Whistle Stop in Flint, MI
    3. GRF 760701 Dedication of the National Air and Space Museum

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A017

    1. GRF 760704 America's Bicentennial
    2. GRF 760819 Acceptance Speech

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A018

    1. GRF 761103 Concession
    2. GRF 801104 Election Night Interview
    3. GRF 890000 With Jimmy Carter, Space Foundation PSA

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A019

    1. GRF 910000 Interview With Hugh Sidney

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A020

    1. GRF 910612 Bob Costas Interview

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A021

    1. GRF 940606 The Future of Republicans in Politics

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    Gerald Ford Speeches Disc A022

    1. GRF 960603 National Press Club Luncheon

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