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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gerald R. Ford

Thirty-Eighth President of the United States

 

— Alexandria Resident 1951-1974 —

 
Gerald R. Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 18, 2019
1. Gerald R. Ford Marker
Inscription.  
Former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford and his family lived in Alexandria for 23 years before he became President. The Fords moved to Park Fairfax in 1951, when he was in his second term in Congress (R-Michigan). The family moved into a new house at 514 Crown View Drive in the Clover-College Park Drive neighborhood in 1955. They remained there through Mr. Ford's twelfth term in Congress and his subsequent Vice Presidential appointment by President Richard Nixon as Vice President on December 6, 1973, after the resignation of Spiro Agnew. Nine months later, on August 9, 1974, Mr. Ford became President of the United States following the resignation of Richard Nixon. The Fords lived on Crown View Drive for the first ten days of his Presidency.

President Ford died on December 26, 2006, at the age of 93. In honor of his years in Alexandria, the funeral motorcade passed through the City en route to the U.S. Capitol while hundreds of Alexandrians lined Washington Street to say farewell to one of their most famous residents.

"I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only for our government,
Gerald R. Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 18, 2019
2. Gerald R. Ford Marker
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but civilization itself."

—Remarks by Gerald R. Ford on being sworn in as President of the United States, August 9, 1974

 
Erected by City of Alexandria.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #37 Richard M. Nixon, the Former U.S. Presidents: #38 Gerald R. Ford, Jr., and the Virginia, The City of Alexandria series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is August 9, 1974.
 
Location. 38° 49.027′ N, 77° 5.355′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Janneys Lane (Virginia Route 420) and North Quaker Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1426 Janneys Ln, Alexandria VA 22302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Williams (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Native American Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Life of a Forest (approx. 0.4 miles away); Listen for Chipmunks (approx. half a mile away); Fort Worth (approx. half a mile away); Chinquapin Trek (approx. half a mile away); A Chinquapin House (approx. half a mile away); Life of a Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Gerald R. Ford Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 18, 2019
3. Gerald R. Ford Park
The marker is on the reverse of this sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 18, 2022