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Grand Rapids in Kent County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gerald R. Ford

1913 - 2006

 
 
Gerald R. Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
1. Gerald R. Ford Marker
Front
Inscription.  
President of the United States
1974 -1977
Vice President of the United States
1973 - 1974
United States House of Representatives
1949 - 1973
United States Navy
1942 - 1946

I am acutely aware
that you have not elected me
as your president with your ballots,
and so I ask you to confirm me
as your president with your prayers
I have not campaigned for either
the presidency or the vice presidency.
I am indebted to no man,
and only to one woman - my dear wife -
as I begin this very difficult job.


- President Gerald R. Ford
Swearing-in Address
August 9, 1974

God has been good to America,
especially during difficult times.
At the time of the Civil War
He gave us Abraham Lincoln,
and at the time of Watergate,
He gave us Gerald Ford -
the right man at the right time
who was able to put our nation
back together again
- The Honorable Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill
Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

Our Constitution works; our great
republic is a government of laws
and not of men, here the people rule.
- President Gerald

Gerald R. Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
2. Gerald R. Ford Marker
Rear
R. Ford
Swearing-in Address
August 9, 1974
 
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: #38 Gerald R. Ford, Jr. series list.
 
Location. 42° 58.084′ N, 85° 40.618′ W. Marker is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from Pearl Street, NW. Statue is at the entrance to the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Rapids MI 49504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Final Resting Place of Gerald R. Ford (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand River Bridges (about 500 feet away); Great Flood of 1904 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Log Jam of 1883 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Grand River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kent County Civil War Monument & Fountain (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grand Rapids Veterans Memorial and Honor Roll (approx. 0.6 miles away); First (Park) Congregational Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Rapids.
 
Also see . . .  Gerald R. Ford - Whitehouse.gov. (Submitted on November 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Gerald R. Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
3. Gerald R. Ford Marker
Side
Gerald R. Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
4. Gerald R. Ford Marker
Side
Gerald R. Ford Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
5. Gerald R. Ford Statue
Gerald R. Ford Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
6. Gerald R. Ford Museum
Official Portrait of the Nation's 38th President, Gerald R. Ford image. Click for full size.
Official White House Photograph, August 27, 1974
7. Official Portrait of the Nation's 38th President, Gerald R. Ford
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   7. submitted on November 26, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.
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