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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 R. Ford
Swearing-in Address
August 9, 1974
 
Location. 42° 58.084′ N, 85° 40.618′ W. Marker is in Grand

Gerald R. Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
2. Gerald R. Ford Marker
Rear
Rapids, Michigan, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from Pearl Street, NW. Touch for map. Statue is at the entrance to the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Rapids MI 49504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Final Resting Place of Gerald R. Ford (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); Ladies Literary Club (approx. 0.7 miles away); McCabe-Marlowe House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Central High School (approx. one mile away); Central Reformed Church (approx. 1.1 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.)
 
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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 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 29 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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