Pin, Gerald Ford, 1976


Gerald Ford is the only individual to have served as both vice president and president without having been elected to either position. After almost 25 years representing Michigan in the US House, Ford was selected as Richard Nixon’s vice president upon the resignation of Spiro Agnew in December 1973. Eight months later Ford became president following President Nixon’s own resignation. In 1976, President Ford ran for election to a full term in his own right but was defeated by his Democratic challenger, Governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia.

Date Made: 1976

Used: Political Campaigns


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2015.0200.115Catalog Number: 2015.0200.115Accession Number: 2015.0200

Object Name: pin

Measurements: overall: 2 in x 1 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 3.175 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_1762483

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