Pin, Gerald Ford, 1976

Pin, Gerald Ford, 1976

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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.
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overall: 2 in x 1 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 3.175 cm x 1.27 cm
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Political Campaigns
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
American Democracy
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History
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