Person:Gerald Ford (2)

  1. Gerald Rudolff Ford1889 - 1962
Facts and Events
Name Gerald Rudolff Ford
Gender Male
Birth[3][4] 9 Dec 1889 Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
Alt Birth[1] 9 Dec 1890 Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
Reference Number? Q5549544?
Death[1] 26 Jan 1962 Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
Burial[5] Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

Gerald Rudolff Ford was a Grand Rapids businessman and Republican politician who was the stepfather of U.S. President Gerald Ford. He married Ford's mother when Ford was a toddler and although he never formally adopted the boy (who had been named Leslie King after his father), started calling him Gerald Ford Jr.

The elder Ford founded the Ford Paint and Varnish Company in 1929. He is listed as an executive there in the 1940 census. He was director of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Kent County, Michigan Republican Committee from 1944 until 1948 when he stepped down after the future President began his first run for Congress.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Gerald Rudolff Ford.

  1. 1.0 1.1 [[Wikipedia:Gerald Rudolff Ford|Gerald Rudolff Ford}}, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Kent, Michigan, United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    Gerald R. Ford 50 MI, paint mfg executive; Dorothy G. 48 IL; Gerald R. Jr. 26 NE, public school football coach; Thomas G. 21 MI; Ricard A. 15 MI; James F. 12 MI (1011 Santa Cruz Dr., Grand Rapids, ED 41-14, sht 11A, 4/11/1940)

  3. United States. Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. (Washington, D.C.: National Archives Microfilm Publication M1509, 1987-1988).

    b. Dec 9 1889 Grand Rapids. Living 716 Madison, Grand Rapids.

  4. Kent, Michigan, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    George R Ford Jun 1853 OH, par Eng/Scotland; Frances Z Jan 1857 MI, par NY/OH; m 28 yrs; 5 kids, 4 living; Gerald R. Dec 1889 MI; Janice B. Oct 1881; Margery Jul 1884 (Grand Rapids, Ward 8, p. 12A, 6/8/1900)

  5. Find A Grave, Gerald Rudolf Ford Sr.

    Years only on stone (1890-1962).