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Ford, Gerald R. (1913-2006) Quoting himself upon assuming the presidency re: prayers

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02793.110 Author/Creator: Ford, Gerald R. (1913-2006) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 1974 ca.? Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: "... I ask you to confirm me as your President by your prayers." The statement Ford made at the time of his suceeding Richard Nixon.

People: Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: President, Religion, Impeachment, Government and Civics, Vice President

Sub Era: The Seventies