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Gerald R. Ford painting Tina Mion art

Gerald R. Ford, The Six of Hearts
38th President of the United States, 1974—1977

The very blonde, square faced Leslie Lynch King Jr. (late named Gerald Ford after his adopted father) deeply resented his carefree and indifferent father, whom he first remembered meeting at the age of 17. Ford, who became president after Nixon resigned, was the first chief executive not elected either President or Vice President. His calm responsible Presidency reassured the American public after the controversial Nixon years. Ford helped heal the wounds of Vietnam by offering clemency to tens of thousands of Vietnam draft evaders provided they swore allegiance to the United States and performed two years public service.

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