Gerald Ford and Elizabeth Bloomer are wed, Oct. 15, - POLITICO
In 25 years of political life, Betty Bloomer Ford did not expect to become First Lady. As wife of Representative Gerald R. Ford, she looked forward to his. Betty Ford was a divorcee who spoke candidly about her children's sex lives, ladies of modern times following her husband Gerald's dramatic, if short-lived, Taylor met one of her husbands, Larry Fortensky, while in treatment there, she was carrying a secret that even she did not dare acknowledge. Elizabeth Anne Ford (née Bloomer; April 8, – July 8, ) was the First Lady of the Bloomer became immersed in her life in Grand Rapids and did not return to New On October 15, , Elizabeth married Gerald Ford, a lawyer and World In May , during a four-day trip, Ford met with former Prime Minister of.
During the year he was at the Preflight School, he was promoted to Lieutenant, Junior Gradeon June 2,and to lieutenant, in March Sea duty[ edit ] Navy pilots playing basketball in the forward elevator well, mid Jumper at left is Gerald Ford. From the ship's commissioning on June 17,until the end of DecemberFord served as the assistant navigator, Athletic Officer, and antiaircraft battery officer on board the Monterey.
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While he was on board, the carrier participated in many actions in the Pacific Theater with the Third and Fifth Fleets in late and Inthe carrier helped secure Makin Island in the Gilberts, and participated in carrier strikes against KaviengNew Ireland in During the spring ofthe Monterey supported landings at Kwajalein and Eniwetok and participated in carrier strikes in the MarianasWestern Carolinesand northern New Guineaas well as in the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
The Third Fleet lost three destroyers and over men during the typhoon. The Monterey was damaged by a fire, which was started by several of the ship's aircraft tearing loose from their cables and colliding on the hangar deck. During the storm, Ford narrowly avoided becoming a casualty himself.
As he was going to his battle station on the bridge of the ship in the early morning of December 18, the ship rolled twenty-five degrees, which caused Ford to lose his footing and slide toward the edge of the deck. The two-inch steel ridge around the edge of the carrier slowed him enough so he could roll, and he twisted into the catwalk below the deck. As he later stated, "I was lucky; I could have easily gone overboard.
He did so safely, and reported his findings back to the ship's commanding officer, Captain Stuart Ingersoll. The ship's crew was able to contain the fire, and the ship got underway again. One of his duties was to coach football.
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Ford each sign contracts to publish their respective memoirs. April 11, After a family intervention, Mrs. Ford enters the Long Beach Naval Hospital for treatment of addiction to alcohol and prescription medication.
November Times of My Life is published. In this autobiography, Mrs. Ford recounts her life through her years as First Lady and concludes with an unplanned chapter on her admittance to Long Beach and the start of her recovery. Fall Gerald Ford considers another run for the Presidency in the election but decides not to run.
Ford applauds the decision. June 30, sees the deadline for ratification of the amendment; it fails to pass two-thirds of the states and does not become law. She leads the way in raising funds and developing treatment programs for the Center. October 3, The Betty Ford Center is dedicated. Ford is Chairman of the Board until Ford receives the Susan G. Koman Foundation Award for her support of breast cancer research and education. The Koman Foundation becomes a world leader in the fight against breast cancer.
In recognition of her significant contributions to this group, the award is later renamed the Betty Ford Award. February A Glad Awakening is published.
All proceeds go to the Betty Ford Center. She speaks in support of federal funding for drug abuse treatment programs. November 18, Mrs. The honor is bestowed for her contribution to health issues. The citation reads in part: They also co-author a USA Today op-ed piece explaining their position.
October 27, President and Mrs. Ford receive the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award bestowed by the Legislative branch. December 26, President Ford dies at their California home at 93 years of age. Ford, her children, and the nation enter a period of mourning, and funeral services are held in Palm Desert, California; Washington, D.
January 3, Mrs. Ford returns to Rancho Mirage, California. She continued to serve as Chairman-Emeritus of the Betty Ford Center and enjoyed her role as grandmother and great-grandmother to her still growing family.
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July 8, Mrs. Betty Ford passes away at 93 years of age. July 12, Funeral Services held at St. Ford was buried next her husband at the Gerald R.