Michael Gerald Ford
|Michael Gerald Ford|
Michael Ford at the unveiling of a model of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) at the Pentagon in January 2007
|Born||March 14, 1950|
|Alma mater||Wake Forest University (BA, 1972)
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv, 1984)
|Spouse(s)||Gayle Ann Brumbaugh (m. 1974)|
|Children||Sarah Joyce Goodfellow
Rebekah Elizabeth Chooke
|Relatives||John Gardner Ford (brother)
Steven Ford (brother)
Susan Ford Bales (sister)
Charles Henry King (great-grandfather)
Gerald Ford, Sr. (step-grandfather)
Dorothy Ayer Gardner Ford (grandmother)
Leslie Lynch King, Sr. (biological grandfather)
Thomas Gardner Ford (half-uncle)
Michael Gerald Ford (born March 14, 1950) is the oldest of four children of U.S. President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford. Prior to his birth, Ford's mother wanted to name him after his father. However, Ford's father had always disliked being called "Junior" and he refused to "inflict the nickname on any son." The Fords settled on his name as a compromise. Ford would note that during his paternal grandmother's funeral, he saw his father cry for the first time.
He is a minister, and leads the Office of Student Development, which oversees all student organizations at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is an alumnus of Wake Forest (BA, 1972) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv, 1984). He was the president of Sigma Chi while a student at WFU. President Ford, when he was still in Congress, spoke at his son's commencement.
- Wead, Doug, All the President's Children, Atria Books, New York, 2003, ISBN 0-7434-4631-3
- Cannon, James (2013). Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 978-0472116041.
- Cannon, p. 81.
- Cannon, p. 91.
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