Michael Gerald Ford

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Michael Gerald Ford
Michael Gerald Ford at a ceremony where a model of the USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) was unveiled at the Pentagon - 20070116.jpg
Michael Ford at the unveiling of a model of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) at the Pentagon in January 2007
Born (1950-03-14) March 14, 1950 (age 68)
Alma materWake Forest University (BA, 1972)
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv, 1977)
Spouse(s)Gayle Ann Brumbaugh (m. 1974)

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.[1]

He is a minister. Ford retired from Wake Forest University in June 2017 after 36 years as student life administrator and campus leader.[2] The Office of Student Development, where he served, oversees all student organizations. He is an alumnus of Wake Forest (BA, 1972) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv, 1977). 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.
  1. ^ Cannon, p. 81.
  2. ^ "Mike Ford Archives". Inside WFU - news for faculty and staff.