Today in Michigan History

April 14, 1913

Gerald R. Ford was born.

Born Leslie Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska, the future 38th president of the United States moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his mother to live with her parents following a divorce in 1914. In 1916, after his mother remarried, King was named after his stepfather, Gerald Rudolph Ford. After World War II, Ford entered a political career that led to the White House in 1974.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.