1949-1973, U.S. House of Representatives – Gerald Ford


This U.S. House of Representative Gerald Ford history mug is one of a collection of U.S. Governance biographical mugs.  An image of Gerald Ford and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Gerald Ford is the only president to have served as both vice president and president without having been elected by the Electoral College.  He was appointed as vice president when Spiro Agnew resigned and became president when Richard Nixon resigned.  He served the shortest time, 895 days, of any president who did not die in office.  After only nine months in office, North Vietnam conquered South Vietnam, ending U.S. involvement in the region. Gerald Ford presided over the worst economy since the Great Depression.  One of his most controversial acts was to grant a presidential pardon to Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal.  He lost his bid to be elected president in 1976 to Democrat Jimmy Carter.

The House of Representatives and Senate comprise the legislative branch of the U.S. government.  Representatives, elected from congressional districts, are allocated to states based on population measured by the U.S. Census.  The number of Representatives is set by law at 435.  The House is charged with the passage of federal legislation, known as bills, which after concurrence by the Senate, are sent to the president for consideration.  The House has the power to initiate all bills related to revenue and the impeachment of federal officers.

Gerald Ford was a member of the U.S. House Representatives prior to his election as vice president.  Many of the men who become president and vice president first served in Congress as members of the House of Representatives or in the U.S. Senate.  A number of these individuals first served in their state government as governor, state senator or in their state House of Representatives.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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