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.
This U.S. Vice President Gerald Ford History Mug is part of our U.S. Vice Presidents Series which includes all of the US Vice Presidents.
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.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.