Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-08440
1913: Gerald Ford, who served as the 38th president of the United States from 1974 to 1977, is born Leslie Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska. Ford served as vice president from 1973 to 1974, becoming the first person appointed to the position under the terms of the 25th Amendment following the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew. When he became president upon Richard Nixon's resignation in August 1974, he became the first, and so far only, person to have served as both vice president and president without being elected by the Electoral College. Ford, who also served nearly 25 years representing Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives, died at the age of 93 on Dec. 26, 2006.