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1913--Gerald R. Ford--2006
38th President Of The United States
Scouting History
"First & Only Eagle Scout President"

Born
July 14, 1913
1913--Gerald R. Ford--2006
38th President of The United States
Scouting History
"First & Only Eagle Scout President"
Passed
December 26, 2006












Gerald R. Ford
38th President of the United States
"First & Only Eagle Scout President"
37 Merit Badges
2 Palms



Eagle Scout
Governor's Honor Guard
Mackinac Island
August 1929
Age 16










# YEAR POSITION EMPLOYER CITY STATE AGE DATE SOURCE VIEW
- 1913 Born-Leslie King Jr. Leslie & Dorothy King Omaha NE 0 July 14 GRF-PL Click
- 1913 Dorothy Separates Abusive Relationship Omaha NE 2 Weeks July 30 GRF-PL Click
- 1913 Divorce Finalized ?? Omaha NE 5 Mon Dec 19 GRF-PL Click
- 1916 Dorothy Remarries Gerald R. Ford ?? ?? 2 Feb 1 GRF-PL Click
- 1918 Enrolls Elementary School Madison Elementary School Grand Rapids MI 5 ?? GRF-PL Click
- 1924 Joins BSA Troop 15 Trinity Methodist Church Grand Rapids MI 11 1/2 Dec 17 GRF Click
- 1924 Tenderfoot Scout Troop 15 Grand Rapids MI ?? ?? GRF Click
- 1924 Second Class Scout Troop 15 Grand Rapids MI ?? ?? GRF Click
- 1925 First Class Scout Troop 15 Grand Rapids MI ?? ?? GRF Click
- 1926 Star Scout Troop 15-Summer Camp Grand Rapids MI 13 July 16 GRF-BSA Click
- 1927 Life Scout Troop 15 Grand Rapids MI 14 July 26 GRF-BSA Click
- 1927 Eagle Scout Troop 15 Grand Rapids MI 14 Aug 2 GRF-BSA Click
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- 1928 Bronze Wolverine Troop 15 Grand Rapids MI 15 July 4 GRF-BSA Click
- 1928 Bronze Palm Troop 15 Grand Rapids MI 15 July 4 GRF-BSA Click
- 1928 Gold Palm Troop 15 Grand Rapids MI 15 Aug 7 GRF-BSA Click
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- 1929 Governor's Honor Guard Governor Green Mackinac Island MI 16 Aug GRF-MI Click
- 1930 Captain Football Team Grand Rapids High School Grand Rapids MI ?? ?? ?? Click
- 1930 All-City team Grand Rapids City League Gran Rapids MI ?? ?? ?? Click
- 1930 Meet Biological Father While Waiting Tables Grand Rapids MI 17 ?? Wikipedia Click
- 1930 Graduates Grand Rapids High School Grand Rapids MI ?? ?? ?? Click
- 1934 Graduates-BA Economics University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI ?? ?? ?? Click
- 1935 East Collegiate All Star Team Shiner's East West Game San Francisco CA 21 Jan 1 ?? Click
- 1935 Officially Changes Name Gerald R. Ford Jr. Grand Rapids MI 22 Dec 3 GRF-PL Click
- 1936 Summer Intern Forest Ranger Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone ?? ?? Summer GRF-PL Click
- 1941 Graduated-LL B Univ of Michigan Law School Grand Rapids MI ?? ?? ?? Click
- 1941 Admitted To The Bar Michigan Bar Association ?? MI ?? ?? ?? Click
- 1941 Opened Law Office ?? Grand Rapids MI ?? ?? ?? Click
- 1942 Commissioned-Ensign United States Navy ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? Click
- 1943 Asst Navigator-Athletic Officer USS Monterey-Aircraft Carrier Camden NJ 29 June 17 GRF-PL Click
- 1946 Honorable Discharge United States Navy Chicago IL 32 Feb 23 GRF-PL Click
- 1948 Announces Candidacy United States Congress ?? ?? 34 June 14 GRF-PL Click
- 1948 Get Married Elizabeth Bloomer Warren Grand Rapids MI 35 Oct 15 GRF-PL Click
- 1949 Mason-Entered Apprentice Malta Lodge #465 Grand Rapids MI 36 Sept 30 Ohio GL Click
- 1949 Elected-5th D-Michigan US House of Representatives Washington  DC 36 Nov ?? Click
- 1950 Takes Oath Of Office US House of Representatives Washington DC 36 Jan 3 ?? Click
- 1951 Mason-Fellow Craft Columbia Lodge #3 Washington DC 37 April 20 Ohio GL Click
- 1951 Mason-Master Mason Columbia Lodge #3 Washington DC 37 May 18 Ohio GL Click
- 1962 33 Degree Mason Northern Jurisdiction Philadelphia PA 49 Sept 26 ?? Click
- 1963 Warren Commission Kennedy Assassination Washington DC 50 ?? ?? Click
- 1970 Distinguished Eagle Scout Boy Scouts Of America Grand Rapids MI 56 May 12 GRF-CF Click
- 1973 Nominated-Vice President ?? Washington DC 60 Oct 12 ?? Click
- 1973 Approved-Vice President United States Senate Washington DC 60 Nov 27 US Senate Click
- 1974 40th President United States Of America Washington DC 61 Aug 9 WH Click
- 1974 Issues Full Pardon President Nixon Washington DC 61 Sept 8 ?? Click
- 1975 Silver Buffalo Award Boy Scouts Of America Washington DC 61 April 9 WH Click
- 1994 Number 48 Jersey Retired University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI ?? ?? ?? Click
- 2006 Last Public Message ?? Rancho Mirage CA 93 Nov 12 ?? Click
- 2006 Passed At Home Coronary Artery Disease Rancho Mirage CA 93 Dec 26 ?? Click
- 2006 State Funeral US Capitol Washington DC 93 Dec 30 WH Click
- 2007 Funeral Gerald Ford Presidential Library Grand Rapids MI 93 Jan 2 GFPL Click
- 2007 Interred Gerald Ford Presidential Library Grand Rapids MI 93 Jan 2 GFPL Click

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Eagle Scout
Troop 15
Grand Rapids, MI
1924--Gerald R. Ford--1930
38th President of the United States
Scouting History
Eagle Scout
Troop 15
Grand Rapids, MI
Rank Advancement
1924-1928
37 Merit Badges
1926-1928













Tenderfoot to Eagle with 2 Palms
Troop 15
1924-1928

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37 Merit Badges
Troop 15
1926-1928

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Mackinac Island
1929
Camp Shawondossee
1930













Governor's Honor Guard
Mackinac Island
August 1929

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Camp Shawondossee
Camp Staff
1930

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Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
1970
Silver Buffalo
1975













Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
Grand Rapids, MI
May 12, 1970

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Silver Buffalo
The White House
April 9, 1975

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November 19, 1974 Order Of The Golden Pheasant
Nippon Boy Scouts
November 19, 1974



Order Of The Golden Pheasant
Tokyo, Japan
November 19, 1974

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Eagle Scout
Troop 15
Grand Rapids, MI
1924--Gerald R. Ford--1930
38th President of the United States
Scouting History
Eagle Scout
Troop 15
Grand Rapids, MI










Gerald R. Ford's
Scouting Years
by
Blair Laakman

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Born:
July 14, 1913
1913--Gerald R. Ford--2006
38th President of the United States
"In Memorium"
Passed:
December 26, 2006










"In Memorian"
Boys's Life

March 2007
Page 14

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Special Thanks 1913--Gerald R. Ford--2006
38th President of the United States
Scouting History
Web Page
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Tim Todish
Author
Legacy For The Future
History of Grand Valley Council

Russ Kolski
Gerald R. Ford Council
Historian


Blair Laakman
Author
Gerald R. Ford - Scouting Years

Mike Sulgrove
Scout Executive
Gerald R. Ford Council

John Czuhajewski
Scoutmaster
Troop 215 [15]



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