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Gerald Ford Stayed In His Own House, Not The White House, After He Became President (Cool Weird Awesome 239)
Since 1800, presidents have made the White House their home base. But there have been a few times when new presidents took office unexpectedly and the world's most powerful address wasn’t yet available to them. For Gerald Ford in 1974, that meant he spent the first 10 days of his presidency living at his family home in Alexandria, Virginia.
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If you could have a beer with any US president from any time in history, who would it be? - Trish
President Ford once had lunch with George Harrison, Billy Preston and Ravi Shankar. Cause, yeah.
A house says a lot about a person, and that's often the case when the person in question is a president. Gerald Ford's house in Alexandria reveals him to be a suburban dad. A regular guy. Just like you figured, right?
As a president who was known for his openness and candor, it should be no surprise that Gerald Ford's gravesite is out front next to the Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids.