*In 1974, Ford became the 38th President of the United States. *Ford's mother had 3 rules for him as a child: 1. Tell the truth 2. Work hard 3. Come to dinner on time *Ford was a Boy Scout. *His nickname was "Junie" because he was Gerald R. Ford Junior *He played football, basketball, and track in high school and college. *Served in the Navy during WWII.