President Gerald Ford Jr.

Former President of the United States, Republican

Ford, a Republican, was President of the United States from 1974 to 1977.

He was previously Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) (1973-1974); and the representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district (1949-1974).



Our unique analysis of the bills Ford sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ford is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ford sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (38%) Government Operations and Politics (38%) Social Welfare (25%)

Recent Bills

Some of Ford’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1949 to Dec 1974, Ford missed 286 of 4,028 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is better than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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