Grand Rapids, Michigan was the home of a young war hero from WWII. Following his discharge from the Navy in 1946 he went back to Grand Rapids and the Ford Paint and Preservative Company. Soon he found himself running for the office in the US House of Representatives. Prior to running for office, he met and married a local girl Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren (her second marriage). Born as Leslie Lynch King, Jr., Representative Gerald Ford was quickly making a name for himself in politics. His name was so well known in the ranks of the Republican Party, that when Spiro Agnew was forced to resign his office as Vice President under the Presidency of Nixon, Ford was brought forward. Then, President Nixon was soon to find himself caught up in a mess with Watergate and he was forced to resign… Welcome Gerald Ford…the 38th President of the United States of America.