Leslie Lynch King, Sr.

Leslie Lynch King, Sr.

Father of Gerald Ford
Born Jul 25, 1884

Leslie Lynch King, Sr. was the biological father of U.S. President Gerald Ford. Because of his alcoholism and abusive behavior, his wife Dorothy Gardner left him sixteen days after the birth of their son. King is believed to have seen Ford only once, while he was in high school.… Read More

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1884 Birth Born on July 25, 1884.


1908 23 Years Old In 1908, the family moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where his parents commissioned the construction of a large Victorian mansion. … Read More
1912 27 Years Old While one of his sisters was at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, King met and courted her roommate, Dorothy Ayer Gardner of Harvard, Illinois. They were married on September 7, 1912. … Read More
1913 28 Years Old On December 19, 1913, an Omaha court granted a divorce to the Kings. … Read More


1917 32 Years Old On February 1, 1917, Dorothy Gardner King married Grand Rapids businessman Gerald Rudolff Ford. … Read More
1919 34 Years Old King married Margaret Atwood in Reno, Nevada, in 1919. … Read More


1928 43 Years Old Ford's mother and stepfather did not tell him of his biological father until shortly before he turned fifteen in 1928. … Read More


1941 57 Years Old King died on February 18, 1941 in Tucson, Arizona. … Read More