Leslie Sr.
Father of Gerald Ford
Leslie Sr.
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.
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Modified Tour '11, Ufo/ULMS 'I-Monster' Action Kick off 23rd Annual Tri-Star ... - WhoWon.com
Google News - over 5 years
In the Modisaurus III event held at PPMS in May New Brighton veteran Kevin Bolland scored a convincing victory over Jeremiah Shingledecker, Chad Homan, Brian Swartzlander and Rex King, Sr. King, Sr. has never won a feature event here at "Dirt's Monster
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Krugman, De Grauwe y el prisionero español - Cinco Días
Google News - over 5 years
Si en el BoE al Sr. King o en la Fed Don Ben Bernake hubiesen decidido subir tipos de interés o limitar la liquidez, como ha hecho JCT en el BCE, la comparación que plantea Krugman sería mas justa. Pero claro, no sería el caso
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MLK celebration has local ties - Mansfield News Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Joel L. King Jr.'s father, Joel L. King Sr. King was assassinated April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., where he was to lead a protest march in support of striking garbage workers. The 30-foot sculpture of King is between the Lincoln and Jefferson
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All-district baseball teams - Corpus Christi Caller Times
Google News - over 5 years
Second team — Carroll: Michael Cantu, P, fr.; Joseph Gonzales, C, sr.; Malcolm Cepeda, OF, sr. King: EJ Aleyadre, P, so.; Luke Bradshaw, P, so.; Todd Wilkinson, C, so.; Aaron Sada, INF, sr.; Benny Zamudio, INF, so.; Marcus Zamudio, OF, fr
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PLUS: BOXING; King and Trinidads Donate Fire Truck
NYTimes - over 14 years
It was sleek and Don King promoted it, but it was not a boxer with a pay-per-view deal. It was a fire truck. King, the fight promoter, went to Ladder Company 30, Engine 59 in Harlem yesterday to donate the $700,000 truck with the former champion Félix Trinidad and his father, Félix Trinidad Sr. King then announced that he would throw in an
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leslie Lynch King, Sr.
    FIFTIES
  • 1941
    Age 56
    King died on February 18, 1941 in Tucson, Arizona.
    More Details Hide Details He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, in Glendale, California near his parents. In 1949, his widow Margaret King married Roy Mather.
  • FORTIES
  • 1928
    Age 43
    Ford's mother and stepfather did not tell him of his biological father until shortly before he turned fifteen in 1928.
    More Details Hide Details Ford described his biological father as "a carefree, well-to-do man who didn't really give a damn about the hopes and dreams of his firstborn son". King met his firstborn son again for the first time when he was a senior in high school. He visited him where Ford was working at a restaurant in Grand Rapids. They had a superficial conversation. King, who had never paid child support, handed Ford $25. It is believed that the two had no further contact.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1919
    Age 34
    King married Margaret Atwood in Reno, Nevada, in 1919.
    More Details Hide Details They had three children: Ford's paternal grandfather, Charles Henry King, took care of his first grandson and paid Ford's mother child support until shortly before his death in 1930.
  • 1917
    Age 32
    On February 1, 1917, Dorothy Gardner King married Grand Rapids businessman Gerald Rudolff Ford.
    More Details Hide Details They called her son Gerald Ford, Jr., although he was not formally adopted. In honor of his stepfather, in 1935 at the age of 22, young Gerald legally changed his name to Gerald Rudolph Ford, adopting the more-common spelling of his middle name. The Fords also had three sons together.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1913
    Age 28
    On December 19, 1913, an Omaha court granted a divorce to the Kings.
    More Details Hide Details Leslie King refused to pay child support.
  • 1912
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Dorothy and King returned to Omaha where King was working. They lived with his parents at 3202 Woolworth in the Hanscom Park neighborhood, a central part of the city. Their son, Leslie, Jr., was born on July 14, 1913. Dorothy had quickly learned that King was abusive, short-tempered and had trouble with alcohol. A few days after their son's birth, King gestured at his wife and son with a knife and threatened to kill them. Dorothy quickly completed plans to leave her husband; she would not tolerate the abuse nor threats to their son's safety. Sixteen days after the birth, Dorothy Gardner King left Omaha with her son for Oak Park, Illinois, home of her sister Tannisse and brother-in-law Clarence Haskins James. From there, she moved to the home of her parents Levi Addison Gardner and Adele Augusta (née Ayer) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • 1908
    Age 23
    In 1908, the family moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where his parents commissioned the construction of a large Victorian mansion.
    More Details Hide Details He became a wool trader, probably working with his father.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1884
    Born
    Born on July 25, 1884.
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