Susan Ford

Born Jul 6, 1957

Susan Elizabeth Ford Bales is an American author, photojournalist, and former chairman of the board of the Betty Ford Center for alcohol and drug abuse.

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1957 Birth Born on July 6, 1957.


1975 18 Years Old As a teenager attending the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, she held her senior prom, for the class of 1975, in the East Room of the White House. … Read More


1979 22 Years Old She married Charles Vance, one of her father's former U.S. Secret Service agents, on February 10, 1979. For a time they operated a private security company in Washington. They had two daughters, Tyne Mary (born 1980) and Heather Elizabeth (born 1983), but were divorced in 1988.


1989 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Ford married attorney Vaden Bales in 1989. … Read More
1992 35 Years Old In 1992 she became a member of the board of the Betty Ford Center and in 2005 became the chairman of the organization. … Read More


2002 45 Years Old In 2002, she wrote, with Laura Hayden, a novel, Double Exposure: A First Daughter Mystery, with a contemporary White House setting; a sequel, Sharp Focus, was published in 2005. … Read More
2006 49 Years Old That was particularly so during the December 26, 2006 - January 3, 2007 state funeral services and ceremonies for her father. … Read More


On January 16, 2007, Susan Ford spoke at a Naming Ceremony at the Pentagon. At the ceremony, the aircraft carrier CVN-78, now under construction, was officially named the. … Read More
2009 52 Years Old On November 14, 2009, Ford participated in the keel laying for the ship.,
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