John Gardner Ford
John "Jack" Gardner Ford (born March 16, 1952) is the second child and second son of U.S. President Gerald Ford
Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford, Jr. was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974...
and First Lady
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Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford , better known as Betty Ford, was First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977 during the presidency of her husband Gerald Ford...
In 1977, with William Randolph Hearst III
William Randolph Hearst III
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and Jann Wenner
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, he was part of the founding staff of the magazine Outside
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. Ford later cofounded a successful business called California Infoplace (www.infoplaceusa.com), which supplies electronic information kiosks to malls. In 1996, as a veteran of six Republican
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conventions, he was asked to serve as executive director of the host committee for the Republican National Convention
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in San Diego, California
San Diego, California
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On April 29, 1989, he married Juliann Felando. They have two children:
- Christian Gerald (born 1997)
- Jonathan August (born 1999)
On January 2, 2007, at the Grand Rapids, Michigan, funeral of his father, Jack and his wife greeted mourners during the viewing of the casket.