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  • n  United States film maker (1896-1973)
  • n  grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987)
  • n  son of Henry Ford (1893-1943)
  • n  English writer and editor (1873-1939)
  • n  38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-)
  • n  United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)
  • n  a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
  • n  the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
  • v  cross a river where it's shallow

  • Names of many towns and villages have been derived from ford, for example, Oxford, the place where oxen used to cross the river.
  • A ford is a cheaper alternative to cross a stream, but may not be viable where cloudbursts are very common.
News & Articles


  • President Bush in New Zealand Herald
    President Ford was a great American who gave many years of dedicated service to our country,President George W. Bush said in a statement from Crawford, Texas. "With his quiet integrity, common sense, and kind instincts, President Ford...
  • Tom Brokaw in New York Times
    Gerald Ford brought to the political arena no demons, no hidden agenda, no hit list or acts of vengeance,said Mr. Brokaw, who explained that Mr. Ford had asked him to address the funeral as a representative of the press corps. "He knew who...
  • Henry Kissinger in Guardian Unlimited
    In his understated way he did his duty as a leader, not as a performer playing to the gallery,Kissinger said. "Gerald Ford had the virtues of small town America."

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