President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford
This photographic portrait shows President Gerald R. Ford alongside his wife, First Lady Betty Ford. President Ford had been appointed vice president to Richard M. Nixon under the conditions of the 25th Amendment, replacing Vice President Spiro T. Agnew upon his resignation. Ford assumed the presidency upon the resignation of President Nixon on August 8, 1974.
This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef of the White House from 1966-1987. From the White House Kitchen, the Fords preferred classic American fare, including a Sunday ritual of brunch featuring waffles and strawberries, and oven roast.