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President Gerald R. Ford


President Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006), his wife Betty and their children were members of the parish for many years.  The 38th President had served often as an usher and Mrs. Ford as a Sunday School teacher.  The First Family is seen attending the 11:15 a.m. service in Immanuel Chapel on the Sunday after Ford was sworn into office in August 1974, along with reporters, the Secret Service, fellow parishioners, The Rev. William L. Dols, Jr. (Rector) and The Rev. Patricia Park (Assistant Rector).