President Ford’s Second Day on the Job

Here’s a fascinating old photo from President Ford’s Administration. It was taken on August 10th, 1974. That’s important because Nixon resigned the previous day (remember, Nixon’s not a crook). Is it just me, or does he seem to be a little too happy to be there? Maybe the expression on his face is more akin to “how the hell did I get here?”

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Photographic negative showing President Ford seated at a table with William E. Colby, Director of CIA; Robert S. Ingersoll, Deputy Secretary of State; Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State; James R. Schlesinger, Secretary of Defense; William P. Clements, Jr., Deputy Secretary of Defense; George S. Brown, Chairman of Joint Chiefs.
Photographic negative showing President Ford seated at a table with William E. Colby, Director of CIA; Robert S. Ingersoll, Deputy Secretary of State; Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State; James R. Schlesinger, Secretary of Defense; William P. Clements, Jr., Deputy Secretary of Defense; George S. Brown, Chairman of Joint Chiefs.

Source: Library of Congress

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  • ET

    Is that Rumsfeld (was Chief of Staff for Ford ) and Brent Scowcroft (who was a military assistant under Nixon and National Security Adviser for Ford) over Kissinger’s shoulder?

    • Yes, check this out ghostsofdc.org/tag/donald-rumsfeld/