Gerald Ford Speeches & Audio

First Lady Betty Ford Delivers President Ford's Concession

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First Lady Betty Ford Delivers President Ford's Concession

(1 min) tv-14

In November 1976, President Gerald Ford was defeated in his re-election campaign by challenger Jimmy Carter. Because Ford was hoarse from campaigning, First Lady Betty Ford speaks on his behalf, informing the nation that the president officially conceded and offered his congratulations to the new president-elect.