American Presidents: Life Portrait Exhibit
9-12 Grade Student Activity
Meet the 37th president!
After graduation Gerald R. Ford turned down two contracts to play professional _____________ so he could study law.
Look at the 1975 picture of President Ford swimming in
White House pool with the press corps looking on.
What impression does the image create? What qualities do athletes and
presidents have in common? Do you think that all presidents should participate in some athletic or recreational activity? Why or why not?