The Digital Journalist
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After President Ford conceded the election in a phone call to Jimmy Carter, the Ford family gathers in the Oval Office, just before the public concession statement was read in the White House press room. Mrs. Ford delivered the remarks because the president had lost his voice during the final days of the campaign. From left are sons Steve and Jack, daughter Susan, daughter-in-law Gayle, and son Mike.