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Twenty-three-year-old Jack Ford—who frequently hosted notable visitors at the White House—poses for

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Twenty-three-year-old Jack Ford—who frequently hosted notable visitors at the White House—poses for a Polaroid portrait on the South Portico’s Truman Balcony with his guests Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger.

“Growing up in Washington, we had always been in the public eye to a certain degree. And when Dad became president, I was determined to just go on with my normal life. But I soon realized that going from son of the minority leader to son of the president was a huge shift.” —Jack Ford 



On a historic trip to Japan in November 1974—the first by any sitting U.S. president—President Ford is entertained by geisha at a state dinner in Kyoto.