Monday, July 14, 2008

July 14 Birthdays: Gerald Ford and Woody Guthrie

Gerald Ford, U. S. President
July 14, 1913-December 26, 2006

Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)
by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1998)

Number 38 loved orange chocolate cake. A former football star and congressman, Ford had a dog named Liberty when he was in the White House.

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum has biographical and primary source materials on Ford.

Woody Guthrie, musician
July 14, 1912-October 3, 1967

Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People by Bonnie Christensen (Knopf, 2001)

This is a celebration of folk singer Guthrie’s life—through the good times and the bad.

The Official Woody Guthrie Website contains lyrics, photos, a biography and more.