The 38th president was born this day, July 14, 1913. His given name was Leslie Lynch King Jr., but his stepfather renamed him. The only Eagle Scout to become president, he attended the University of Michigan on a football scholarship, graduated from Yale Law School, served in the Navy during World War II. He was House minority leader and when Richard Nixon resigned, he became the only person to become president without being elected. His name? Gerald Rudolph Ford, who said: "I ask you to confirm me as your president with your prayers. And I hope that such prayers will also be the first of many."