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President Ford with Ronald Reagan

August 19, 1976
Source: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

On August 19, 1976, President Gerald Ford, front right, shook hands with former primary opponent, Ronald Reagan, front left.  Also at the Republican National Convention were, second row from left, Vice Presidential candidate Bob Dole, Nancy Reagan, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, Susan Ford, and Betty Ford.  The Ford-Dole ticket lost the election to Jimmy Carter; Reagan was elected President just four years later. 

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