President Gerald Ford, on his first full day in office, Saturday (August 10) asked members of the cabinet to remain at their posts.
President Gerald Ford, on his first full day in office, Saturday (August 10) asked members of the cabinet to remain at their posts. He told them during a 45 minute meeting that he believed in continuity and stability. He told them he thought they made a fine team and he was looking forward to working with them.
The Secretary of State, Doctor Henry Kissinger, who replied as senior member of the cabinet promised unflagging support and total loyalty to President Ford.
Later Mr. Ford met members of the National Security Council, but no details were released.
Mr. Ford began his first day as President like any other. He was up early, collected his morning newspapers, and then went for a swim in his backyard pool.
One of his first acts as America's new leader will be to select a Vice-President. He has been asking the Senate and House of Representatives leaders for names they would find acceptable.