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For sale: the home that housed a president

Gerald Ford's family home is on the market

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The White House was not yet ready for Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. and his family when he became president following Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974. So Ford spent the first 10 days of his presidency at the family home in Alexandria, Va. Ford and his family spent about 20 years in the colonial-style brick and wood-siding home on Crown View Drive in Alexandria. The Fords were the first owners of the home, which was built in 1953 and is now up for sale. The property has a list price of $999,000. Joan Dixon, who decades ago met Ford while working for congressmen on Capitol Hill, is now a real estate agent who is representing the current owner in the sale of the historic Ford family home. Dixon said there has been some media attention focused on the home with the news of Ford's death this week. Ford, 93, died Tuesday -- he survived military service during World War II and two assassination attempts in 1975, and was the longest-lived U.S. president. Ford married Elizabeth "Betty" ...