We all remember how often President Ford tripped (heck SNL wrote many skits about his falls), but did you know these facts?

CBS.com published an article by reporter Bob Schieffer, where the 'Face the Nation' host recalled spending time with the President during the 1976 campaign...

Mr. Ford stumbled, missed the door and bumped his head after a speech from the rear platform of a train in Kalamazoo, Mich.

President Ford was known as the President that seemed to fall all the time, but there was so much to him then you may remember about our Michigan leader. According to legacy.com here are 5 fun facts about President Ford...

5. His name was not originally Gerald Ford...

He wasn't born Gerald Ford – his birth name was actually Leslie Lynch King Jr. His biological father reportedly abused his mother, and they divorced shortly after young Leslie was born. When his mother remarried, she began calling her 3-year-old son after his stepfather, Gerald Ford. There was never an official adoption, and Ford didn't legally change his name until 1935.

4. He was more than a President, he was an Eagle Scout...

As a boy, Ford joined the Boy Scouts of America, attaining its highest rank, Eagle Scout. In fact, he is the only U.S. President to have been an Eagle Scout.

3. He was asked to play pro-football...

As the star of the University of Michigan's football team in the early 30's, President Ford received offers to play for the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers

2. He lived the longest...

When he died on December 26, 2006 at the age of 93, he had lived longer than any other U.S. president.

1. He was an accidental President...

he was and remains the only U.S. president never elected by the voting public to either the presidency or the vice presidency.

The best part about President Ford is that he was a true Michigan boy who made us Michiganders proud!

Happy Presidents Day Commander Ford!

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