Leslie Lynch

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Leslie Lynch Jr. was born in Omaha, Nebraska bck inn 1913 to Leslie and Dorothy.  Just 16 days after his birth his mother left Leslie Sr., and moved to Oak Park, Illinois. After the divorce his mother married another man who owned a paint and varnish company.

Leslie was not aware of his biological father until he turned 17.  The family moved to Grand Rapids where he attended Grand Rapids High School, he was also heavily involved in the Boy Scout’s achieving the Eagle Scout rank.  He went on to attend the University of Michigan where he took a part time position as a dish washer to help him through college.

He also played football for Michigan, he was so good that the University retired his jersey No. 48.  In1935 he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. 

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942.  He was sent to sea aboard the USS Monterey aircraft carrier where he served as the assistant navigator.  He saw action in the Pacific Theater with the Third and Fifth Fleets.  In 1946 he was released from active duty under honorable conditions.

From there he went on to serve this nation in various capacities.  What you may not know about Leslie Lynch King Jr. is that when his mother married the other guy she apparently gave Leslie his name.  so while you may not know him by his birth name you surely have heard of him by the name we all know and that is Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., the 38th President of the United States, thus ends the history lesson for today.  Keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray well, who knew this one!!!  President Ford was a "surprise around every corner!".... 

Nov 10, 2017 04:50 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. I was clueless until the third paragraph and then I only had a scientific wild ass guess. Enjoy your day!

Nov 10, 2017 04:54 AM #2
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hello JD, that certainly is a strange tale. I wonder if his mother actually changed the birth certificate info as well.

Nov 10, 2017 04:55 AM #3
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morining James Dray 

Thank you for sharing your information with us.

Have a great day 11/10/2017.

Nov 10, 2017 04:56 AM #4
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Great stuff, James. I ways learn something when I get a minute to check in. You didn't disappoint today, or anyday for that matter. It's aways new and exciting info for a trivial kind of guy like me. Thank you.

Nov 10, 2017 05:24 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

In my opinion one of the better Presidents.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 10, 2017 05:33 AM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James.... and here is one I actually knew before you told me who that was! We could use another Gerald Ford type in our government today.

Nov 10, 2017 05:41 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I had a feeling that was where this stroy was going when you said they retired his number at UM.

Nov 10, 2017 05:46 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Jame - wow, I really did not know that history of Gerald Ford.

Nov 10, 2017 05:53 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. So sad that he didn't know who his father was until his 17th birthday. I saw Gerald Ford in Washington once and he was such a good guy.

Nov 10, 2017 06:00 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Who knew, you knew.  So glad you let us know.  Have a great weekend.  A

Nov 10, 2017 08:44 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I should ask my Michigan friend if he has heard of him, he is a big fan of Michigan football.

Nov 10, 2017 01:27 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James and loved this story. Hope you get to go out tomorrow to hit the little round ones. 

Nov 10, 2017 06:25 PM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow, I had no idea, needless to say I have no excuse for this lapse of or should I say lack of knowledge about the 38th President, Endre

Nov 10, 2017 10:47 PM #14
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much, James, for sharing this very interesting story.

Nov 11, 2017 05:37 AM #15
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great story, James! I never knew Gerald Ford had a step-father...or that he played ball for UofM. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 11, 2017 08:26 AM #16
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

I did not see this one coming. Thanks for sharing this bit of history. 

Nov 11, 2017 06:39 PM #17
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am glad you featured President Ford - he was a wonderful man - whom I knew personally - 

Nov 13, 2017 04:43 AM #18
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