People, May 13, 1974

Betty Bloomer was not only a Powers model and a Martha Graham dancer before she married Gerald Ford in 1948; she had also been married. In 1942 Betty had wed a Grand Rapids neighbor, Furniture Salesman William Warren. Then in 1947, the couple were divorced on grounds of incompatibility, Betty being granted a token settlement of $1. A year later, she and Jerry Ford were married in a Grand Rapids church with the blessing of an Episcopal bishop. There has been no effort on her part, or on anyone else's, to conceal this historical...