Jerald terHorst

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Jerald terHorst
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12th White House Press Secretary
In office
August 9, 1974 – September 9, 1974
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byRon Ziegler
Succeeded byRon Nessen
Personal details
Born
Jerald Franklin Terhorst

(1922-07-11)July 11, 1922
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
DiedMarch 31, 2010(2010-03-31) (aged 87)
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
Spouse(s)Louise Roth (1945–2009)
Children4
EducationMichigan State University
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (BA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service1943–1946
Battles/warsWorld War II

Jerald Franklin "Jerry" terHorst (July 11, 1922 – March 31, 2010) was an American journalist. He was the twelfth White House Press Secretary during the first month of Gerald Ford's presidency.[1] He resigned in protest of Ford's pardon of former President Richard Nixon.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Obituary, Washington Post, April 2, 2010.
  2. Weber, Bruce (April 1, 2010). "J. F. terHorst, Ford Press Secretary, Dies at 87". The New York Times.