Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006), 38th President of the United States (1974-1977) and, earlier, fortieth Vice President of the United States (1973-1974). In the Watchmen universe, he remains Vice President in 1986. A picture of Ford shaking hands with The Comedian is found in the murdered man's apartment by homicide detectives of the New York Police Department. Later, Ford accompanies President Richard M. Nixon (whom, in our world, he succeeded as President) to NORAD headquarters when a global nuclear war with the Soviet Union is looming. A comic nod to his clumsiness is shown as he stumbles out of Air Force Two.