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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

San Francisco's Attempted Ford Assassin Paroled At Age 77

Posted By on Tue, Jan 1, 2008 at 2:16 PM


After serving more than 30 years of a life sentence in the clink, would-be presidential assassin and -- oddly enough -- FBI informant Sara Jane Moore was sprung on parole yesterday at the ripe old age of 77. On Sept. 22 1975 Moore squeezed off a .38-caliber shot at Gerald Ford in front of the St. Francis Hotel but missed when a disabled ex-Marine grabbed her arm. Apparently Ford was not popular with California radicals at the time, as Moore's attempt on his life was the second in three weeks. The above photo shows the president "wincing" at the sound of the shot.

Photo courtesy/Ford Presidential Library

-- Brian Bernbaum

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