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Sara Jane Moore Leaving Court

Sara Jane Moore, accused of trying to assassinate President Ford, shown above as…

January 15 – Would-be Gerald Ford presidential assassin Sara Jane Moore is sentenced to life in prison.


Sara Jane Moore mugshot from '75: tried to assassinate Ford, not unlike Squeaky Fromme, the Manson family member who tried it two weeks earlier. Moore fired two shots and Fromme fired none.


Seventeen days after the 1st assassination attempt on Gerald Ford; as he left the St. Francis Hotel in downtown San Francisco, Sara Jane Moore, standing in a crowd of onlookers across the street, pointed her .38-caliber revolver at him. Moore fired a single round but missed because the sights were off.


Learn more about Sara Jane Moore, who attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975, at

from SFGate

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Sept. 22, 1975: Ford reacts to a shot fired by Sara Jane Moore in front of the St. Francis Hotel, as Secret Service agents rush him into his armored limousine. Photo: Gary Fong, The Chronicle / SF