Back on track, set to graduate and then shot dead

On the campaign tracks

President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford, along with U.S. Sen Charles Percy, left, and Illinois Gov. James Thompson, right, wave from the rear platform of the "Honest Abe" campaign train in Bloomington, Ill., during Ford's whistle-stop campaign across Illinois on Oct. 16, 1976.
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