Among a multitude of other assignments, David Hume Kennerly was Chief Official White House Photographer for Gerald Ford. In 1973 Kennerly had photographed the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew and the selection of Gerald Ford as Agnew’s replacement. Kennerly’s first Time cover was of Congressman Ford, and it was also Ford’s first appearance on the front of Time. That session with Ford led Kennerly to a close personal relationship with him and his family. After Richard Nixon resigned the presidency on August 9, 1974, the new president selected him to be his official photographer. Read more (Wikipedia).
One of David’s last acts in that role, he reminded us recently, was to arrange the Karsh sitting with Gerald and Betty Ford, on January 6, 1977; David sent us two frames of Mr. Karsh in action that day at the White House.