On the Guest List
President and Mrs. Ford and King Hussein and Queen Alia greeted their guests before sitting down to dinner. Among those they shook hands with in the receiving line were heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali and actor Charlton Heston.
As usual at the Fords’ state dinners, the individuals invited to the White House represented diverse fields. Other guests included recently appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations William Scranton, CIA Director George Bush, fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, stock car racer Richard Petty, Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller, and Wellesley College President Barbara Newell.