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Sara Jane Moore
Sarah Jane Moore (born 1930 in Charleston, WV) unsuccessfully tried to assassinate US President Gerald Ford on September 22, 1975 outside the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. A former nursing school student, Women's Army Corps recruit and accountant, Moore had had five husbands and four children before she turned to revolutionary politics while in her forties. She was recruited as an informant by the FBI to gain information on the Patty Hearst kidnappers, but her cover was blown. In order to reconnect with her radical friends, she attempted to shoot President Ford, only 17 days after Lynette Fromme. Ford was saved by bystander Oliver Sipple.
- "There comes a point when the only way you can make a statement is to pick up a gun."
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