Sara Jane Moore Biography
(Woman Who Attempted to Assassinate US President Gerald Ford)
Birthday: February 15, 1930 (Aquarius)
Born In: Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Sara Jane Moore is an American woman who attempted to assassinate US President Gerald Ford in San Francisco in 1975. Born and raised in a family of humble origins, Moore’s early life was an ordinary one. A string of disastrous marriages and flitting careers saw her end up in San Francisco, where she grew attracted to the ideas of radical leftists in the San Francisco Bay area. After joining as a member of the radical underground, Moore also worked as a volunteer bookkeeper for People in Need and as a paid informant for the FBI. However, as her politics grew more intense, the need for change engulfed her and she decided to do something revolutionary. On September 22, 1975, Moore attempted to kill President Ford outside a San Francisco hotel while posing as a bystander. Her attempt to kill the president failed as the bullet narrowly missed the president, and Moore was immediately pinned down to the ground. Soon enough, she was put on trial and sentenced to prison. She attempted an escape in 1979 but was captured within hours. She resigned herself to a life in prison and worked as an accountant in the drapery factory. After serving her sentence for over 30 years, she was released on parole in 2007 and has since lived a quiet life.