Tuesday, December 26, 2006

President Gerald Ford; 1913-2006

via CBS:
Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon's scandal-shattered White House as the 38th and only unelected president in America's history, has died, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93.

"My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather has passed away at 93 years of age," Mrs. Ford said in a brief statement issued from her husband's office in Rancho Mirage. "His life was filled with love of God, his family and his country."
His presidency was at an awkward time, but he carried the country admirably.

A small bit of trivia, he was the last surviving member of the Warren Commission tasked with the investigation of the John F Kennedy Assassination.

Thank you, President Ford, for your service. May you rest in peace.


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