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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

President Gerald Ford 1913-2006

By now, you've undoubtedly heard that the former President has passed on to his reward.
Here is a press release by President George W Bush:

Laura and I are greatly saddened by the passing of former
President Gerald R. Ford.
President Ford was a great American who gave many
years of dedicated service to our country. On Aug. 9, 1974, after a long career
in the House of Representatives and service as vice president, he assumed the
presidency in an hour of national turmoil and division. With his quiet
integrity, commonsense and kind instincts, President Ford helped heal our land
and restore public confidence in the presidency.
The American people will
always admire Gerald Ford's devotion to duty, his personal character and the
honorable conduct of his administration. We mourn the loss of such a leader, and
our 38th president will always have a special place in our nation's memory. On
behalf of all Americans, Laura and I offer our deepest sympathies to Betty Ford
and all of President Ford's family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with them
in the hours and days ahead.

And here is a pretty good summary of his life, which is probably time-sensitive, and will be taken down soon.

More information may be found at The Ford Presidential Library