Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Gerald Ford: 1913-2006
Former President of the United States Gerald Ford passed away this evening. Ford was was 38th President of the United States and was the only President not to be elected to national office. He was appointed vice president after the resignation of Spiro Agnew by President Richard Nixon and became president after President Nixon's resignation in August of 1974. His presidency lasted only 895 days and is best remembered for the pardon of President Nixon, an unpopular move at the time that probably cost him the election in 1976 but history shows that the pardon was the right thing to do as it allowed the country to move forward. Ford restored honesty and integrity to the White House and brought the Nation back together after the embarrassment of Watergate. On a personal note the President of the United States on the day that I was born (January 10, 1977) was Gerald Ford.
Information from AP report on President Ford's passing was used for this post