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President Gerald Ford (1913-2006)

Posted by Mike on December 27, 2006

Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, passed away last night at the age of 93. He was the longest living President in American history.

America has lost a great statesman. Both as President and as an ordinary citizen, Gerald Ford always did what he thought was right. As President, Ford’s most noteworthy act was his decision to pardon his disgraced predecessor, Richard Nixon. This decision was unpopular at the time; however, members of both political parties later recognized that Ford’s decision helped the nation’s healing process after Watergate.

Although he served honorably as Commander in Chief, Gerald Ford will mainly be remembered for his character. He was the model ex-president. He never descended into the political gutter. He never attempted to undermine a successor in an attempt to bolster his own legacy. He always did whatever he could to serve his country. He always carried himself with the dignity expected of a former president. Most importantly, he was simply a good man.

Gerald Ford will be missed. Rest in peace Mr. President.

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