Gerald Ford, 1913-2006

Posted by: ST on December 27, 2006 at 9:40 am

Former President Gerald Ford, who took over Nixon’s presidency after Nixon resigned in disgrace and who also later pardoned Nixon, passed away yesterday. He was 93.

Lots of blogposts paying tribute to Ford can be found here.

Many thoughts and prayers are with the Ford family today.

RIP, Mr. President.

More: Captain Ed asks an age-old question: Should Ford have pardoned Nixon?

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6 Responses to “Gerald Ford, 1913-2006”


  1. Lorica says:

    God Bless you Mr. President, Farewell to you as you journey home to be with Him you loved you first. – Lorica

  2. Leslie says:

    I’ll miss President Ford. Yes, he was absolutely right to pardon Nixon. He had hoped to put the controversy in the past, but unfortunately he didn’t succeed.

    May he rest in peace.


  3. Tom TB says:

    I think it took courage for Gerald Ford to pardon Richard Nixon, knowing it would in all likelyhood end his political career, but the alternative would be to paralyze the government with a trial that would exasperate the divisions in our country at the time. R.I.P. to a real leader, who could put Country before self.

  4. chris says:

    Ford should have pardoned him and that will be his legacy. Well that an “WIN” (whip inflation now). And his stumble.

    Mark Belling was subbing for Limbaugh today and he had a real good observation. Ford also showed the world that we could remove one of our leaders transfer the power and the country would survive. Every 4 years we show the peaceful transfer of power and Nixon/Ford showed that the non elected transfer of power would be peaceful as well. Something a lot of countries cannot do…

  5. stackja says:

    Dems gave us Carter who gave us Iran today and the Taliban 9/11. So why the questions about Ford pardon of Nixon?