Gerald R. Ford = 38th President of the United States 1974-1977. President Ford did an outstanding job trying to heal this country after the tragedies of Vietnam & Watergate. Considering the terrible mess that he inherited from Richard Nixon when he assumed office on 8-9-74 - he has to be congratulated for having done such a great job.
President Ford quiet demeanor was a refreshing contrast to the personalities of his immediate predecessors Richard M. Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson. His common sense moderate approach to government will be treated better and better as time passes and history proves that he was right.
President Ford spared the country years of anquish & trial with his courageous and correct decision to pardon Richard M. Nixon - history has proven that he was right in making that decision. The country was able to - finally - move on and put the terrible Watergate mess behind us.
President Ford was presented with the Profiles in Courage award by Senator Edward M. Kennedy & Caroline Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston back in May 2001 -- for his courage to put the best interests of the country first - before his own political interests -in granting the pardon to Richard M. Nixon. History has now proven that President Ford was totally correct in issuing the pardon to end the Watergate mess & tragedy that was tearing our nation apart during 1973 & 1974.
Gerald R. Ford represents what a Republican should be - moderate on social domestic issues, conservative on fiscal issues and a strong internationalist on foreign policy.
History will continue to treat President Gerald R. Ford better and better - as it should. President Gerald R. Ford is a wonderful human being - a very decent and honorable person.
President Gerald R. Ford was presented with the Profiles in Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in May 2001 by Senator Edward M. Kennedy for his courage in granting the pardon to Richard M. Nixon - thus ending the Watergate tragedy that was ripping the nation apart back in 1974.
Gerald Ford's quiet demeanor and steady leadership will be remembered with tremendous respect.
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