Did you know Part 2?????
December 28, 2006 10:51am CST
Did you know that President Gerald Ford.... 1. was a member of the House of Representatives holding the Grand RapidsCongressional District seat from 1949-1973. 2.on 10-10-73, he was nominated to take the vice presidency after Agnew Resigned. 3.on 8-9-74, he assumed presidency after Nixon resigned. 4.immediately after taking the oath he went to the East room of the White House and delivered this speech: "I an acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president by your ballots, and so I ask you to comfirm me as your president with your prayers." 5.on 9-8-74, He gave Nixon a full and unconditional pardon for any crimes he may have committed while president saying, "it is an American tragedy in which we all played a part. It could go on and on and on or someone must wirte the end to it. I have concluded that only I can do that and if I can, I must." 6. He had 2 assassination attempts while president one on 9-5-75 in Sacramento, CA and one 17 days later in San Francisco, CA. 7. On 11-12-06 he became the longest living president. 8. he died at 93 years of age on 12-26-06 at 6:45pm PST at his home in Rancho Mirage, CA. Mrs Ford and their 3 sons were by his side when he died. Mrs Ford said a brief statement from her husband's office at the Rancho Mirage: "My family joins me in the sharing of difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather has passed away at the age of 93. His life was filled with love of God, his family, and his country." If you have anything you would like to add please post your responses.