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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Collection of some of the nation NEWS PAPER on Gerald Ford Passing

1913-2006: The former Michigan congressman who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon's scandal-shattered White House as the 38th president, the only unelected one in America's history, has died at 93.DETRIOT FREE PRESS

Gerald R. Ford, who as the 38th president of the United States helped restore the nation's political stability after the trauma of the Watergate scandal, has died, his widow, Betty, announced Tuesday night."My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, has passed away at 93 years of age," the former first lady said in a brief statement issued from her husband's office in Rancho Mirage. "His life was filled with love of God, his family and his country."L.A TIMES

Gerald R. Ford, the nation's first unelected vice president and then its first unelected president, has died, his wife, Betty, said late yesterday. He was 93.No cause of death was immediately announced.

Ford, who was the nation's oldest living former president, had been hospitalized at least four times this year -- in January for treatment of pneumonia; in July because of shortness of breath; in August, when he received a cardiac pacemaker and had angioplasty to increase blood flow; and in October, for more testing. THE BALTIMORE SUN

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., 93, who became the 38th president of the United States as a result of some of the most extraordinary events in U.S. history and sought to restore the nation's confidence in the basic institutions of government, has died. WASHINGTON POST
Gerald R. Ford, the nation's 38th president, has died.
He was 93.
"My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather has passed away at 93 years of age," Betty Ford said in a brief statement issued from her husband's office in Rancho Mirage, Calif., yesterday. "His life was filled with love of God, his family and his country." WASHINGTON TIMES

President led the nation after Watergate
Gerald R. Ford, 93, the 38th president of the United States and the only man ever to reach the White House without being elected to the presidency or vice presidency, has died, his wife, Betty, said last night in California. PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Gerald R. Ford's two hometowns mourned Wednesday for a former president who seemed as much a good neighbor as a world leader.

The two cities Ford called home — Grand Rapids, Mich., where he grew up and was elected to Congress, and the Palm Springs, Calif., suburb of Rancho Mirage, where he lived after leaving the White House — marked Ford's death at age 93 with subdued memorials.USA TODAY



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