Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford: On “National Nightmare”


When Gerald Ford took over the Presidency following President Nixon’s resignation, he famously said: “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Here Ford describes the thought and debate that went into this description. After much reflection and discussion with his wife, Betty, he kept it in and was, … Continue reading

Gerald Ford
President Ford’s Would-Be Assassin Speaks


Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “I definitely think that it was wrong. I think I was misled. I think I was mistaken. I think I made a serious error.” On September 22, 1975, Sara Jane Moore carried out an assassination attempt against U.S. … Continue reading

Betty Ford
Gerald and Betty Ford’s PostMortem Commemoration of Reagan

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In an interview with Larry King, former president and first lady, Gerald and Betty Ford, lament the death of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States. Betty Ford expresses empathy for her fellow former first lady, and describes Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s love story as “one of the … Continue reading

Gerald Ford
[Text] Suggestions If Gerald Ford Had Won Second Term


The White House Washington November 2, 1976 Memorandum For The President From: James E. Connor Attached is a set of materials prepared for the transition to your second administration. The first paper, entitled “Planning the Transition” identifies items you may wish to consider in order to ensure maximum flexibility in … Continue reading