Gerald R. Ford, 1913 - 2006



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Former first lady Betty Ford is joined by her children as she kneels by her husband's casket. The former president is to be buried in Michigan.
Former first lady Betty Ford is joined by her children as she kneels by her husband's casket. The former president is to be buried in Michigan.

In State Funeral, a Farewell to Ford

Former president, thrust into role by history rather than ambition, is taken home to Michigan for burial.


Analysis

Remembering a Leader And the Party That Was

Ford's honorary pallbearers symbolize continuity through four decades of GOP administrations.


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Sincerely, Gerald Ford (Post, November 30, 2007; Page C05)

A Final Return Home: Ex-President Is Laid to Rest in His Beloved Grand Rapids (Post, January 4, 2007; Page A03)

A Final Public Service By a Steadfast First Lady (Post, January 3, 2007; Page A09)

The Respectful Eyes of America (By Tom Shales, January 3, 2007; Page C01)

Warm Eulogies On a Windy Winter's Day (Post, January 3, 2007; Page A06)

Dispatches From Ford Funeral Services (Post, January 2, 2007; 4:04 PM)

Transcript: Remarks Delivered at Ford's Funeral at the National Cathedral (washingtonpost.com, January 2, 2007; 12:17 PM)

Closings for Today's National Day of Mourning (washingtonpost.com, January 2, 2007; 6:29 AM)

Current, Former Presidents Pay Their Respects to Ford: Predecessor's Farewell, Iraq Tally Start Year Grimly for Bush (Post, January 2, 2007; Page A03)

Solemn Faces on a Day of Revelry: Visitors to the Capitol Pause Holiday Plans to Mourn and Honor Ford (Post, January 1, 2007; Page B01)

A Solemn Homecoming: Modest Salutes Mark 38th President's Return to Washington (Post, December 31, 2006; Page A01)

Caught in Fate's Trajectory, Along With Gerald Ford (Post, December 31, 2006; Page D01)

'No Point In Being Bitter' (Bob Woodward and Christine Parthemore, December 31, 2006; Page B01)

Washington Sketch: At the Capitol, VIP Roll Call Has Many No-Shows (Post, December 31, 2006; Page A01)

Gerald R. Ford, 1913-2006: U.S. Capitol Rotunda Ceremony (washingtonpost.com, December 30, 2006; 7:53 PM)

Cortege Honors a Quiet Dignity: State Funeral To Forgo Pomp (Post, December 30, 2006; Page A09)

Washington Prepares for Farewell to Ford: Family Service in California Begins 6 Days of Mourning (Post, December 30, 2006; Page A01)

At Archives, A Sampling Of History On Display (Post, December 30, 2006; Page A08)

NYSE Joins Nasdaq, Will Close to Honor Ford (Post, December 30, 2006; Page D01)

Reflections On President Gerald R. Ford (washingtonpost.com, December 29, 2006; 10:29 AM)

Nixon and Ford Discuss a Democrat's Attack on FBI Director Hoover (washingtonpost.com, December 29, 2006; 9:03 AM)

Two Assassination Attempts: An Accountant, a Manson Devotee Remain in Prison for 1975 Attacks (Post, December 29, 2006; Page A19)

Ford, Nixon Sustained Friendship for Decades (Post, December 29, 2006; Page A01)

Post-Presidential Years: A Regular Guy Who Showed a Devotion to Local Causes (Post, December 29, 2006; Page A18)

Betty Ford, Again Putting On A Brave Face (Post, December 29, 2006; Page C01)

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