Wednesday, December 27, 2006
President Gerald Ford, Dead today at 93
Gerald Ford, the 38th and only unelected President of the United States, died today at the age of 93.
Ford fought several medical conditions over the course of 2006, including pneumonia and blockages in the arteries of his heart. He was in and out of the hospital throughout the year.
Ford lived longer than any other U.S. President.
Because of his intense love for solitude and privacy relative to other politicians, it is unlikely that we will witness the kind of outpouring of affection that usually accompanies the passing of a U.S. Commander in Chief. Ford was more comfortable carrying out the orders of others than giving the orders himself. That being said, he played an important part in U.S. history as he showed a steady hand in taking the reigns of the country after Watergate.
Our prayers go out to Betty and the rest of the family at the news of his passing.