The nation's former presidents are
remembering their late colleague as a selfless leader of strength
The first President Bush says Gerald Ford was "one of the most
decent and capable men" he ever met. A statement from former
President Clinton and his wife salutes Ford's "strength, integrity
and humility." And Jimmy Carter remembers Ford as a man who
"brought Americans together during a difficult chapter" -- the
years after Watergate.
Richard Nixon's daughter, Patricia Nixon Cox, says Ford was "a
good man" who led during "unique times." And she says her
father, who was pardoned by Ford, harbored "deep respect" for his
successor as "an honorable and dedicated public servant."
Former first lady Nancy Reagan is also paying tribute to Ford as
a president of "vast" accomplishments and devotion to his
Ford passed away last night at 93.