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Wednesday, December 27, 2006
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via the NYT: Gerald Ford, 38th President, Dies at 93

He was 93, making him the longest living former president, surpassing Ronald Reagan, who died in 2004, by just over a month.

The statement did not give a cause, place or time of death, but Mr. Ford, the 38th president, had been in and out of the hospital since January 2006 when he suffered pneumonia, most recently in October at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., for medical tests. He returned to his home in Rancho Mirage after five days of hospitalization.

He was the accidental president, and may be remembered more for Saturday Night Live jokes at his expense than anything he did in office, except the pardoning of Richard Nixon.

He appeared to me to be an honorable man who tried to do the best he could with the situation he found himself him.

May he rest in peace.

OTB has the definitive round-up on the President’s passing.

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