Photo courtesy of Gerald R. Ford Library ~ President and Mrs. Ford
hug each other in the Oval Office, December 6, 1974
"On August 9, 1974, he stepped into the presidency without ever having sought the office. He assumed power in a period of great division and turmoil. For a nation that needed healing and for an office that needed a calm and steady hand, Gerald Ford came along when we needed him most."
~ President George W. Bush, January 2, 2007