The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum will commemorate the 40th anniversary of President Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 by hosting a symposium focusing on President Ford's constitutional legacy at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids.
The symposium, co-hosted by the National Constitution Center and the Economic Club of Grand Rapids, will present two panel discussions featuring such noted public figures as retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeff Rosen, former United States Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill, Benton Becker, who served as special counsel to President Ford, and Steve Ford, President Ford's son.
The first panel discussion will focus on "President Ford and the Rule of Law." The second panel discussion will focus on "President Ford and the Pardon of Richard Nixon.
The panel discussions will be open to the public, but reservations are required to attend them.
A lunch at the JW Marriott Hotel will take place after the discussions, but it is only available to members of the Economic Club of Grand Rapids.
Posted by Samantha Meinke