Thursday, December 28, 2006
TEXANS REACT TO PRESIDENT FORD'S DEATH
"President Ford was a calming, dignified voice of leadership during a turbulent time in the history of our country. His tenure as President was extraordinary and his lifetime of public service to our country in the United States Navy and in Congress was admirable and worthy of the respect of all Americans. "
GOV. RICK PERRY
"Today our country mourns the loss of the 38th President of the United States. I extend my sympathy to his family and loved ones. Gerald Ford's long career was dedicated to public service, and his Presidency and many years in Congress are a testament to that service. We're grateful to President Ford for his calming voice that brought unity during a difficult period in our nation's history"
U.S. SEN. JOHN CORNYN
"I join all Americans in mourning the passing of a great man and a fine president. At a time America needed it most, Gerald Ford gave us a steady hand and helped restore faith in our system of government. We are a stronger nation thanks to President Ford's service. President Ford's dedication and devotion to public service has long been an inspiration to all Americans and I believe will be his greatest legacy to future generations. "
LT. GOV. DAVID DEWHURST
"President Gerald Ford led our nation with great humility and courage during a very trying time in our history. His commitment to public service and love of this country was an example for all. His leadership will be missed"
chairman of the
Republican Party of Texas