Ex-president Ford, 93, dies
FORMER US President Gerald Ford, who was sworn into office after the Watergate scandal and later pardoned Richard Nixon, died at age 93, according to a statement from his widow yesterday.
‘‘My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, has passed away at 93 years of age,’’ Bette Ford said in a statement.
A former Republican congressman, Ford took office vowing ‘our long national nightmare is over’. He served for 2+ years with a style often mocked as bumbling until he lost the 1976 presidential election to Democrat Jimmy Carter.