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Jeffrey Rosen “Constitution Day 2019”

Jeffrey Rosen “Constitution Day 2019”

The Hauenstein Center welcomed Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center, as he shared his insights into the future of the Constitution and the Supreme Court in our increasingly challenged democracy

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Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony 2019

Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony 2019

The Foundation hosted the annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of President Gerald R. Ford, marking the 106th anniversary of his birth, with remarks by USS Gerald R. Ford crew member LTJG Nick Spaleny from Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Betty Ford street-naming at Grand Rapids Airport

Betty Ford street-naming at Grand Rapids Airport

In honor of former First Lady Betty Ford, the Grand Rapids International Airport named a road on the airport’s ground, Betty Ford Drive, following a naming contest in which airport employees submitted the winning selection, ‘Betty Ford’

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2019 Foundation Annual Dinner

2019 Foundation Annual Dinner

The Ford Family was joined by Trustees, Ford Administration Alumni, and ‘Friends of Ford’ for the Annual Dinner where former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill was presented with the Medal for Distinguished Public Service, and Prizes for Distinguished Reporting were also awarded

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Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Reporting in 2018

Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Reporting in 2018

The 32nd Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Distinguished reporting in 2018 were presented by Trustee Carla A. Hills at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner, with Molly Ball, Jenna McLaughlin, and Zach Dorfman receiving recognition for their work

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Medal for Distinguished Public Service 2019

Medal for Distinguished Public Service 2019

Former Secretary of the Treasury Paul H. O’Neill is the 2019 Recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service which was presented to him by Carla A. Hills and Mike Ford at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner in Washington, D.C.

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2019 America’s First Ladies Luncheon

2019 America’s First Ladies Luncheon

The 2019 “America’s First Ladies” luncheon, with special guests Anita McBride, Tina Tchen, Chef Roland Mesnier, Stewart McLaurin, and Martha Reeves, commemorated Mrs. Betty Ford’s 101st birthday and highlighted the enduring legacy of one of America’s most beloved First Ladies

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David Priess “How to Get Rid of a President” (April 30, 2019)

David Priess “How to Get Rid of a President” (April 30, 2019)

Author and former CIA intelligence officer David Priess presented a lecture on his book “How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives” at the Library, which was a follow up event to the previous night’s presentation at the Museum

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Amb. Carla A. Hills “Why Trade Matters”

Amb. Carla A. Hills “Why Trade Matters”

Ambassador Carla A. Hills, President Gerald R. Ford’s U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, presented a lecture on “Why Trade Matters” at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan to a overflow capacity audience

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