Gregory D. Willard
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Trustee

June 7, 2005 through Present
Served as Secretary from 2006-2014

Greg Willard is an attorney and an adjunct professor of law at St. Louis University School of Law. A native of Pittsfield, Illinois, he graduated from Westminster College (B.A. summa cum laude) and the University of Illinois College of Law (J.D. cum laude), and studied as an undergraduate at Oxford University and the London School of Economics.

Greg served as White House Staff Assistant to President Gerald R. Ford and thereafter as President Ford’s personal aide. He later served as President and Mrs. Ford’s attorney and was President and Mrs. Ford and the Ford Family’s personal representative for President Ford’s State Funeral, responsible for overall planning and conduct of the State Funeral. He is a Trustee of the President Gerald R. Ford Historical Legacy Trust and was Co-Chairman of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Commissioning Committee.

For over twenty-five consecutive years, Greg has been recognized by the Best Lawyers In America for his financial restructuring and creditors rights practice. In the law school classroom, he teaches a constitutional law course on presidential powers. Greg has served on the board of directors of the Foundation for Education of Special Children and on the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Development Board.

Read Oral History Interview with Greg Willard

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Ship Sponsor Luncheon (July 21, 2017)
(remarks begin at 00:20 of video)

President Gerald R. Ford and Greg Willard review materials during a late evening briefing. (Photo courtesy Office of President Gerald R. Ford – 1977)

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