December 27, 2006
Yale Law School Mourns Former President Gerald Ford '41
Yale Law School mourns the passing of former President Gerald Ford '41.
"Chance thrust upon Gerald Ford a succession of crucial historic roles—President, Vice President, House Minority Leader, and member of the Warren Commission. He answered each of those challenges with courage and humility,” Dean Harold Hongju Koh said, adding, “He leaves behind enduring accomplishments, including a nation healed, the Helsinki Accords, landmark post-Watergate legislation, and the historic appointments of Attorney General Edward Levi and Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. History, and his alma mater, will long honor his memory."
President Ford was presented with the Yale Law School Association’s Award of Merit in 1979. His portrait hangs in the Law School.