Gerald R. Ford's life in photos
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On Sept. 8, 1974, Ford read a proclamation in the White House granting former President Richard Nixon 'a full, free and absolute pardon' for all 'offenses against the United States' during the period of his presidency. The pardon caused Ford's popularity to drop from 71 percent to 49 percent.
On Sept. 8, 1974, Ford read a proclamation in the White House granting former President Richard Nixon "a full, free and absolute pardon" for all "offenses against the United States" during the period of his presidency. The pardon caused Ford's popularity to drop from 71 percent to 49 percent.
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