Monday, October 20, 2014 – Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Downtown Grand Rapids

303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

The first use of the 25th Amendment occurred in 1973 when President Richard Nixon nominated Congressman Gerald R. Ford of Michigan to fill the vacancy left by Vice President Spiro Agnew’s resignation. In less than a year, the 25th Amendment would be used again. This time, Vice President Ford became President after Richard Nixon resigned, and he nominated Nelson Rockefeller to fill the Vice Presidential vacancy left by him. We invited guests to learn more about this important period in history by joining us for panel discussions at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Monday, October 20, 2014.

Panel # 1 – 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. – Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
“President Ford & The Rule of Law”
Emcee: Hank Meijer, Vice Chairman, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
Moderator: Jeff Rosen, President & CEO, National Constitution Center
Panelist: Judge Mark Wolfe
Panelist: Professor Mike Gerhardt

Panel # 2 – 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. – Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
“President Ford and the Pardon of Richard Nixon”
Emcee: Hank Meijer, Vice Chairman, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
Moderator: Dean Ken Gormley, Duquesne University Law School
Panelist: Professor Benton Becker
Panelist: The Honorable John Logie
Panelist: The Honorable Jill Wine-Banks

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