President Ford's Pardon of Richard Nixon
Herbert Miller was personal attorney to President Nixon during the pardon negotiations. Benton Becker was counsel to Rep. Ford during the vice presidential confirmation. Robert Hartman was counselor to President Ford.
Participants in the events talked about President Ford’s decision to pardon Richard Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Topics included the possibility of a deal between Ford and Nixon, the pardon negotiations, and Nixon’s acceptance of the pardon. The program opened with a video clip of Dan Rather’s September 8, 1974, newscast that showed President Ford going to church and then his Oval Office address that evening granting the pardon. Also shown was Ken Gormley interviewing President Ford on September 8, 1999, at his presidential library in Grand Rapids. President Ford also accepted an honorary degree from Duquesne University Law School. After the panel, Steven Ford showed some slides as he spoke about the personality and private life of President Ford.
Herbert Miller was personal attorney to President Nixon during the pardon negotiations. Benton Becker was counsel to Rep. Ford during the vice presidential confirmation. Robert Hartman was counselor to President Ford. close
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Benton L. Becker Adjunct Professor University of Miami School of Law->Constitutional Law
Nicholas P. Cafardi Dean Duquesne University->School of Law
- Gerald R. Ford Jr. U.S. President (Former) [R] United States
Steven Ford Editor Raleigh News and Observer
Kenneth G. Gormley Professor Duquesne University->School of Law
Robert Hartman Counsel (Former) White House
Herbert J. Miller Jr. Assistant Attorney General (Former) Department of Justice->Criminal Division
John E. Murray Jr. President Duquesne University
Jerald F. TerHorst Press Secretary (Former) White House
- Duquesne University | School of LawDuquesne University | School of Law
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