A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION, Recognizing the achievements of President Gerald Ford.
    WHEREAS, Gerald Ford, the thirty-eighth President of the United States, was born on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska; and
    WHEREAS, as a young man, Gerald Ford was a Boy Scout and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout; and
    WHEREAS, Gerald Ford was an outstanding athlete in his adopted home town of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was an All-American football player at the University of Michigan in the 1930s; and
    WHEREAS, Gerald Ford earned a law degree from Yale University; and
    WHEREAS, Gerald Ford served his country admirably in the United States Navy during WWII; and
    WHEREAS, after WWII, Gerald Ford ran for Congress and served twenty-five consecutive years in the United States House of Representatives from 1949-1974; and
    WHEREAS, during his time in Congress, Gerald Ford served honorably on the Warren Commission, the official government investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; and
    WHEREAS, in 1974, Gerald Ford became President upon the resignation of Richard Nixon:
    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the Eighty-Eighth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, the Senate concurring therein, that the Legislature of South Dakota remembers that Gerald Ford served admirably, nobly, and honestly as President, restoring the people's trust in that office, and, that in this one hundredth year since the birth of Gerald Ford, does honor his memory and service to his nation and to his fellow man.

Adopted by the House of Representatives,

February 25, 2013

Concurred in by the Senate,
February 27, 2013


Brian Gosch
Speaker of the House  

Arlene Kvislen
Chief Clerk of the House  



Matt Michels
President of the Senate  

Jeannette Schipper
Secretary of the Senate