SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JOHN PAUL STEVENS TO VISIT GRAND RAPIDS FOR DISCUSSION ABOUT GERALD R. FORD’S CONSTITUTIONAL LEGACY Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum, National Constitution Center, The Economic Club of Grand Rapids to sponsor panels and luncheon event.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 15, 2014 -The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum will host events focusing on President Gerald R. Ford's Constitutional Legacy and the 40th Anniversary of the Richard Nixon pardon on October 20 at both the Museum and JW Marriott Hotel. Events include two panel discussions and a discussion with the Honorable John Paul Stevens, retired Justice of the United States Supreme Court during the Economic Club of Grand Rapids' luncheon.

The panel will feature President and CEO of the National Constitution Center Jeff Rosen as moderator for the discussion. Esteemed experts for the luncheon include Stevens, who was appointed by President Ford; The Honorable Paul O'Neill, former secretary of the treasury under President Ford; and Benton Becker, who served as special counsel to President Ford.

Editor's Note: Secretary Paul O'Neill, Professor Benton Becker, and Steve Ford, President Ford's son, will be available for media interviews.

WHAT: Gerald R. Ford Foundation and Museum's events including panels and a luncheon focusing on President Gerald. R Ford's Constitutional Legacy and the 40th Anniversary of the Richard Nixon Pardon.

WHERE:
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

and

JW Marriott Hotel - International Ballroom
235 Louis St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

8:15 a.m. Media interview opportunity


8:30 a.m. Panel 1-President Ford and The Rule of Law at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

9:45 a.m. Media interview opportunity

10 a.m. Panel 2-President Ford and the Pardon of Richard Nixon at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

Noon The Economic Club of Grand Rapids luncheon-Our Constitution Works: President Ford's Date with Destiny at JW Marriott Hotel.

1:30 p.m. Media interview opportunity

OTHER: The Economic Club luncheon is reserved for members only. Reservations for the Panels may be made by calling the Foundation at 616-254-0396.

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About Gerald R. Ford Foundation
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation fosters increased awareness of the life, career, values, and legacy of America's 38th President. It does so through activities designed to promote the high ideals of integrity, honesty, and candor that defined President Ford's extraordinary career of public service. The Foundation promotes the ideas, values, commitment to public service and historical legacy of President Gerald R. Ford and further promotes greater civic engagement and recognition of integrity wherever it exists in the public arena. It supports permanent and changing exhibits designed to promote historical literacy; conferences; educational outreach and other programs, both scholarly and popular, including at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.