Tags: Betty Ford | Bushes

Former Bush Presidents Remember Betty Ford

Friday, 08 Jul 2011 10:10 PM

 

DALLAS (AP) — Former President George Bush called the late Betty Ford a great friend and courageous first lady.

Bush, the 41st president, and his wife, Barbara, issued a statement from Kennebunkport, Maine, on Friday after Ford died at age 93.

Ford overcame drug and alcohol addiction and was the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center.

The elder Bush said the Ford Center has helped change the lives of thousands of people and will be "her lasting legacy of care and concern."

Former President George W. Bush, the 43rd president, said Ford made countless contributions to the country and was courageous in calling attention to breast cancer and substance abuse. Bush said he and his wife, Laura, were deeply saddened by Ford's death.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Toddler Wounds Both Parents with 1 Shot from Handgun

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 09:09 AM

Authorities say a 3-year-old boy got ahold of a handgun from his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded bot . . .

Obama Budget Proposes $478 Billion Public Works Programs

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 08:34 AM

President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge . . .

Arizona's Sheriff Joe Picks Patriots; Inmates to Get Popcorn

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 23:21 PM

The Arizona lawman who bills himself as America's toughest sheriff predicts the New England Patriots will win the Supe . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved