James M. Cannon Research Interviews and Notes. 1989 - 1994. Transcripts of James Cannon's Interviews with Gerald Ford and Family and Related Research Materials. 1989 - 1994. Ford, Gerald - Interview, 4/26/90

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James M. Cannon Research Interviews and Notes. 1989 - 1994. Transcripts of James Cannon's Interviews with Gerald Ford and Family and Related Research Materials. 1989 - 1994. Ford, Gerald - Interview, 4/26/90

1926-1974

This file unit contains a transcript of an interview James Cannon conducted with Gerald R. Ford regarding personal traits such as tolerance or his temper; South High School; retirement plans in 1972; Spiro Agnew’s resignation as Vice President; Melvin Laird and the nomination as Vice President; Andrew Goodpaster; vice presidency and staff members Robert Hartmann, John Marsh, Philip Buchen and L. William Seidman; Watergate; Henry Kissinger; Brent Scowcroft; Bryce Harlow; Al Haig; Nixon pardon, and Ford's service aboard the U.S.S. Monterey in World War II.

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