Former U.S. President Gerald Ford and former first lady Betty Ford sit and listen to the first speeches at the Aug. 19 session of the 1992 Republican National Convention. Ford was scheduled to address the delegates the next day.
Then-President Bill Clinton, left, gets some advice on how to play the Country Club of the Rockies golf course from former president Gerald Ford Aug. 14, 1993, in Beaver Creek, Colo., as the two teed off for a round of golf.
Surrounded by three former U.S. Presidents, including Gerald Ford, back left, and congressional leaders, then-President Bill Clinton signs side agreements to the North American Free Trade Agreement Sept. 14, 1993, in Washington, D.C.
President Bill Clinton, right, presents former President Gerald Ford with the Presidential Medal of Freedom accompanied by First Lady Hillary Clinton in the East Room of the White House Aug. 11, 1999, in Washington, D.C. The Presidential Medal of Freedom was established by President John F. Kennedy by Executive Order in February 1963 as the highest civilian award bestowed by the United States government.
Former U.S. President Gerald Ford is shown Jan. 17, 2003, in Indian Wells, Calif. Ford, the nation's oldest living former president, has been hospitalized repeatedly in 2006.
Former President Gerald R. Ford cuts his birthday cake while his daughter, Susan Ford Bales, watches at the Gerald Ford Museum July 30, 2003, in Grand Rapids, Mich. The former president was celebrating his 90th birthday.
Former President Gerald Ford listens to the mass at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church during a memorial service and tribute to the late U.S. entertainer Bob Hope in Los Angeles Aug. 27, 2003.
Former President Gerald Ford and his wife Betty walk off the 18th green after the final round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at PGA West on Jan. 25, 2004, in La Quinta, Calif.
Former President Gerald Ford, second row, third from right, joins President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush, and former presidents George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, during the State Funeral for former President Ronald Reagan at the National Cathedral June 11, 2004, in Washington D.C.
Former President Gerald Ford applauds during the final round of the Bob Hope Classic at the PGA West Palmer Course on Jan. 30, 2005, in La Quinta, Calif.
Former President Gerald Ford smiles while posing for a photo outside of his residence following a courtsey call by President George W. Bush, April 23, 2006, in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Then California Governor Ronald Reagan laughs at something said by Vice President Gerald Ford during a luncheon, April 21, 1974. Both men would go on to become presidents of the United States. On Nov. 12, 2006, Ford surpassed Reagan to become the longest-living U.S. president at age 93.