A former Justice Department attorney, Becker served as counsel to Congressman Ford on the occasion of his House and Senate confirmation hearings for the Office of Vice President, under the then-recently ratified provisions of the 25th amendment. Becker served as a personal counsel to President Ford during the weeks preceding the swearing-in and the presidential transition that followed. In that capacity he made several recommendations for the disposition of President Nixon's papers and was integral in stopping their destruction or shipment to San Clemente.
View Benton Becker's newsletter article about the first day of the Ford presidency (PDF File - 407K)
View the text of President Ford's swearing-in remarks (and listen to a sound bite)
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