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    Gerald Ford (2001)

    President Gerald Ford was honored for his courage in making a controversial decision of conscience to pardon former President Richard M. Nixon. On September 8, 1974, President Ford granted a “full, free and absolute pardon” to former President Nixon “for all offenses against the United States which he...has committed or may have committed or taken ...

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    2001 Winning Essay by Tyler Boersen

    Tyler Boersen, an 18-year old senior at Haslett High School in Haslett, Michigan, and Stephanie Dziczek, a 17-year old junior at Holmes High School in Covington, Kentucky, were honored by Caroline Kennedy and other members of President Kennedy’s family during a May 21, 2001 ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston for their...

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    Elizabeth Redenbaugh (2011)

    An active school volunteer for years, Elizabeth Redenbaugh was sworn in as a member of North Carolina’s New Hanover County school board in December 2008. A few months after she was elected, the school board began contemplating a redistricting plan that appeared likely to result in increased socioeconomic and racial segregation in Wilmington midd...

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    Kofi Annan (2002)

    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was honored for his political courage and diplomatic integrity amid controversy and conflict that has redefined the role of the United Nations worldwide. This award recognized his ongoing efforts in building a world response to combat international terrorism, negotiating peaceful resolutions in volatile global and ...

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    Joseph Darby (2005)

    In January 2004, while serving with the 372nd Military Police Company in Iraq, Joseph M. Darby, then an Army Specialist, anonymously turned in to Army investigators a fellow soldier's photographs depicting members of his unit taking part in the torture and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison. Darby's tip calling attention to the...

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    Charles Weltner (1991)

    Rather than "compromise with hate" and be forced to support the candidacy of Lester Maddox, an advocate of segregation, Congressman Charles Longstreet Weltner (D-Ga) placed principle above ambition and withdrew from his own race for re-election. Although his action cost him a third term in Congress, Weltner's willingness to risk everything for h...

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    Lowell Weicker, Jr. (1992)

    In 1991, after a careful, first-hand examination of his state's deteriorating fiscal condition, Governor Lowell Weicker of Connecticut shocked many residents of the state by proposing a first-time-ever personal income tax as part of his fiscal year 1992 budget package. He believed that for Connecticut to survive its worst financial crisis since the...

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    President Gerald Ford and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Named Recipients of 2001 Profile in Courage Award (May 5, 2001)
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    Boston: Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, who presided over the country’s recovery from what he called "our long national nightmare" and who made a controversial decision of conscience to pardon former President Richard M. Nixon, has been named the recipient of the 2001 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award .

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    President Gerald Ford and Congressman Lewis Receive 2001 Profile in Courage Award (May 21, 2001)
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    Boston – Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, who presided over the country’s recovery from what he called "our long national nightmare" and who made a controversial decision of conscience to pardon former President Richard M. Nixon, was today honored as the recipient of the 2001 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award at a ceremony at t...

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