[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1997, Book I)] [March 10, 1997] [Page 276] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]
Statement on Senator Wendell H. Ford's Decision Not To Seek Reelection March 10, 1997 Senator Wendell Ford has served his home State of Kentucky with pride and distinction for four terms as a Member of the U.S. Senate. He has been a leader in the Democratic Party and a personal friend for many years. Senator Ford's tireless efforts as a veteran, businessman, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor before coming to Washington have earned him the admiration of all who know him. I will miss his leadership and advice on Capitol Hill but know that he will continue to find ways to improve the lives of the constituents he has served so well for so long. Kentucky and the Nation are better for his dedication and service. Hillary and I wish him, his wife, Jean, and their family well in the years to come.