So Nixon's successor and the longest lived US President in history has died at the age of 93. Just about thirty four years to the day after the death of another long-lived US President, Harry Truman.
Whilst he was not the most popular US President (the only man never elected to either the Vice Presidency and the Presidency, having held both offices), Gerald Ford was liked as a person and well respected as an elder statesman. His wife founded the Betty Ford clinic.
Whilst many disagreed with his pardoning of Nixon (and it may have cost Ford the 1976 election), I think he did the right thing in so far as the office of Presidency was not tainted further and that Nixon had already been punished enough and was probably suffering from a mental breakdown during his last year in office. To move further against him may well have been an act of vindictive revenge in some people's eyes and not justice.