Duly Noted

Ford Presidential Foundation releases oral histories

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation has released over 160 oral histories compiled from recent interviews of President Ford’s administration, family, and friends. The oral histories are available for researchers and the public to access and download from the Foundation’s website:  www.geraldrfordfoundation.org/centennial/oralhistory/ .
Gleaves Whitney, Director of Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, praised the Foundation’s oral history project. “The historical record of President Gerald R. Ford has been richly augmented by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation’s compilation of Richard Norton Smith's interviews with members of the Ford Administration and others closely associated with the former president. Grand Valley State University is pleased that the oral histories are being made available to historians, students, and the public so that we can better understand the extraordinary life and legacy of President Ford.”
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation fosters increased awareness of the life, career, values and legacy of America’s 38th President. 


Wilbur joins Varnum in Grand Rapids

Varnum welcomes attorney Katherine K. Wilbur to its Grand Rapids office. Wilbur is an associate practicing corporate and tax law. She focuses on issues relating to sales, corporate and partnership taxation.
Wilbur received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she received nine CALI awards for achieving the highest grade in a class. She received an LLM in taxation from Northwestern University School of Law and graduated with honors. She attended Hope College for her undergrad degree in Inter-
national Studies and Art History.
Wilbur’s experience includes researching and writing appellate briefs while clerking at Even & Franks PLLC in Muskegon. She also worked as a tax research assistant at Loyola University School of Law and served as an extern for Judge Ronald A. Guzman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and an intern in the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office.