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The Honorable James A. Baker, III, recalled former President Gerald Ford's leadership traits and actions during a recent event celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Gerald R. Ford Museum.

Baker's record of public service began in 1975 as undersecretary of commerce to President Ford.

President Ford was "a man with a true moral compass," Baker told the audience at the Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich. He added that the Ford was a model for leadership qualities:

"At his very core, Gerald Ford was a leader, one who was guided by a clear conscience and a dogged determination to see his country at its very best."

View video of Baker's Oct. 31, 2011, remarks below: