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James Dobson
Focus on the Family Founder and Chairman James Dobson exits the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 1, 2008, after participating in a ceremony honoring the National Day of Prayer. |

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“I knew him as one of the most kind and generous men I have known. I met him when he was vice president under President Ronald Reagan. Bush invited me to his office in the Eisenhower Building, May 1988. One month later, my mother died suddenly. Despite our casual acquaintance, the vice president took the time to write me a personal letter of consolation at our loss. That grew into a casual friendship. …

“When he was nominated by his party in 1992, he called for America to be a ‘softer, gentler nation.’ There can be no better words with which to characterize this good man. He genuinely cared about people and led our nation through perilous times,” added Dobson, founder and president of Family Talk and the James Dobson Family Institute.

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