"I had to step back every now and then and remember that this wonderful man who was joining us at our Christmas parties or who spoke with us at his house, was among the giants of American history."
- Alan Lowe, former archivist of the Reagan Presidential Library and current executive director of the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy

"From humble beginnings, he rose to the highest office in the land, where he made a momentus impact on the world." - Alan Lowe, former archivist of the Reagan Presidential Library and current executive director of the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy

"I met him back in the 70's when he was governor of California. He was just an exceptional person and just charmed you to death." - Edward J. Boling, UT president emeritus

"The man has incredible charisma. When you are talking he looks at you like you are the only person in the room." - Ralph Gonzalez, professor of engineering and former President of Perceptics Corp.

"I remember his great sense of humor. He had a clear vision of what he believed and knew how to go about accompishing it." - Howard H. Baker, ambassador to Japan and chief of staff during the Reagan administration

"I think he was a very integrated person. It all fit together." - Howard H. Baker, ambassador to Japan and chief of staff during the Reagan administration