"Ford is a looker -- handsome, slim, with striking green eyes and chiseled features. He hasn't posed for GQ, but he could. The congressman who now represents Tennessee's 9th district is of a different sort -- a head like a melon, a deeply receding hairline, a forehead that domes back about a mile, and little twinkling glasses. He is a jumpy character, at times dancing to music in the apartment.
But there is order around him. Four pairs of black and brown shoes -- loafers, mostly -- are lined up by his chair with a Gucci shoehorn. 'This is where I wake up,' he says, reclining in his chair. 'This is where I put on my shoes.'"
In 1974 Michigan congressman John Conyers voted articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon on the House Judiciary Committee. Now chairman of Judiciary, he'll be in Memphis Thursday night at the behest of committee member Steve Cohen, a longtime Conyers admirer.