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December 6, 1973 : Gerald Ford Becomes First Non-Elected Vice-President

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Gerald R. Ford is nominated to the vice presidency.

Selected by President Richard Nixon on October 12, 1973 to replace Spiro Agnew, who resigned the vice presidency amidst scandal, Congressman Gerald Ford of Michigan found quick and easy support among his colleagues on Capitol Hill. Ford was sworn in on December 6, 1973. 

For more information, see Sarah Pruitt, "9 Things You May Not Know About Gerald Ford", History.com, July 12, 2013

 

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