Nov. 27: Gerald Ford Confirmed as Vice President

By Enjoli Francis

Nov 27, 2011 8:00am
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On this day in 1973, a Senate vote confirmed Gerald Ford as vice president after Spiro Agnew resigned to avoid being indicted for allegedly accepting bribes. Ford was the first vice president to be selected under the terms of the 25th Amendment. In August of 1974, after President Nixon resigned too, Ford took the oath of office and became the 38th president of the U.S.

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