Today in Michigan History

October 12, 1973

Gerald R. Ford was nominated to the vice presidency.

Selected by President Richard Nixon 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.

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