How did Rockefeller become vice president?

How did Rockefeller become vice president?

After unsuccessfully seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 1960, 1964, and 1968, Rockefeller was appointed vice president of the United States under President Gerald Ford, who ascended to the presidency following the August 1974 resignation of Richard Nixon.

Is Spiro Agnew still alive?

Deceased (1918–1996)
Spiro Agnew/Living or Deceased

Who was vice president under Richard Nixon?

Spiro Agnew1969–1973
Gerald Ford1973–1974
Richard Nixon/Vice presidents

Who became vice president when Ford took office?


The Ford Cabinet
Office Name
Vice President
Nelson Rockefeller 1974–1977
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

Who was George HW Bush VP under?

Dan Quayle1989–1993
George H. W. Bush/Vice presidents

Was Spiro Agnew Greek?

Agnew was born in Baltimore to a Greek immigrant-father and an American mother. He attended Johns Hopkins University, and graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He worked as an aide to U.S. Representative James Devereux before he was appointed to the Baltimore County Board of Zoning Appeals in 1957.

How old is Spiro Agnew?

77 years (1918–1996)
Spiro Agnew/Age at death

What did Spiro Agnew do?

Agnew took kickbacks from contractors during his time as Baltimore County Executive and Governor of Maryland. After months of maintaining his innocence, Agnew pleaded no contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion and resigned from office. Nixon replaced him with House Republican leader Gerald Ford.

Did Spiro Agnew serve time?

But in 1973, it became clear that Agnew had been very corrupt in his career as governor and was facing several felony charges. He cut a plea deal and narrowly got out of having to serve a long time in prison.

How is a vice president confirmed?

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

When did George HW Bush become vice president?

George H. W. Bush
Succeeded by Bill Clinton
43rd Vice President of the United States
In office January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
President Ronald Reagan