Who was the only U.S. President that was never elected as either President or Vice President?
-Lyndon B. Johnson
Answer: Gerald Ford was the Vice President of the United States, serving from 1973 to 1974, and the 38th President of the United States serving from 1974 to 1977. As the House Minority Leader, Ford was appointed Vice President following the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew, who pleaded no contest to tax evasion. Ford then went on to become President on this day in 1974 following the resignation of Richard M. Nixon. To this day, Gerald Ford remains the only President of the United States who was never elected President nor Vice-President by the Electoral College.
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977.
Born: July 14, 1913, Omaha, NE
Died: December 26, 2006, Rancho Mirage, CA
Presidential term: August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977
Vice president: Nelson Rockefeller (1974–1977)
Party: Republican Party