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Gerald Ford's path to the White House

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On this day in 1974, Gerald R. Ford became president of the United States. It happened one day after the resignation of Richard Nixon.

Ford was the only president who was a non-elected vice president and a non-elected president. He became Nixon's second vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew in 1973.

Ford pardoned Nixon, citing a desire to put the past behind for the sake of the country.