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On August 9, 1974, Gerald R. Ford became the US President under unprecedented circumstances. Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency, and Vice President Spiro Agnew was previously removed from office due to legal troubles. Gerald Ford became the first to ever serve as US President without being elected US President or US Vice president. Prior to assuming Agnew’s duties on December 6, 1974, Ford was serving as a Representative for the State of Michigan and was nominated to be House Minority Leader.