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When vice-president Gerald Ford became president due to the resignation of President Nixon, Ford, acting in accordance to the procedure for filling a vacancy in the vice-presidency, nominated Rockefeller for the position and Congress confirmed the appointment.

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Nixon resigned as president, making Vice-president Ford the president and creating a vacancy in the office of vice-president, In accordance with the 25th amendment, Ford nominated Rockefeller for vice-president and the Congress confirmed his appointment. Rockefeller had been a popular governor of New York and a leader in the Republican party for many years,

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Under Section two of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Rockefeller was nominated by President Gerald Ford, and confirmed by both houses of Congress, in 1974.

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