#13 – Confirmation of Nelson Rockefeller as Vice President
December 19, 1974
Following a vote of 287-128, the United States House of Representatives confirms President Gerald R. Ford’s selection of Nelson Rockefeller as the 41st Vice President of the United States. Rockefeller is only the second person to ever be appointed Vice President under the 25th Amendment (President Ford being the first). Relying on Vice President Rockefeller’s experience as former governor of New York, President Ford appoints him chair of multiple committees including the Commission on the Organization of Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy and the Commission on CIA Activities within the United States.