|Source:CBS News- Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller (Republican, New York) being sworn in as Vice President of the United States, in December of 1974.|
"Nelson Rockefeller swearing in ceremony as the 41st Vice President. Nelson Rockefeller swearing in ceremony and remarks"
Source:Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum
New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller being sworn in as Vice President of the United States, in December of 1974, at the U.S. Senate. After the House of Representative and Senate approved President Gerald R. Ford's nomination of Governor Rockefeller as Vice President, he was sworn in as Vice President at the Senate.
|Source:CBS News- Governor Nelson Rockefeller (Republican, New York) being sworn in as Vice President of the United States, December, 1974.||l|
I'm not sure we've ever had a more qualified nominee for Vice President of the United States. And you might be thinking, "that is not saying much", (and perhaps with stronger language) but the fact is we've had very qualified Vice President's including the current one in Joe Biden.
Vice President Biden's predecessor Dick Cheney whatever you think of him was a very qualified Vice President. And in a lot of cases served especially during the crisis of 9/11, served President Bush and the country very well. George H.W. Bush was a very qualified Vice President for President Reagan and you can go down the line.
Nelson Rockefeller was a very successful businessman running a couple of companies. Including Rockefeller Center in New York and the International Basic Economy Corporation. He was Assistant Secretary of State for American Affairs. Governor of New York for fourteen years from 1959-73. And all of these things happening before becoming Vice President of the United States. With the resume that Nelson Rockefeller had and that he and President Gerald Ford were fairly similar when it came to social and foreign policy, you would've think that President Ford would've used Vice President Rockefeller as his Chief Counsel and perhaps even Chief Operating Officer. But apparently that didn't happen.
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