Telegraph & Argus Friday, August 9, 1974:

Richard Nixon had become the first United States president to resign from office, after a whole host of criminal activities in particular the Watergate scandal, which had cost him his Presidency. Nixon an American politician served from 1969 to 1974 as the 37th President of the United States, succeeded by Gerald Ford. Resigning, instead of waiting to be tried, was just another calculated move by the Senate as he was entitled to a pension of $60,000 and $96,000 a year staff salary. The only remaining question for Mr. Ford as he prepared to take the oath of office was his choice of Vice-President.

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