The 1974 United States elections were held on November 5. The elections occurred in the wake of the Watergate scandal and three months into term of Republican President Gerald Ford. Democrats expanded their majorities in both houses of Congress. 1974 United States elections. Midterm elections.
The confirmation hearings for Rockefeller lasted for months, but Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st Vice President of the United States on December 19, 1974. Due to the pressure on Ford by the party conservatives, Rockefeller was ultimately passed over for the 1976 ticket, and Ford instead chose Bob Dole as his running mate.
August 20 – President Ford nominates Nelson Rockefeller, former Governor of New York, to be vice president. August 22 – President Ford signs the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. August 28 – President Ford holds his first press conference as President. Many of the questions concern unresolved issues surrounding Watergate.
In 1974, as part of the preliminary investigation in the Nixon impeachment inquiry, the staff of the Impeachment Inquiry of the House Judiciary Committee prepared a report, Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment. This 1974 report has been expanded and revised on several occasions by the Congressional Research Service, now known as Impeachment and Removal.
1974 Brazilian presidential election. Indirect presidential elections were held in Brazil on 15 January 1974. They were the fourth presidential elections held under the military government and were carried out through an electoral college .
The first indirect presidential election was held on 24 January 1974. This was the first and last presidential election under a parliamentary system before the presidential system was introduced in January 1975. Mohammad Mohammadullah was elected as the president by the National Assembly without any voting since there were no other candidates.
President Gerald Ford voluntarily appears before Congress to give sworn testimony—the only time a sitting president has done so—about the pardon of Richard Nixon.  The Oakland Athletics win their third consecutive Major League Baseball championship, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games in the World Series .
Vice President (1953–1961) Spiro Agnew January 20, 1969 – October 10, 1973: 47 Vacant October 10, 1973 – December 6, 1973: Gerald Ford December 6, 1973 – August 9, 1974: 38: Gerald Ford (1913–2006) Michigan: August 9, 1974: January 20, 1977: Republican: Vice President: Vacant August 9, 1974 – December 19, 1974
The most recent death of a former president was that of Gerald Ford (served 1974–77) on December 26, 2006 (aged 93 years, 165 days). The most recently serving president to die was Ronald Reagan (served 1981–89) on June 5, 2004 (aged 93 years, 120 days).
August 9, 1974: Richard Nixon: Republican: 1968: Spiro Agnew: 1972: Vacant, Oct. 10 – Dec. 6, 1973: Gerald Ford: 38: August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977: Gerald Ford: Republican: Vacant through Dec. 19, 1974: Nelson Rockefeller: 39: January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981: Jimmy Carter: Democratic: 1976: Walter Mondale: 40: January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989: Ronald Reagan: Republican