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When Speaker John W. McCormack retired in January 1971, during the second
half of Richard Nixon's first term as president, Albert was elected Speaker
of the House of Representatives.
In September 1972 Albert was witnessed driving drunk and crashing into two
cars in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington.
As the Watergate scandal developed in 1973, Albert, as Speaker, referred
some two dozen impeachment resolutions to the House Judiciary Committee for
debate and study. Also in 1973, he appointed Felda Looper as the first
female House page.
In 1973, during Albert's second term as Speaker and Nixon's second term as
president, Vice President Spiro Agnew was investigated for tax evasion and
money laundering for a series of bribes he took while he was governor of
Maryland. Agnew resigned as Vice President and eventually pleaded nolo
contendere to the charges. This event put Albert next in line to assume the
presidency should that office have become vacant. This was the first of the
two times he would be in this position.Speaker Albert (seated at right)
behind President Gerald Ford during the 1975 State of the Union
Under the provisions of the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States
Constitution, Nixon nominated Republican House Minority Leader Gerald R.
Ford to succeed Agnew as Vice President in October 1973. As the Watergate
scandal began to unfold and the impeachment process against Nixon began, it
quickly became apparent that if Nixon resigned or was removed from office
before Ford was confirmed by both houses, Albert would become Acting
President under the Presidential Succession Act of 1947. Albert would have
been forced to resign from the office of Speaker as well as the House.
This was the first occasion since the Twenty-fifth Amendment's ratification
when it was possible for a member of one party to assume the presidency
after a member of the opposing party vacated the office. As Speaker of the
House, Albert presided over the only body with the authority to impeach
Nixon and had the ability to prevent any Vice Presidential confirmation
vote from taking place in the House. This meant Albert could have
maneuvered to make himself Acting President. But he concluded that, as a
Democrat, he had no right to inherit a presidency that had been won by a
Republican ticket in 1972. He later said that if he had become Acting
President by succession that it would be in the national interest for him
to resign immediately after the House and Senate had confirmed a Republican
Vice President. The Vice Presidency was vacant for about
seven weeks; Ford was confirmed and sworn in December 1973.
Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974, and the office of Vice President was once
more left vacant when Ford succeeded Nixon that day. This event put Albert
next in line to assume the presidency for a second time. Former New York
Governor Nelson Rockefeller was nominated by Ford, then confirmed and sworn
into office as Vice President in December, settling the question of
A different issue arose during Albert's last term in office when he was
confronted with the Tongsun Park scandal. He was accused of accepting gifts
and bribes from a lobbyist who was also a member of South Korean
intelligence. Albert denied having accepted bribes and admitted receiving
only token gifts, which he disclosed. He decided to retire at the end of
the 94th Congress in January 1977, and after leaving the House he turned
the gifts over to the General Services Administration as required by law.
Albert was never charged with a crime.
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