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He resigned on October 10, 1973, as a result of criminal investigations dating from his term as the Governor of Maryland (January, 1967 - January, 1969). He later pled "no contest" to bribery charges and was disbarred.

After being forced to resign as Vice President, his party did not consider him to be a viable candidate for President.

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