1975 State of the Union Address

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President Gerald Ford with Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and House Speaker Carl Albert during the 1975 State of the Union address.

The 1975 State of the Union address was given by President Gerald Ford to a joint session of the 94th United States Congress on January 15, 1975. The speech was the first State of the Union address of President Ford's tenure as president.

The president discussed the national debt, taxes, the federal budget and the energy crisis. The speech lasted 41:00 and consisted of 4,126 words.[1] The address was broadcast live on radio and television.

The Democratic Party response was delivered by Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota and the Speaker of the House Carl Albert of Oklahoma.[2]

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  1. ^ "Length of State of the Union Addresses in Minutes". Presidency.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  2. ^ "List of Opposition Responses to State of the Union Addresses". Presidency.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-28.

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Preceded by
1974 State of the Union Address
State of the Union addresses
Succeeded by
1976 State of the Union Address