By a vote of 96-3, Ford was easily confirmed. Click to learn who the three dissenting votes were.
Felton became the first woman to serve in the Senate, for only 24 hours.
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President Reagan's nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Robert Bork, found his nomination defeated in the Senate. His name subsequently became a verb, meaning 'to attack or defeat a nominee unfairly through an organized campaign of harsh public criticism or vilification'.