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The Ultimate List of Vice Presidents of the United States

List of Vice Presidents of the United States
A Vice President in the U.S. is considered the second highest public authority after the President, is elected indirectly by the electoral college, and holds office for a term of 4 years. The Vice President succeeds the presidency in case of the President's death, resignation, or impeachment. Historyplex lists down all the Vice Presidents of the U.S., and provides useful information about them.
Historyplex Staff
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018
Did You Know?
Gerald Ford was the only vice president who became president by ascension, secured his party's nomination, and then lost in the general election.
The United States of America has witnessed 47 vice presidents till date, the first being John Adams, and the current being Joe Biden. A vice president of the U.S. is granted certain powers and has some duties to perform as per the constitution. The major function is to succeed the president in cases of his/her death, resignation, or impeachment. In addition to this, the vice president has the power to cast a tie-breaking vote on the decisions made by the Senate.

When it comes to U.S vice presidency, 2 amendments are considered very important. Firstly, the twelfth amendment, which was made to avoid ties in the process. The amendment gave power to the electoral college to elect both, the president and the vice president, and was ratified on June 15, 1804. The next was the twenty-fifth amendment. Prior to 1967, a vacancy in the office of the vice president could not be filled until the next election. This amendment allowed a vacancy to be filled with the appointment by the president and confirmation from both chambers of Congress.
Complete List of Vice Presidents of the United States
John adams
★ Name: John Adams (1735-1826)
State: Massachusetts
Time in Office: April 21, 1789 to March 4, 1797
Party: Federalist
Thomas jefferson
★ Name: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
State: Virginia
Time in Office: March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801
Party: Democratic-Republican
★ Name: Aaron Burr (1756-1836)
State: New York
Time in Office: March 4, 1801 to March 4, 1805
Party: Democratic-Republican
George clinton
★ Name: George Clinton (1739-1812)
State: New York
Time in Office: March 4, 1805 to April 20, 1812
Party: Democratic-Republican
★ Name: Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814)
State: Massachusetts
Time in Office: March 4, 1813 to November 23, 1814
Party: Democratic-Republican
★ Name: Daniel D. Tompkins (1774-1825)
State: New York
Time in Office: March 4, 1817 to March 4, 1825
Party: Democratic-Republican
★ Name: John C. Calhoun (1782-1850)
State: South Carolina
Time in Office: March 4, 1825 to December 28, 1832
Party: Democratic-Republican/Democratic
Martin van buren
★ Name: Martin Van Buren (1782-1862)
State: New York
Time in Office: March 4, 1833 to March 4, 1837
Party: Democratic
★ Name: Richard Mentor Johnson (1780-1850)
State: Kentucky
Time in Office: March 4, 1837 to March 4, 1841
Party: Democratic
John tyler
★ Name: John Tyler (1790-1862)
State: Virginia
Time in Office: March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841
Party: Whig
★ Name: George M. Dallas (1792-1864)
State: Pennsylvania
Time in Office: March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1849
Party: Democratic
Millard fillmore
★ Name: Millard Fillmore (1800-1874)
State: New York
Time in Office: March 4, 1849 to July 9, 1850
Party: Whig
★ Name: William R. King (1786-1853)
State: Alabama
Time in Office: March 4, 1853 to April 18, 1853
Party: Democratic
★ Name: John C. Breckinridge (1821-1875)
State: Kentucky
Time in Office: March 4, 1857 to March 4, 1861
Party: Democratic
★ Name: Hannibal Hamlin (1809-1891)
State: Maine
Time in Office: March 4, 1861 to March 4, 1865
Party: Republican
Andrew johnson
★ Name: Andrew Johnson (1808-1875)
State: Tennessee
Time in Office: March 4, 1865 to April 15, 1865
Party: Democratic
★ Name: Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885)
State: Indiana
Time in Office: March 4, 1869 to March 4, 1873
Party: Republican
★ Name: Henry Wilson (1812-1875)
State: Massachusetts
Time in Office: March 4, 1873 to November 22, 1875
Party: Republican
★ Name: William A. Wheeler (1819-1887)
State: New York
Time in Office: March 4, 1877 to March 4, 1881
Party: Republican
Chester a arthur
★ Name: Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886)
State: New York
Time in Office: March 4, 1881 to September 19, 1881
Party: Republican
★ Name: Thomas A. Hendricks (1819-1885)
State: Indiana
Time in Office: March 4, 1885 to November 25, 1885
Party: Democratic
★ Name: Levi P. Morton (1824-1920)
State: New York
Time in Office: March 4, 1889 to March 4, 1893
Party: Republican
★ Name: Adlai Stevenson (1835-1914)
State: Illinois
Time in Office: March 4, 1893 to March 4, 1897
Party: Democratic
★ Name: Garret Hobart (1844-1899)
State: New Jersey
Time in Office: March 4, 1897 to November 21, 1899
Party: Republican
★ Name: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
State: New York
Time in Office: March 4, 1901 to September 14, 1901
Party: Republican
★ Name: Charles W. Fairbanks (1852-1918)
State: Indiana
Time in Office: March 4, 1905 to March 4, 1909
Party: Republican
★ Name: James S. Sherman (1855-1912)
State: New York
Time in Office: March 4, 1909 to October 30, 1912
Party: Republican
★ Name: Thomas R. Marshall (1854-1925)
State: Indiana
Time in Office: March 4, 1913 to March 4, 1921
Party: Democratic
★ Name: Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)
State: Massachusetts
Time in Office: March 4, 1921 to August 2, 1923
Party: Republican
★ Name: Charles G. Dawes (1865-1951)
State: Illinois
Time in Office: March 4, 1925 to March 4, 1929
Party: Republican
★ Name: Charles Curtis (1860-1936)
State: Kansas
Time in Office: March 4, 1929 to March 4, 1933
Party: Republican
★ Name: John Nance Garner (1868-1967)
State: Texas
Time in Office: March 4, 1933 to January 20, 1941
Party: Democratic
★ Name: Henry A. Wallace (1888-1965)
State: Iowa
Time in Office: January 20, 1941 to January 20, 1945
Party: Democratic
★ Name: Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)
State: Missouri
Time in Office: January 20, 1945 to April 12, 1945
Party: Democratic
★ Name: Alben W. Barkley (1877-1956)
State: Kentucky
Time in Office: January 20, 1949 to January 20, 1953
Party: Democratic
★ Name: Richard Nixon (1913-1994)
State: California
Time in Office: January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961
Party: Republican
Lyndon b johnson
★ Name: Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973)
State: Texas
Time in Office: January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963
Party: Democratic
Hubert humphrey
★ Name: Hubert Humphrey (1911-1978)
State: Minnesota
Time in Office: January 20, 1965 to January 20, 1969
Party: Democratic
★ Name: Spino Agnew (1918-1996)
State: Maryland
Time in Office: January 20, 1969 to October 10, 1973
Party: Republican
★ Name: Gerald Ford (1913-2006)
State: Michigan
Time in Office: December 6, 1973 to August 9, 1974
Party: Republican
★ Name: Nelson Rockefeller (1908-1979)
State: New York
Time in Office: December 19, 1974 to January 20, 1977
Party: Republican
Walter mondale
★ Name: Walter Mondale (Born: 1928)
State: Minnesota
Time in Office: January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981
Party: Democratic
George h w bush
★ Name: George H. W. Bush (Born: 1924)
State: Texas
Time in Office: January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989
Party: Republican
★ Name: Dan Quayle (Born: 1947)
State: Indiana
Time in Office: January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993
Party: Republican
Al gore
★ Name: Al Gore (Born: 1948)
State: Tennessee
Time in Office: January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001
Party: Democratic
Dick cheney
★ Name: Dick Cheney (Born: 1941)
State: Wyoming
Time in Office: January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009
Party: Republican
Incumbent Vice President
Joe biden
★ Name: Joe Biden (Born: 1942)
State: Delaware
Time in Office: January 20, 2009 to Present
Party: Democratic
Vice Presidents Elected as Presidents
★ Name: John Adams
Elected: 1796
Defeated/Reelected: Defeated in 1800
★ Name: Thomas Jefferson
Elected: 1800
Defeated/Reelected: Reelected in 1804
★ Name: Martin Van Buren
Elected: 1836
Defeated/Reelected: Defeated in 1840
★ Name: John Tyler
Elected: 1841
Defeated/Reelected: Lost nomination in 1844
★ Name: Millard Fillmore
Elected: 1850
Defeated/Reelected: Lost nomination in 1852
★ Name: Andrew Johnson
Elected: 1865
Defeated/Reelected: Lost nomination in 1868
★ Name: Chester A. Arthur
Elected: 1881
Defeated/Reelected: Lost nomination in 1884
★ Name: Theodore Roosevelt
Elected: 1901
Defeated/Reelected: Reelected in 1904
★ Name: Calvin Coolidge
Elected: 1923
Defeated/Reelected: Reelected in 1924
★ Name: Harry S. Truman
Elected: 1945
Defeated/Reelected: Reelected in 1948
★ Name: Lyndon B. Johnson
Elected: 1963
Defeated/Reelected: Reelected in 1964
★ Name: Richard Nixon
Elected: 1968
Defeated/Reelected: Reelected in 1972
★ Name: Gerald Ford
Elected: 1974
Defeated/Reelected: Defeated in 1976
★ Name: George H. W. Bush
Elected: 1988
Defeated/Reelected: Reelected in 1992
Now that you know all about the vice presidents of the United States, you can move onto reading the list of presidents to have held office in this country over the decades.