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The Vice Presidents are listed in chronological order.

For facts about and links to any Vice President, click on the name:

John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Aaron Burr
George Clinton
Elbridge Gerry
Daniel D. Tompkins
John C. Calhoun
Martin Van Buren
Richard Mentor Johnson
John Tyler
George Mifflin Dallas
Millard Fillmore
William Rufus King
John C. Breckinridge
Hannibal Hamlin
Andrew Johnson
Schuyler Colfax
Henry Wilson
William Wheeler
Chester Alan Arthur
Thomas Hendricks
Levi Parsons Morton
Adlai E. Stevenson
Garret A. Hobart
Theodore Roosevelt
Charles W. Fairbanks
James Sherman
Thomas Marshall
Calvin Coolidge
Charles G. Dawes
Charles Curtis
John Nance Garner
Henry A. Wallace
Harry S. Truman
Alben W. Barkley
Richard M. Nixon
Lyndon B. Johnson
Hubert H. Humphrey
Spiro T. Agnew
Gerald R. Ford
Nelson Rockefeller
Walter Mondale
George Bush
Dan Quayle
Al Gore
Dick Cheney



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The Vice Presidents
of the United States

Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
Alben W. Barkley
Alben W. Barkley
Richard M. Nixon
Richard M. Nixon

Harry S. Truman Served under Franklin D. Roosevelt 1945-1945

The Thirty-Fourth Vice President

Born: May 8, 1884
Died: December 26, 1972
State: Missouri
Party: Democrat

--After graduating from high school in 1901, he worked at a variety of clerking jobs (1901-05).
--Joined the Missouri National Guard (1905).
--Partner and manager on the family farm (1906-17).
--Joined the Army in 1917 and served as an artillery captain on the western front in World War I.
--Partner in a haberdashery store (1919-21).
--Jackson County Court Judge (1922-24 and 1926-34).
--U.S. Senate from Missouri (1935-45).
--Chairman of the Special Senate Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program durning World War II (1941-44).
--Vice President of the United States (1945).
--President of the United States (1945-53).
--The sixth Vice President to be elevated to the Presidency because of the death of a President.
--He oversaw the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War.
--He retired to his home in Independence, MO, and wrote his memoirs.
Truman Links:

*White House Page.
*C-SPAN Page.
*Internet Public Library Page.
*Senate Biography.
*Grolier's Page.
*Captain Truman.
*Haberdasher Truman.
*Machine Politician.
*Senator Truman.
*Chairman Truman.
*World War II.
*Replacing Wallace.
*1944 Presidential Election.
*Sipping Whiskey.
*Plain Speaking.
*The Buck Stops Here.
*V-E Day.
*Atom Bomb.
*Fat Man & Little Boy.
*V-J Day.
*Cold Warrior.
*The Truman Doctrine.
*The Marshall Plan.
*1948 Presidential Election.
*Recognizing Israel.
*Whistle Stop.
*Dewey Defeats Truman.
*Postwar President.
*The Fair Deal.
*Integrating the Military.
*The Common Man.
*Former Senator Truman.
*Truman Library.
*Historic Site.
*USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
*Thomas Pendergast Page.
*George C. Marshall Page.
*Thomas Dewey Page.
*Strom Thurmond Page.
*Joseph McCarthy Page.
*President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Alben W. Barkley Served under Harry S. Truman from 1949-1953

The Thirty-Fifth Vice President

Born: November 24, 1877
Died: April 30, 1956
State: Kentucky
Party: Democrat

--Graduated from Marvin College (1897).
--Admitted to the Kentucky bar (1901).
--Prosecuting Attorney for McCracken County (19059).
--Judge for McCracken County (190913).
--U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky (1913-27).
--U.S. Senate from Kentucky (1927-49 and 1955-56).
--Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate (1937-47).
--Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate (1947-48).
--Vice President of the United States (1949-53).
--At 71, the oldest Vice President to be inaugurated.
--Failed in his effort to obtain his party's Presidential nomination in 1952.
--Reelected to the Senate in 1954, after having served as Vice President.
--Died while serving as U.S. Senator.
Barkley Links:

*Senate Biography.
*Truman Library Page.
*Log Cabin.
*Judge Barkley.
*Congressman Barkley.
*Senator Barkley.
*Majority Leader, 1937-47.
*Majority Leader Resigns.
*1948 Presidential Election.
*Famous Last Words.
*Dramatic Kentuckean.
*Barkley Collection.
*Barkley Museum.
*Political Cartoons.
*President Harry S. Truman.

Richard M. Nixon Served under Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953-1961

The Thirty-Sixth Vice President

Born: January 9, 1913
Died: April 22, 1994
State: California
Party: Republican

--Graduated from Whittier College (1934).
--Graduated from Duke University Law School (1937).
--Admitted to the California bar (1937).
--Served in the South Pacific as a Navy officer in World War II (1943-45).
--U.S. House of Repesentatives from California (1947-50).
--U.S. Senate from Califorinia (1950-53).
--Vice President of the United States (1953-61).
--Defeated by John F. Kennedy in his first run for the Presidency, in 1960.
--Unsuccessful campaign for Governor of California (1962).
--Succeeded in his second run for the Presidency, against sitting Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, in 1968.
--President of the United States (1969-74).
--Fourth of only five Vice Presidents to be elected President in his own right.
--Only President to resign from office, in 1974.
--Pardoned by his successor, Gerald Ford, for any crimes he may have committed in office (1974).
--Wrote a number of books on politics, foreign policy and leadership while out of office.
Nixon Links:

*White House Page.
*C-SPAN Page.
*Internet Public Library Page.
*Senate Biography.
*Grolier's Page
*Commander Nixon.
*HUAC and Hiss.
*Congressman Nixon.
*Pink Lady.
*The Checkers Speech.
*1952 Presidential Election.
*Liking Ike.
*1952 Presidential Election.
*I Like Ike.
*Khrushchev-Nixon Debates.
*Kennedy-Nixon Debates.
*Narrow Loss.
*1960 Presidential Election.
*Nixon to Kick Around.
*Southern Strategy.
*Nixon's the One.
*1968 Presidential Election.
*Nixon and Elvis.
*A History of the War in Vietnam.
*Nixon and Vietnam.
*The Cold Warrior Goes to Red China.
*1972 Presidential Election.
*The Pentagon Papers.
*I am Not a Crook.
*Articles of Impeachment, 1974.
*The Washington Post on Watergate.
*Nixon Resigns.
*A Revisionist View.
*"Nixon in China".
*An Oliver Stone Film.
*Nixon Library.
*The Nixon Center.
*The Nixon Project.
*Nixon Speaks.
*President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

To see the fact sheet and links for a Vice President, click on his last name:
Introduction Adams, Jefferson, Burr, Clinton, Gerry, Tompkins, Calhoun, Van Buren, RM Johnson, Tyler, Dallas, Fillmore, King, Breckenridge, Hamlin, A Johnson, Colfax, Wilson, Wheeler, Arthur, Hendricks, Morton, Stevenson, Hobart, Roosevelt, Fairbanks, Sherman Marshall, Coolidge, Dawes, Curtis, Garner, Wallace, Truman, Barkley, Nixon LB Johnson, Humphrey, Agnew, Ford, Rockefeller, Mondale, Bush, Quayle, Gore, Cheney.   2000 Nominees.