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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

John C. Calhoun  
John C. Calhoun
Martin Van Buren  
Martin Van Buren
Richard Mentor Johnson  
Richard Mentor Johnson

John C. Calhoun    Served under John Quincy Adams from 1825-1829
Served under Andrew Ja Served under Andrew Jackson from 1829-1832

The Seventh Vice President

Born: March 18, 1782
Died: March 31, 1850
State: South Carolina
Party: Democratic-Republican

--Graduated from Yale College (1804).
--Admitted to the South Carolina bar (1807).
--South Carolina House of Representatives (1808-09).
--U.S. Representative from South Carolina (1811-17).
--Secretary of War (1817-25).
--Vice President of the United States (1825-32).
--Supported the doctrine of nullification, the theory that states can reject federal laws.
--The first of two Vice Presidents to resign that office--the other was Agnew--he did so to assume a seat in the U.S. Senate.
--U.S. Senator from South Carolina (1832-43).
--Secretary of State (1844-45).
--U.S. Senator from South Carolina (1832-43).
--One of "The Great Triumverate" of Senators, with Henry Clay and Daniel Webster.
--Died while serving as a U. S. Senator.
Calhoun Links:

*Senate Biography.
*Grolier's Page.
*CSAnet Page.
*Congressman Calhoun.
*Secretary of War.
*1824 Presidential Election.
*Presidential Candidate to Vice President.
*Nationalist to Nullifier.
*Jackson/Calhoun, 1928.
*1828 Presidential Election.
*Presiding Over the Senate.
*Senator Calhoun.
*The Nullification Crisis.
*The Concept of Nullification.
*Nullification, Then & Now.
*Secretary of State.
*Compromise of 1850.
*Calhoun's Slavery Speech.
*US Capitol Statuary Hall.
*Mathew Brady Studio Daguerreotype.
*Political Cartoon.
*Confederate Postage Stamp.
*USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN 630).
*Calhoun County, Illinois.
*Senator Henry Clay.
*Senator Daniel Webster.
*President John Quincy Adams.
*President Andrew Jackson.

Martin Van Buren    Served under Andrew Jackson from 1833-1837

The Eighth Vice President

Born: December 5, 1782
Died: July 24, 1814
State: New York
Party: Democrat

--Admitted to the New York State bar (1803).
--New York State Senate (1813-20).
--New York State Attorney General (1815-19).
--U.S. Senate from New York (1821-28).
--Governor of New York (1829); resigned to become Secretary of State.
--Secretary of State (1829-31).
--Appointed Minister to Great Britain in 1831, he arrived in London to find his nomination rejected by the Senate.
--Vice President of the United States (1833-37).
--President of the United States (1837-41).
--The third of five Vice Presidents to be elected to the Presidency on his own.
--Ruined politically by the Panic of 1837.
--Defeated in his bid for re-election to the Presidency by William Henry Harrison in 1840.
--Ran unsuccessfully for his party's Presidential nomination in 1844.
--Ran for President again in 1848, on the Free Soil Party ticket, but receive no Electoral Votes.
--Following his defeat in 1848, he retired to his home in Kinderhook, NY.
--His nickname, "Old Kinderhook, " is said to be the source of the expression "O.K."
Van Buren Links:

*White House Page.
*C-SPAN Page.
*Internet Public Library Page.
*Senate Biography.
*Grolier's Page.
*Rumors About Aaron Burr.
*Loco Foco.
*Van Buren Facts.
*Attorney General of New York, 1815.
*Governor of New York.
*Secretary of State.
*Minister to Great Britain, 1831.
*The Eaton Affair.
*1832 Presidential Election.
*The Little Magician.
*1836 Presidential Election.
*The Albany Regent.
*The Panic of 1837.
*American Panics.
*The Amistad.
*Presidential Speeches.
*The Greatest President.
*1840 Presidential Election.
*Free Soil, Speech, Labor, and Men.
*The Democrat Party.
*The Free Soil Party.
*Postage Stamp.
*Political Cartoon.
*Van Buren Historic Site.
*Kinderhook History.
*William Henry Harrison Page.
*President Andrew Jackson.

Richard Mentor Johnson    Served under Martin Van Buren from 1837-1841

The Ninth Vice President

Born: October 17, 1780
Died: November 18, 1850
State: Kentucky
Party: Democrat

--Admitted to the Kentucky bar (1802).
--Kentucky House of Representatives (1807-13).
--U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky (1807-19).
--Colonel of Kentucky volunteers during the War of 1812 (1813).
--Claimed to have killed Tecumseh, commander of the Indian confedercy forces, in the Battle of the Thames, October 5, 1813.
--Kentucky House of Representatives (1819).
--U.S. Senate from Kentucky (1819-29).
--Kentucky House of Representatives (1829-37).
--Vice President of the United States (1837-41).
--Because no candidate received a majority of the Electoral Vote, Johnson was elected Vice President by the Senate, as required by the Twelfth Amendment.
--Defeated in re-election bid with Van Buren in 1840.
--Kentucky House of Representatives (1841-42).
--Retired from public life in 1842.
R.M. Johnson Links:

*Senate Biography.
*Grolier's Page.
*Person Sheet.
*No Respect.
*The War of 1812.
*Battle of Thames.
*Said to Have Killed Tecumseh.
*Window to the Past.
*Vicious Slur.
*1836 Electoral Vote.
*1836 Presidential Election.
*The Only VP Elected by the Senate.
*1840 Presidential Election.
*Political Cartoon.
*Johnson County, Iowa.
*Julia Chinn Page.
*Tecumseh Page.
*President Martin Van Buren.

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.