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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

William Wheeler  
William Wheeler
Chester Alan Arthur  
Chester Alan Arthur
Thomas Hendricks  
Thomas Hendricks

William Wheeler    Served under Rutherford B. Hayes 1877-1881

The Nineteenth Vice President

Born: June 30, 1819
Died: June 4, 1887
State: New York
Party: Republican

--Admitted to the New York State bar (1845).
--New York State Assembly (1850-51).
--New York State Senate (1858-59).
--President Pro Tempore of the New York State Senate (1858-59).
--U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1861-63 and 1869-77).
--Vice President of the United States (1877-81).
--Samuel J. Tilden, the 1876 Democrat Presidential candidate, possibly won that election, although behind the scenes manuvering favored Rutherford B. Hayes.
--Resumed law practice in 1877.
Wheeler Links:

*Senate Biography.
*Grolier's Page.
*New York Politician.
*Congressman Wheeler.
*1876 Election Biography.
*Hayes-Wheeler, 1876.
*Campaign Song.
*1876 Presidential Election.
*Disputed Election.
*Electoral Commissioners.
*Sundays at the White House.
*Retired from Public Life.
*1876/2000 Similarities.
*Senate Bust.
*Political Cartoon.
*Samuel J. Tilden Page.
*President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Chester Alan Arthur    Served under James A. Garfield from 1881-1881

The Twentith Vice President

Born: October 5, 1830
Died: November 18, 1886
State: New York (b. Vermont)
Party: Republican

--Graduated from Union College (1848).
--Teacher (1848-53).
--Admitted to the New York State bar (1854).
--Engineer-in-Chief and Quartermaster General of New York State militia troops durning the Civil War (1861-62).
--Closely associated with Roscoe Conkling, leader of a New York political machine.
--Collector of the Port of New York (1871-78).
--His removal from the position of Collector of the Port of New York caused strife within the Republican Party.
--Vice President of the United States (1881).
--President of the United States (1881-85).
--The fourth Vice President to be elevated to the Presidency because of the death of a President.
--Although he was a noteworthy political spoilsman--a "Stalwart"--he approved the first modern Civil Service reform legislation, the Pendleton Civil Service Act .
--Defeated by James G. Blaine in his efforts to be renominated by the Republicans in 1884.
--Resumed law practice.
Arthur Links:

*White House Page.
*C-SPAN Page.
*Internet Public Library Page.
*Senate Biography.
*Grolier's Page.
*Born in Vermont.
*Born in Vermont.
*Civil Rights Lawyer.
*Brigadier General Arthur.
*Collector of the Port of New York.
*The Gilded Age.
*A Stalwart.
*1880 Election Biography.
*1880 Presidential Election.
*The Greatest Honor.
*Dead Presidents.
*Presidential Succession.
*Garfield's Assassination.
*Gentleman Boss.
*Elegant Arthur.
*Pendleton Civil Service Act.
*NY Times Obituary.
*Smithsonian Portraits.
*Postage Stamp.
*Political Cartoon.
*Roscoe Conkling Page.
*George Hunt Pendleton Page.
*James G. Blaine Page.
*President James A. Garfield.

Thomas Hendricks    Served under Grover Cleveland from 1885-1885

The Twenty-First Vice President

Born: September 7, 1819
Died: November 25, 1885
State: Indiana (b. Ohio)
Party: Democrat

--Graduated from Hanover College (1841).
--Admitted to Indiana bar (1843).
--Indiana House of Representatives (1848).
--Indiana Senate (1849).
--U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1851-55).
--Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Indiana (1860).
--U.S. Senate from Indiana (1863-69).
--Received 42 Electoral Votes in 1872, after the death of Democrat nominee Horace Greeley.
--Governor of Indiana (1873-77).
--He was also the Democrats' failed Vice Presidential nominee in 1876, on the ticket with Samuel J. Tilden.
--Vice President of the United States (1885).
--Died in office.
Hendricks Links:

*Senate Biography.
*Grolier's Page.
*Hoosier History.
*Congressman Hendricks.
*A Prominent Democrat.
*Senator Hendricks.
*Indiana Senate History.
*Electoral Votes in 1872.
*Governor Hendricks.
*Governor of Indiana.
*1876 Election Biography.
*Tilden-Hendricks, 1876.
*1876 Presidential Election.
*1884 Election Biography.
*1884 Presidential Election.
*Second Chance.
*Indiana Vice President.
*Died In Office.
*Face On the $10 Silver Certificate.
*Political Cartoon.
*Horace Greeley Page.
*Samuel J. Tilden Page.
*President Grover Cleveland.

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.