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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

Levi Parsons Morton  
Levi Parsons Morton
Adlai E. Stevenson  
Adlai E. Stevenson
Garret A. Hobart  
Garret A. Hobart

Levi Parsons Morton    Served under Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893

The Twenty-Second Vice President

Born: May 16, 1824
Died: May 16, 1920
State: New York (b. Vermont)
Party: Republican

--Merchant and shopkeeper until the Civil War (1838-63).
--Founder of the New York City banking house of L.P. Morton and Company (1863-99).
--He was a wealthy Wall Street financier during the Gilded Age.
--Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1876).
--Refused the Republican nomination as Vice President in 1880; Chester Alan Arthur, who accepted, became President upon the death of James Garfield.
--U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1879-81).
--Minister to France (1881-85)
--As Minister to France, he drove the first rivet into the Statue of Liberty.
--Vice President of the United States (1889-93).
--He was replaced on the failed Republican ticket of 1892 by Whitelaw Reid.
--Governor of New York (1895-97).
--Returned to banking after his political career ended.
Morton Links:

*Senate Biography.
*Grolier's Page.
*Religious Affiliation.
*L.P. Morton and Co.
*A Prominant Man of the Day.
*A Newport Notable.
*Declined the Nomination.
*Minister to France, 1881.
*Story of the Statue of Liberty.
*Congressman Morton.
*1888 Presidential Election.
*Vice President, then Governor.
*New York Governor, 1895.
*Finance After the Civil War.
*The Gilded Age.
*Millionaire's Row, Manhattan.
*Statue of Liberty Page.
*James Garfield Page.
*Whitelaw Reid Page.
*President Benjamin Harrison.

Adlai E. Stevenson    Served under Grover Cleveland from 1893-1897

The Twenty-Third Vice President

Born: October 23, 1835
Died: June 14, 1914
State: Illinois (b. Kentucky)
Party: Democrat

--Admitted to the Illinois bar (1858).
--The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 inspired him to enter politics--on the side of Douglas.
--U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois (1875-77 and 1879-81).
--Lost re-elections to the House of Representatives in 1876 and 1880.
--First Assistant Postmaster General during Grover Cleveland's first term as President (1885-89).
--Vice President of the United States (1893-97).
--Also ran for the Vice Presidency in 1900, on the losing Democrat ticket, with William Jennings Bryan.
--Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Illinois (1908).
--Grandfather of Adlai E. Stevenson II, who was the Democrat nominee for President in 1952 and 1956.
Stevenson Links:

*Senate Biography.
*Grolier's Page.
*Political Patriarch.
*Congressman Stevenson.
*Illinois Politician.
*Assistant Postmaster.
*1892 Presidential Election.
*Second Term.
*Panic of 1893.
*Silver Controvesy.
*Lost Elections in 1900 and 1908.
*1900 Presidential Election.
*The Lincoln-Douglas Debates.
*The Pullman Strike.
*Plessy V. Ferguson.
*The Stevenson Family.
*Commemorative Coins.
*William Jennings Bryan Page.
*Adlai E. Stevenson II Page.
*Adlai E. Stevenson III Page.
*President Grover Cleveland.

Garret A. Hobart    Served under William McKinley from 1897-1899

The Twenty-Fourth Vice President

Born: June 3, 1844
Died: November 21, 1899
State: New Jersey
Party: Republican

--Graduated from Rutgers University (1863).
--Admitted to the New Jersey bar (1869).
--He was a successful businessman and attorney before entering politics.
--City Council of Patterson, NJ (1871-72).
--New Jersey Assembly (1872-76).
--Speaker of the New Jersey Assembly (1874).
--New Jersey Senate (1876-82).
--President of the New Jersey Senate (1881-82).
--Chairman of the New Jersey Republican committee (1880-91).
--Member of the Republican National Committee (1884).
--Vice President of the United States (1897-99).
--He cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate against Phillippine independence (1899).
--Died in office.
Hobart Links:

*Senate Biography.
*Grolier's Page.
*Rutgers Alumnus.
*Representing Patterson.
*New Jersey Republican.
*Party Fundraiser.
*1896 Campaign Songs.
*1896 Presidential Election.
*Hard Money, High Tariff.
*McKinley and Hobart on the Gold Standard.
*Died In Office.
*It Almost Happened In New Jersey.
*McKinley's Empire.
*Bryan's Cross of Gold.
*Hobart's Widow.
*The Hobart Art Collection.
*President William McKinley.

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.