Vice Presidents

Find information about U.S. vice presidents, from John Adams in 1789 to Joseph Biden in 2009.

 Name and (party)1 Term State of birth Birth and
death dates
President served under
1. John Adams (F)2 1789–1797  Massachusetts 1735–1826 Washington
2. Thomas Jefferson (DR) 1797–1801 Virginia 1743–1826 J. Adams
3. Aaron Burr (DR) 1801–1805 New Jersey 1756–1836 Jefferson
4. George Clinton (DR)3 1805–1812 New York 1739–1812 Jefferson and Madison
5. Elbridge Gerry (DR)3 1813–1814 Massachusetts 1744–1814 Madison
6. Daniel D. Tompkins (DR) 1817–1825 New York 1774–1825 Monroe
7. John C. Calhoun4 1825–1832 South Carolina 1782–1850 J. Q. Adams and Jackson
8. Martin Van Buren (D) 1833–1837 New York 1782–1862 Jackson
9. Richard M. Johnson (D) 1837–1841 Kentucky 1780–1850 Van Buren
10. John Tyler (W)5 1841 Virginia 1790–1862 W. H. Harrison
11. George M. Dallas (D) 1845–1849 Pennsylvania 1792–1864 Polk
12. Millard Fillmore (W)5 1849–1850 New York 1800–1874 Taylor
13. William R. King (D)3 1853 North Carolina 1786–1853 Pierce
14. John C. Breckinridge (D) 1857–1861 Kentucky 1821–1875 Buchanan
15. Hannibal Hamlin (R) 1861–1865 Maine 1809–1891 Lincoln
16. Andrew Johnson (U)5 1865 North Carolina 1808–1875 Lincoln
17. Schuyler Colfax (R) 1869–1873 New York 1823–1885 Grant
18. Henry Wilson (R)3 1873–1875 New Hampshire 1812–1875 Grant
19. William A. Wheeler (R) 1877–1881 New York 1819–1887 Hayes
20. Chester A. Arthur (R)5 1881 Vermont 1829–1886 Garfield
21. Thomas A. Hendricks (D)3 1885 Ohio 1819–1885 Cleveland
22. Levi P. Morton (R) 1889–1893 Vermont 1824–1920 B. Harrison
23. Adlai E. Stevenson (D) 1893–1897 Kentucky 1835–1914 Cleveland
24. Garrett A. Hobart (R)3 1897–1899 New Jersey 1844–1899 McKinley
25. Theodore Roosevelt (R)5 1901 New York 1858–1919 McKinley
26. Charles W. Fairbanks (R) 1905–1909 Ohio 1852–1918 T. Roosevelt
27. James S. Sherman (R)3 1909–1912 New York 1855–1912 Taft
28. Thomas R. Marshall (D) 1913–1921 Indiana 1854–1925 Wilson
29. Calvin Coolidge (R)5 1921–1923 Vermont 1872–1933 Harding
30. Charles G. Dawes (R) 1925–1929 Ohio 1865–1951 Coolidge
31. Charles Curtis (R) 1929–1933 Kansas 1860–1936 Hoover
32. John N. Garner (D) 1933–1941 Texas 1868–1967 F. D. Roosevelt
33. Henry A. Wallace (D) 1941–1945 Iowa 1888–1965 F. D. Roosevelt
34. Harry S. Truman (D)5 1945 Missouri 1884–1972 F. D. Roosevelt
35. Alben W. Barkley (D) 1949–1953 Kentucky 1877–1956 Truman
36. Richard M. Nixon (R) 1953-1961 California 1913–1994 Eisenhower
37. Lyndon B. Johnson (D)5 1961–1963 Texas 1908–1973 Kennedy
38. Hubert H. Humphrey (D) 1965–1969 South Dakota 1911–1978 L. B. Johnson
39. Spiro T. Agnew (R)6 1969–1973 Maryland 1918–1996 Nixon
40. Gerald R. Ford (R)7 1973–1974 Nebraska 1913–2006Nixon
41. Nelson A. Rockefeller (R)8 1974–1977 Maine 1908–1979 Ford
42. Walter F. Mondale (D) 1977–1981 Minnesota 1928– Carter
43. George Bush (R) 1981–1989 Massachusetts 1924–Reagan
44. J. Danforth Quayle (R) 1989–1993 Indiana 1947– G.H.W. Bush
45. Albert A. Gore, Jr. (D) 1993–2001Washington, D.C. 1948–Clinton
46.Richard B. Cheney (R)2001–2009Nebraska1941–G. W. Bush
47.Joseph Biden (D)2009–Pennsylvania1942–Barack Obama
1. F—Federalist; DR—Democratic-Republican; D—Democratic; W—Whig; R—Republican; U—Union.
2. No party for first election. The party system in the U.S. made its appearance during Washington's first term as president.
3. Died in office.
4. Democratic-Republican with J. Q. Adams; Democratic with Jackson. Calhoun resigned in 1832 to become a U.S. senator.
5. Succeeded to presidency on death of president. Prior to the passage of the 25th Amendment (ratified Feb. 10, 1967), there were no provisions for filling a vacancy in the vice presidency. In the event of a vacancy, the president pro tempore took over most of the vice president's duties.
6. Resigned Oct. 10, 1973, after pleading no contest to federal income tax evasion charges.
7. Nominated by Nixon on Oct. 12, 1973, under provisions of 25th Amendment. Confirmed by Congress on Dec. 6, 1973, and was sworn in same day. He became president Aug. 9, 1974, upon Nixon's resignation.
8. Nominated by Ford Aug. 20, 1974; confirmed by Congress on Dec. 19, 1974, and was sworn in same day.

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