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Living vice presidents of the United States

This article shows the variation in the number of living vice presidents of the United States from the inauguration of the first vice president of the United States in 1789 until the present. The following table includes all persons who have taken the vice presidential oath of office. Currently, in addition to the incumbent, Mike Pence, there are five living former vice presidents: Walter Mondale, Dan Quayle, Al Gore, Dick Cheney, and Joe Biden.

Current living vice presidentsEdit

Living vice presidents as of September 19, 2019 (from oldest to youngest):[1]

TimelineEdit

Number of vice presidents alive at each moment in United States history:

Number of vice presidents alive at each moment in United States history
Starting and ending events Number living | names Timespan
From: Apr 21, 1789 · 1st VP inauguration of John Adams
To: Mar 4, 1797 · VP inauguration of Thomas Jefferson
1  Adams  7 years, 317 days
From: Mar 4, 1797 · VP inauguration of Thomas Jefferson
To: Mar 4, 1801 · VP inauguration of Aaron Burr
2  Jefferson   Adams  4 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1801 · VP inauguration of Aaron Burr
To: Mar 4, 1805 · 1st VP inauguration of George Clinton
3  Burr   Jefferson   Adams  4 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1805 · 1st VP inauguration of George Clinton
To: Apr 20, 1812 · Death of George Clinton
4  Clinton   Burr   Jefferson   Adams  7 years, 47 days
From: Apr 20, 1812 · Death of George Clinton
To: Mar 4, 1813 · VP inauguration of Elbridge Gerry
     (Vice presidency vacant throughout)
3  Burr   Jefferson   Adams  318 days
From: Mar 4, 1813 · VP inauguration of Elbridge Gerry
To: Nov 23, 1814 · Death of Elbridge Gerry
4  Gerry   Burr   Jefferson   Adams  1 year, 264 days
From: Nov 23, 1814 · Death of Elbridge Gerry
To: Mar 4, 1817 · 1st VP inauguration of Daniel D. Tompkins
     (Vice presidency vacant throughout)
3  Burr   Jefferson   Adams  2 years, 101 days
From: Mar 4, 1817 · 1st VP inauguration of Daniel D. Tompkins
To: Mar 4, 1825 · 1st VP inauguration of John C. Calhoun
4  Tompkins   Burr   Jefferson   Adams  8 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1825 · 1st VP inauguration of John C. Calhoun
To: Jun 17, 1825 · Death of Daniel D. Tompkins
5  Calhoun   Tompkins   Burr   Jefferson   Adams  105 days
From: Jun 17, 1825 · Death of Daniel D. Tompkins
To: Jul 4, 1826 · Death of Thomas Jefferson
4  Calhoun   Burr   Jefferson   Adams  1 year, 17 days
From: Jul 4, 1826 · Death of Thomas Jefferson
To: Jul 4, 1826 · Death of John Adams
3  Calhoun   Burr   Adams  5½ hours
From: Jul 4, 1826 · Death of John Adams
To: Mar 4, 1833 · VP inauguration of Martin Van Buren
2  Calhoun   Burr  6 years, 243 days
From: Mar 4, 1833 · VP inauguration of Martin Van Buren
To: Sep 14, 1836 · Death of Aaron Burr
3  Van Buren   Calhoun   Burr  3 years, 194 days
From: Sep 14, 1836 · Death of Aaron Burr
To: Mar 4, 1837 · VP inauguration of Richard Mentor Johnson
2  Van Buren   Calhoun  171 days
From: Mar 4, 1837 · VP inauguration of Richard Mentor Johnson
To: Mar 4, 1841 · VP inauguration of John Tyler
3  R. M. Johnson   Van Buren   Calhoun  4 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1841 · VP inauguration of John Tyler
To: Mar 4, 1845 · VP inauguration of George M. Dallas
4  Tyler   R. M. Johnson   Van Buren   Calhoun  4 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1845 · VP inauguration of George M. Dallas
To: Mar 4, 1849 · VP inauguration of Millard Fillmore
5  Dallas   Tyler   R. M. Johnson   Van Buren   Calhoun  4 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1849 · VP inauguration of Millard Fillmore
To: Mar 31, 1850 · Death of John C. Calhoun
6  Fillmore   Dallas   Tyler   R. M. Johnson   Van Buren   Calhoun  1 year, 27 days
From: Mar 31, 1850 · Death of John C. Calhoun
To: Nov 19, 1850 · Death of Richard Mentor Johnson
5  Fillmore   Dallas   Tyler   R. M. Johnson   Van Buren  233 days
From: Nov 19, 1850 · Death of Richard Mentor Johnson
To: Mar 4, 1853 · VP inauguration of William R. King
4  Fillmore   Dallas   Tyler   Van Buren  2 years, 105 days
From: Mar 4, 1853 · VP inauguration of William R. King
To: Apr 18, 1853 · Death of William R. King
5  King   Fillmore   Dallas   Tyler   Van Buren  45 days
From: Apr 18, 1853 · Death of William R. King
To: Mar 4, 1857 · VP inauguration of John C. Breckinridge
     (Vice presidency vacant throughout)
4  Fillmore   Dallas   Tyler   Van Buren  3 years, 320 days
From: Mar 4, 1857 · VP inauguration of John C. Breckinridge
To: Mar 4, 1861 · VP inauguration of Hannibal Hamlin
5  Breckinridge   Fillmore   Dallas   Tyler   Van Buren  4 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1861 · VP inauguration of Hannibal Hamlin
To: Jan 18, 1862 · Death of John Tyler
6  Hamlin   Breckinridge   Fillmore   Dallas   Tyler   Van Buren  320 days
From: Jan 18, 1862 · Death of John Tyler
To: Jul 24, 1862 · Death of Martin Van Buren
5  Hamlin   Breckinridge   Fillmore   Dallas   Van Buren  187 days
From: Jul 24, 1862 · Death of Martin Van Buren
To: Dec 31, 1864 · Death of George M. Dallas
4  Hamlin   Breckinridge   Fillmore   Dallas  2 years, 160 days
From: Dec 31, 1864 · Death of George M. Dallas
To: Mar 4, 1861 · VP inauguration of Andrew Johnson
3  Hamlin   Breckinridge   Fillmore  63 days
From: Mar 4, 1865 · VP inauguration of Andrew Johnson
To: Mar 4, 1869 · VP inauguration of Schuyler Colfax
4  A. Johnson   Hamlin   Breckinridge   Fillmore  4 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1869 · VP inauguration of Schuyler Colfax
To: Mar 4, 1873 · VP inauguration of Henry Wilson
5  Colfax   A. Johnson   Hamlin   Breckinridge   Fillmore  4 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1873 · VP inauguration of Henry Wilson
To: Mar 8, 1874 · Death of Millard Fillmore
6  Wilson   Colfax   A. Johnson   Hamlin   Breckinridge   Fillmore  1 year, 4 days
From: Mar 8, 1874 · Death of Millard Fillmore
To: May 17, 1875 · Death of John C. Breckinridge
5  Wilson   Colfax   A. Johnson   Hamlin   Breckinridge  1 year, 70 days
From: May 17, 1875 · Death of John C. Breckinridge
To: Jul 31, 1875 · Death of Andrew Johnson
4  Wilson   Colfax   A. Johnson   Hamlin  75 days
From: Jul 31, 1875 · Death of Andrew Johnson
To: Nov 22, 1875 · Death of Henry Wilson
3  Wilson   Colfax   Hamlin  114 days
From: Nov 22, 1875 · Death of Henry Wilson
To: Mar 4, 1877 · VP inauguration of William A. Wheeler
     (Vice presidency vacant throughout)
2  Colfax   Hamlin  1 year, 102 days
From: Mar 4, 1877 · VP inauguration of William A. Wheeler
To: Mar 4, 1881 · VP inauguration of Chester A. Arthur
3  Wheeler   Colfax   Hamlin  4 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1881 · VP inauguration of Chester A. Arthur
To: Jan 13, 1885 · Death of Schuyler Colfax
4  Arthur   Wheeler   Colfax   Hamlin  3 years, 315 days
From: Jan 13, 1885 · Death of Schuyler Colfax
To: Mar 4, 1885 · VP inauguration of Thomas A. Hendricks
3  Arthur   Wheeler   Hamlin  50 days
From: Mar 4, 1885 · VP inauguration of Thomas A. Hendricks
To: Nov 25, 1885 · Death of Thomas A. Hendricks
4  Hendricks   Arthur   Wheeler   Hamlin  266 days
From: Nov 25, 1885 · Death of Thomas A. Hendricks
To: Nov 18, 1886 · Death of Chester A. Arthur
     (Vice presidency vacant throughout)
3  Arthur   Wheeler   Hamlin  358 days
From: Nov 18, 1886 · Death of Chester A. Arthur
To: Jun 4, 1887 · Death of William A. Wheeler
     (Vice presidency vacant throughout)
2  Wheeler   Hamlin  198 days
From: Jun 4, 1887 · Death of William A. Wheeler
To: Mar 4, 1889 · VP inauguration of Levi P. Morton
     (Vice presidency vacant throughout)
1  Hamlin  1 year, 273 days
From: Mar 4, 1889 · VP inauguration of Levi P. Morton
To: Jul 4, 1891 · Death of Hannibal Hamlin
2  Morton   Hamlin  2 years, 122 days
From: Jul 4, 1891 · Death of Hannibal Hamlin
To: Mar 4, 1893 · VP inauguration of Adlai Stevenson I
1  Morton  1 year, 243 days
From: Mar 4, 1893 · VP inauguration of Adlai Stevenson I
To: Mar 4, 1897 · VP inauguration of Garret Hobart
2  Stevenson   Morton  4 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1897 · VP inauguration of Garret Hobart
To: Nov 21, 1899 · Death of Garret Hobart
3  Hobart   Stevenson   Morton  2 years, 262 days
From: Nov 21, 1899 · Death of Garret Hobart
To: Mar 4, 1901 · VP inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt
     (Vice presidency vacant throughout)
2  Stevenson   Morton  1 year, 103 days
From: Mar 4, 1901 · VP inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt
To: Mar 4, 1905 · VP inauguration of Charles W. Fairbanks
3  Roosevelt   Stevenson   Morton  4 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1905 · VP inauguration of Charles W. Fairbanks
To: Mar 4, 1909 · VP inauguration of James S. Sherman
4  Fairbanks   Roosevelt   Stevenson   Morton  4 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1909 · VP inauguration of James S. Sherman
To: Oct 30, 1912 · Death of James S. Sherman
5  Sherman   Fairbanks   Roosevelt   Stevenson   Morton  3 years, 240 days
From: Oct 30, 1912 · Death of James S. Sherman
To: Mar 4, 1913 · 1st VP inauguration of Thomas R. Marshall
     (Vice presidency vacant throughout)
4  Fairbanks   Roosevelt   Stevenson   Morton  125 days
From: Mar 4, 1913 · 1st VP inauguration of Thomas R. Marshall
To: Jun 14, 1914 · Death of Adlai Stevenson I
5  Marshall   Fairbanks   Roosevelt   Stevenson   Morton  1 year, 102 days
From: Jun 14, 1914 · Death of Adlai Stevenson I
To: Jun 4, 1918 · Death of Charles W. Fairbanks
4  Marshall   Fairbanks   Roosevelt   Morton  3 years, 355 days
From: Jun 4, 1918 · Death of Charles W. Fairbanks
To: Jan 5, 1919 · Death of Theodore Roosevelt
3  Marshall   Roosevelt   Morton  215 days
From: Jan 5, 1919 · Death of Theodore Roosevelt
To: May 16, 1920 · Death of Levi P. Morton
2  Marshall   Morton  1 year, 132 days
From: May 16, 1920 · Death of Levi P. Morton
To: Mar 4, 1921 · VP inauguration of Calvin Coolidge
1  Marshall  292 days
From: Mar 4, 1921 · VP inauguration of Calvin Coolidge
To: Mar 4, 1925 · VP inauguration of Charles G. Dawes
2  Coolidge   Marshall  4 years, 0 days
From: Mar 4, 1925 · VP inauguration of Charles G. Dawes
To: Jun 1, 1925 · Death of Thomas R. Marshall
3  Dawes   Coolidge   Marshall  89 days
From: Jun 1, 1925 · Death of Thomas R. Marshall
To: Mar 4, 1929 · VP inauguration of Charles Curtis
2  Dawes   Coolidge  3 years, 276 days
From: Mar 4, 1929 · VP inauguration of Charles Curtis
To: Jan 5, 1933 · Death of Calvin Coolidge
3  Curtis   Dawes   Coolidge  3 years, 277 days
From: Jan 5, 1933 · Death of Calvin Coolidge
To: Mar 4, 1933 · 1st VP inauguration of John Nance Garner
2  Curtis   Dawes  58 days
From: Mar 4, 1933 · 1st VP inauguration of John Nance Garner
To: Feb 8, 1936 · Death of Charles Curtis
3  Garner   Curtis   Dawes  2 years, 341 days
From: Feb 8, 1936 · Death of Charles Curtis
To: Jan 20, 1941 · VP inauguration of Henry A. Wallace
2  Garner   Dawes  4 years, 347 days
From: Jan 20, 1941 · VP inauguration of Henry A. Wallace
To: Jan 20, 1945 · VP inauguration of Harry S. Truman
3  Wallace   Garner   Dawes  4 years, 0 days
From: Jan 20, 1945 · VP inauguration of Harry S. Truman
To: Jan 20, 1949 · VP inauguration of Alben W. Barkley
4  Truman   Wallace   Garner   Dawes  4 years, 0 days
From: Jan 20, 1949 · VP inauguration of Alben W. Barkley
To: Apr 23, 1951 · Death of Charles G. Dawes
5  Barkley   Truman   Wallace   Ganer   Dawes  2 years, 93 days
From: Apr 23, 1951 · Death of Charles G. Dawes
To: Jan 20, 1953 · 1st VP inauguration of Richard Nixon
4  Barkley   Truman   Wallace   Garner  1 year, 272 days
From: Jan 20, 1953 · 1st VP inauguration of Richard Nixon
To: Apr 30, 1956 · Death of Alben W. Barkley
5  Nixon   Barkley   Truman   Wallace   Garner  3 years, 101 days
From: Apr 30, 1956 · Death of Alben W. Barkley
To: Jan 20, 1961 · VP inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson
4  Nixon   Truman   Wallace   Garner  4 years, 265 days
From: Jan 20, 1961 · VP inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson
To: Jan 20, 1965 · VP inauguration of Hubert Humphrey
5  L. B. Johnson   Nixon   Truman   Wallace   Garner  4 years, 0 days
From: Jan 20, 1965 · VP inauguration of Hubert Humphrey
To: Nov 18, 1965 · Death of Henry A. Wallace
6  Humphrey   L. B. Johnson   Nixon   Truman   Wallace   Garner  302 days
From: Nov 18, 1965 · Death of Henry A. Wallace
To: Nov 7, 1967 · Death of John Nance Garner
5  Humphrey   L. B. Johnson   Nixon   Truman   Garner  1 year, 354 days
From: Nov 7, 1967 · Death of John Nance Garner
To: Jan 20, 1969 · 1st VP inauguration of Spiro Agnew
4  Humphrey   L. B. Johnson   Nixon   Truman  1 year, 74 days
From: Jan 20, 1969 · 1st VP inauguration of Spiro Agnew
To: Dec 26, 1972 · Death of Harry S. Truman
5  Agnew   Humphrey   L. B. Johnson   Nixon   Truman  3 years, 341 days
From: Dec 26, 1972 · Death of Harry S. Truman
To: Jan 22, 1973 · Death of Lyndon B. Johnson
4  Agnew   Humphrey   L. B. Johnson   Nixon  27 days
From: Jan 22, 1973 · Death of Lyndon B. Johnson
To: Dec 6, 1973 · Confirmation of Gerald Ford as VP
3  Agnew   Humphrey   Nixon  318 days
From: Dec 6, 1973 · Confirmation of Gerald Ford as VP
To: Dec 19, 1974 · Confirmation of Nelson Rockefeller as VP
4  Ford   Agnew   Humphrey   Nixon  1 year, 13 days
From: Dec 19, 1974 · Confirmation of Nelson Rockefeller as VP
To: Jan 20, 1977 · VP inauguration of Walter Mondale
5  Rockefeller   Ford   Agnew   Humphrey   Nixon  2 years, 32 days
From: Jan 20, 1977 · VP inauguration of Walter Mondale
To: Jan 13, 1978 · Death of Hubert Humphrey
6  Mondale   Rockefeller   Ford   Agnew   Humphrey   Nixon  358 days
From: Jan 13, 1978 · Death of Hubert Humphrey
To: Jan 26, 1979 · Death of Nelson Rockefeller
5  Mondale   Rockefeller   Ford   Agnew   Nixon  1 year, 13 days
From: Jan 26, 1979 · Death of Nelson Rockefeller
To: Jan 20, 1981 · 1st VP inauguration of George H. W. Bush
4  Mondale   Ford   Agnew   Nixon  1 year, 360 days
From: Jan 20, 1981 · 1st VP inauguration of George H. W. Bush
To: Jan 20, 1989 · VP inauguration of Dan Quayle
5  Bush   Mondale   Ford   Agnew   Nixon  8 years, 0 days
From: Jan 20, 1989 · VP inauguration of Dan Quayle
To: Jan 20, 1993 · 1st VP inauguration of Al Gore
6  Quayle   Bush   Mondale   Ford   Agnew   Nixon  4 years, 0 days
From: Jan 20, 1993 · 1st VP inauguration of Al Gore
To: Apr 22, 1994 · Death of Richard Nixon
7  Gore   Quayle   Bush   Mondale   Ford   Agnew   Nixon  1 year, 92 days
From: Apr 22, 1994 · Death of Richard Nixon
To: Sep 17, 1996 · Death of Spiro Agnew
6  Gore   Quayle   Bush   Mondale   Ford   Agnew  2 years, 148 days
From: Sep 17, 1996 · Death of Spiro Agnew
To: Jan 20, 2001 · 1st VP inauguration of Dick Cheney
5  Gore   Quayle   Bush   Mondale   Ford  4 years, 125 days
From: Jan 20, 2001 · 1st VP inauguration of Dick Cheney
To: Dec 26, 2006 · Death of Gerald Ford
6  Cheney   Gore   Quayle   Bush   Mondale   Ford  5 years, 340 days
From: Dec 26, 2006 · Death of Gerald Ford
To: Jan 20, 2009 · 1st VP inauguration of Joe Biden
5  Cheney   Gore   Quayle   Bush   Mondale  2 years, 25 days
From: Jan 20, 2009 · 1st VP inauguration of Joe Biden
To: Jan 20, 2017 · VP inauguration of Mike Pence
6  Biden   Cheney   Gore   Quayle   Bush   Mondale  8 years, 0 days
From: Jan 20, 2017 · VP inauguration of Mike Pence
To: Nov 30, 2018 · Death of George H. W. Bush
7  Pence   Biden   Cheney   Gore   Quayle   Bush   Mondale  1 year, 314 days
From: Nov 30, 2018 · Death of George H. W. Bush
To: (present)
6  Pence   Biden   Cheney   Gore   Quayle   Mondale  293 days
Starting and ending events Number living | names Timespan
Sources:[2][3][4]

Most and fewest living vice presidentsEdit

There have been two time periods with seven living vice presidents, the incumbent and six former vice presidents:[1]

There have been four time periods with only one living vice president:[5][6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Feinman, Ronald L. "Seven Living Vice Presidents, Most For Second Time In American History, And Longevity Of Presidents And First Ladies". The Progressive Professor. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Vice Presidential Inaugurations". aoc.gov. Washington, D.C.: Architect of the Capitol. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Vice President of the United States (President of the Senate)". .senate.gov. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Senate. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Inauguration Ceremonies". .senate.gov. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Senate. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  5. ^ Strock, Ian Randal (2016). Ranking the Vice Presidents: True Tales and Trivia, from John Adams to Joe Biden. Skyhorse Publishing. p. 17. ISBN 978-1-63144-061-8. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "Veeps: Hannibal Hamlin". Presidential History Geeks Journal, livejournal.com. September 2, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2018.

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