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  1. The vice president of the United States ( VPOTUS) is the second-highest officer in the executive branch [8] [9] of the U.S. federal government, after the president of the United States, and ranks first in the presidential line of succession. The vice president is also an officer in the legislative branch, as the president of the Senate.

  2. Nine vice presidents have ascended to the presidency in this way – eight ( John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester A. Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry S. Truman, and Lyndon B. Johnson) through the president's death and one ( Gerald Ford) through the president's resignation.

    • Selection and Election
    • Duties
    • If The Vice President Dies Or Becomes President
    • Vice Presidents Who Became President
    • Living Former Vice Presidents

    Originally, the vice president was the person who got the second most electoral votes in the presidential election. This worked well until Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr tied in the election of 1800. After that, the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution said that the president and vice president are elected separately, and if they tie they would...

    The vice president only has one official duty. That is to preside over the Senate and to cast a vote in the Senate if there is a tie. However, recently the duties have been seen to include being a member of the president's Cabinet, or a top advisor to the president (Dick Cheney was the first vice president to take this duty the most seriously). The...

    Before 1967, if the president died, it was unclear whether the vice president was president or merely acting president. However, John Tylerand others who took over the office said they were not merely acting president. Also, if the vice president died, nobody was vice president until a new one was elected. This uncertainty was corrected after the a...

    The following vice presidents either became president after the death or resignationof the president, or were elected in their own right: 1. John Adams 2. Thomas Jefferson 3. Martin Van Buren 4. John Tyler 5. Millard Fillmore 6. Andrew Johnson 7. Chester Arthur 8. Theodore Roosevelt 9. Calvin Coolidge 10. Harry S Truman 11. Lyndon B. Johnson 12. Ri...

    Dan Quayle (age 75) since 1993
    Al Gore (age 74) since 2001
    Dick Cheney (age 81) since 2009
    Joe Biden (age 79) since 2017
    • The Honorable, (formal), Her excellency, (diplomatic), Madam Vice President, (formal)
    • John Adams, April 21, 1789
  3. Following the resignation of 39th vice president Spiro Agnew, Gerald Ford became the 40th vice president even though he was chosen to serve out the remainder of Agnew's second term. Then, after Ford succeeded to the presidency later in that same term, Nelson Rockefeller became the 41st vice president and served out the remainder of the term.

    Vice Presidency [a]
    Vice Presidency [a]
    Vice President
    Party [b]
    49
    January 20, 2021 – Present
    48
    January 20, 2017 - January 20, 2021
    47
    January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
    46
    January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
  4. Three vice presidents—Hannibal Hamlin, Charles G. Dawes, and Lyndon B. Johnson—were born on August 27 (in 1809, 1865, and 1908 respectively). This is the only day of the year having the birthday of multiple vice presidents. [1] The oldest living vice president is Dick Cheney, born on January 30, 1941 (age 81 years, 233 days).

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    Vice President
    Born
    Age At Start Of Vice Presidency
    49
    Oct 20, 1964
    56 years, 92 days Jan 20, 2021
    48
    Jun 7, 1959
    57 years, 227 days Jan 20, 2017
    47
    Nov 20, 1942
    66 years, 61 days Jan 20, 2009
    46
    Jan 30, 1941
    59 years, 356 days Jan 20, 2001
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  6. The Vice President of the United States ( VPOTUS) is the second-highest position in the executive branch of the United States, after the President. [ 1] The executive power of both the vice president and the president is granted under Article Two, Section One of the Constitution. The vice president is indirectly elected, together with the ...

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