Most Vice Presidents of the US were popular Senators in their times, who continued to serve the country even after completion of their Vice Presidential tenures. Owing to the extensive experiences they gather, they are considered as some of the most veteran leaders on the American mainland, even advising and guiding the President on sensitive national and international issues.
The Vice-President of the United States is elected for a period of four years. Just like the President, the Vice-President can hold office for a maximum of two terms. The United States has had three consecutive vice presidents to be elected to two terms. These include - Al Gore (1992, 1996), Dick Cheney (2000, 2004), and Joe Biden (2008, 2012). The first two consecutive vie presidents to serve two full terms include Al Gore (1993–2001) and Dick Cheney (2001–2009).
Election of the Vice President
- The Vice-President of the United States is elected by the Electoral College.
- During conventions, which are held after the completion of the primaries and caucuses, the political parties select a nominee to unite behind. During this time, a running mate is announced by the Presidential nominee.
- On Election Day, which is held in November, people vote for the electors, who, in turn, elect the President and the Vice-President of the country.
- The President and the Vice-President are elected by the Electoral College and to win the election, a candidate must win a majority of the electoral votes.
- The elector’s meeting is held on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December after the presidential election.
- The electors cast their vote for both the President and the vice president on separate ballots in their respective states.
- In case no candidate is able to secure the majority, the House of Representatives will choose the President and the Senate will choose the Vice-President.
Who is the Vice President of the United States?
Mike Pence, the 48th Vice President of the United States. He previously served as the 50th Governor of Indiana state from 2013 to 2017.
|VP Term||Image||Vice President Name||Vice-Presidential Period||Political Party||State of Birth|
|48th||Mike Pence||2017 – Incumbent||Republican||Indiana|
|45th||Al Gore||1993–2001||Democratic||Washington, D.C.|
|38th||Hubert Humphrey||1965–1969||Democratic||South Dakota|
|37th||Lyndon B Johnson||1961–1963||Democratic||Texas|
|34th||Harry S Truman||1945||Democratic||Missouri|
|33rd||Henry A Wallace||1941–1945||Democratic||Iowa|
|32nd||John Nance Garner||1933–1941||Democratic||Texas|
|28th||Thomas R Marshall||1913–1921||Democratic||Indiana|
|27th||James S Sherman||1909–1912||Republican||New York|
|25th||Theodore Roosevelt||1901||Republican||New York|
|24th||Garret Hobart||1897–1899||Republican||New Jersey|
|23rd||Adlai E Stevenson||1893–1897||Democratic||Kentucky|
|22nd||Levi P Morton||1889–1893||Republican||Vermont|
|19th||William Wheeler||1877–1881||Republican||New York|
|18th||Henry Wilson||1873–1875||Republican||New Hampshire|
|17th||Schuyler Colfax||1869–1873||Republican||New York|
|16th||Andrew Johnson||1865||Democratic||North Carolina|
|14th||John C Breckinridge||1857–1861||Democratic||Kentucky|
|13th||William King||1853||Democratic||North Carolina|
|12th||Millard Fillmore||1849–1850||Whig||New York|
|11th||George M Dallas||1845–1849||Democratic||Pennsylvania|
|9th||Richard M Johnson||1837–1841||Democratic||Kentucky|
|8th||Martin Van Buren||1833–1837||Democratic||New York|
|7th||John C Calhoun||1825–1832||Democratic-Republican||South Carolina|
|6th||Daniel D Tompkins||1817–1825||Democratic-Republican||New York|
|4th||George Clinton||1805–1812||Democratic-Republican||New York|
|3rd||Aaron Burr||1801–1805||Democratic-Republican||New Jersey|
Last Updated Date: March 10, 2017