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Here are the greatest United States Vice Presidents, ranked from best to worst. Vote up on the good VPs, and vote down on the bad ones. 

When America remembers the best vice presidents, names like Lyndon Johnson and Al Gore often come up. Although they had their mistakes, these VPs contributed much to their nation. Of course, there were U.S. Vice Presidents who utterly failed at their jobs. George H.W. Bush's Vice President Dan Quayle often made a fool of himself in the media (the "potatoe" incident). 

On November 8, 2016, Governor of Indiana Mike Pence was elected as the 48th Vice President. Appointed chairman of President Donald Trump's transition team, Vice President Mike Pence serves an important role as a mediator between the President and congressional Republicans. 

Don't forget to rerank this list and make your own version of the greatest U.S. Vice Presidents.

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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican Party - 2nd Vice President (under John Adams), 1797-1801

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Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Theodore Roosevelt Republican Party - 25th Vice President (under William McKinley) - 1901

3
+ - 862 296
John Adams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
John Adams Federalist Party - 1st Vice President (under George Washington) - 1789-1797

4
+ - 887 395
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Harry S. Truman Democratic Party - 34th Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1945

5
+ - 890 764
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
George H. W. Bush Republican Party - 43rd Vice President (under Ronald Reagan) - 1981-1989

6
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Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Joe Biden Democratic Party - 47th Vice President (under Barack Obama) 2009 - Present

7
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Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic Party - 37th Vice President (under John F. Kennedy) - 1961-1963

8
+ - 602 581
Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Gerald Ford Republican Party - 40th Vice President (under Richard Nixon) - 1973-1974

9
+ - 424 433
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Calvin Coolidge Republican Party - 29th Vice President (under Warren G. Harding) - 1921-1923

10
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Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Al Gore Democratic Party - 45th Vice President (under Bill Clinton) - 1993-2001

11
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Hubert Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Hubert Humphrey Democratic Party - 38th Vice President (under Lyndon Johnson) - 1965-1969

12
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Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Richard Nixon Republican Party - 36th Vice President (under Dwight Eisenhower) 1953-1961

13
+ - 234 362
Chester A. Arthur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Chester A. Arthur Republican Party - 20th Vice President (under James Garfield) - 1881

14
+ - 201 414
John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
John Tyler 10th Vice President  (under William Henry Harrison) - 1841

15
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Dick Cheney is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Dick Cheney 46th Vice President (under George W. Bush) - 2001-2009

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+ - 292 418
Nelson Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Nelson Rockefeller Republican Party - 41st Vice President (under Gerald Ford) - 1974-1977

17
+ - 218 379
Martin Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Martin Van Buren Democratic Party - 8th Vice President (under Andrew Jackson) - 1933-1937

18
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John C. Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
John C. Calhoun Democratic Party - 7th Vice President (under John Quincy Adams) - 1825-1832

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+ - 338 541
Walter Mondale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Walter Mondale Democratic Party - 42nd Vice President (under Jimmy Carter) - 1977-1981

20
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Adlai Stevenson I is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Adlai Stevenson Democratic Party - 23rd Vice President (under Grover Cleveland) - 1893-1897

21
+ - 174 465
Andrew Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Andrew Johnson 16th Vice President (under Abraham Lincoln) - 1865

22
+ - 167 358
Henry A. Wallace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Henry A. Wallace 33rd Vice President (under Franklin Roosevelt) - 1941-1945

23
+ - 141 310
Charles G. Dawes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Charles G. Dawes Republican Party - 30th Vice President (under Calvin Coolidge) - 1925-1929

24
+ - 182 272
George Clinton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
George Clinton Democratic-Republican Party - 4th Vice President (under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison) 1805 - 1812

25
+ - 120 310
Thomas R. Marshall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Thomas R. Marshall Democratic Party - 28th Vice President (under Woodrow Wilson) - 1913-1921

26
+ - 116 305
Millard Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Millard Fillmore Know Nothing - 12th Vice President (under Millard Fillmore) 1849 - 1850

27
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Aaron Burr is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Aaron Burr Democratic-Republican Party - 3rd Vice President (under Thomas Jefferson) - 1801-1805

28
+ - 98 261
James S. Sherman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
James S. Sherman Republican Party - 27th Vice President (under William Howard Taft) - 1909-1912

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Hannibal Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Hannibal Hamlin 15th Vice President (under Abraham Lincoln) - 1861-1865

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+ - 112 256
Alben W. Barkley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Alben W. Barkley Democratic Party - 35th Vice President (under Harry Truman) 1949-1953

31
+ - 112 239
John Nance Garner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
John Nance Garner Democratic Party - 32nd Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1933-1941

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+ - 88 190
Charles Curtis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Charles Curtis Republican Party - 31st Vice President (under Herbert Hoover) 1929-1933

33
+ - 97 244
Garret Hobart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Garret Hobart Republican Party - 24th Vice President (under William McKinley) 1897 - 1899

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Dan Quayle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Dan Quayle Republican Party - 44th Vice President (under George H.W. Bush) 1989-1993

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+ - 91 193
Levi P. Morton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Levi P. Morton Republican Party - 22nd Vice President (under Benjamin Harrison) 1889-1893

36
+ - 104 173
Charles W. Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Charles W. Fairbanks Republican Party - 26th Vice President (under Theodore Roosevelt) 1905-1909

37
+ - 55 199
William A. Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
William A. Wheeler 19th Vice President (under Rutherford Hayes) 1877-1881

38
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Spiro Agnew is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Spiro Agnew Republican Party - 39th Vice President (under Richard Nixon) 1969-1973

39
+ - 72 192
Henry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Henry Wilson Republican Party - 18th Vice President (under Ulysses Grant) 1873-1875

40
+ - 74 192
George M. Dallas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
George M. Dallas Democratic Party - 11th Vice President (under James K. Polk) 1845-1849

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+ - 62 184
Richard Mentor Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Richard Mentor Johnson 9th Vice President (under Martin Van Buren) 1837-1841

42
+ - 66 187
Daniel D. Tompkins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Daniel D. Tompkins Democratic-Republican Party - 6th Vice President (under James Monroe) 1817-1825

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+ - 88 185
Elbridge Gerry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Elbridge Gerry Democratic-Republican Party - 5th Vice President (under James Madison) 1813-1814

44
+ - 59 260
William R. King is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
William R. King Democratic Party - 13th Vice President (under Franklin Pierce) 1853

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+ - 73 204
Schuyler Colfax is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Schuyler Colfax 17th Vice President (under Ulysses Grant) 1869-1873

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+ - 65 205
Thomas A. Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Thomas A. Hendricks Democratic Party - 21st Vice President (under Grover Cleveland) 1885