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The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time

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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list ordered by
  • 25th Vice President (under William McKinley) - 1901
  • 2nd Vice President (under John Adams), 1797-1801
  • John Adams
    3
    1st Vice President (under George Washington) - 1789-1797
  • 34th Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1945
  • 43rd Vice President (under Ronald Reagan) - 1981-1989
  • 29th Vice President (under Warren G. Harding) - 1921-1923
  • Gerald Ford
    7
    40th Vice President (under Richard Nixon) - 1973-1974
  • Joe Biden
    8
    47th Vice President (under Barack Obama) 2009 - Present
  • 37th Vice President (under John F. Kennedy) - 1961-1963
  • Walter Mondale
    10
    42nd Vice President (under Jimmy Carter) - 1977-1981
  • 26th Vice President (under Theodore Roosevelt) 1905-1909
  • Al Gore
    12
    45th Vice President (under Bill Clinton) - 1993-2001
  • Richard Nixon
    13
    36th Vice President (under Dwight Eisenhower) 1953-1961
  • 33rd Vice President (under Franklin Roosevelt) - 1941-1945
  • 38th Vice President (under Lyndon Johnson) - 1965-1969
  • 20th Vice President (under James Garfield) - 1881
  • 4th Vice President (under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison) 1805 - 1812
  • 35th Vice President (under Harry Truman) 1949-1953
  • 41st Vice President (under Gerald Ford) - 1974-1977
  • 15th Vice President (under Abraham Lincoln) - 1861-1865
  • 23rd Vice President (under Grover Cleveland) - 1893-1897
  • 30th Vice President (under Calvin Coolidge) - 1925-1929
  • 32nd Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1933-1941
  • 8th Vice President (under Andrew Jackson) - 1933-1937
  • 31st Vice President (under Herbert Hoover) 1929-1933