Politics The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time  

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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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1
1,614 410
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic-Republican Party - 2nd Vice President (under John Adams), 1797-1801

2
1,664 314
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 25th Vice President (under William McKinley) - 1901

3
1,137 421
John Adams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Federalist Party - 1st Vice President (under George Washington) - 1789-1797

4
1,171 548
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 34th Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1945

5
1,243 1,026
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 43rd Vice President (under Ronald Reagan) - 1981-1989

6
1,846 1,432
Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 47th Vice President (under Barack Obama) 2009 - Present

7
847 1,035
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 37th Vice President (under John F. Kennedy) - 1961-1963

8
807 800
Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 40th Vice President (under Richard Nixon) - 1973-1974

9
572 595
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 29th Vice President (under Warren G. Harding) - 1921-1923

10
1,114 1,347
Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 45th Vice President (under Bill Clinton) - 1993-2001

11
727 1,104
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 36th Vice President (under Dwight Eisenhower) 1953-1961

12
519 642
Hubert Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 38th Vice President (under Lyndon Johnson) - 1965-1969

13
312 501
Chester A. Arthur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 20th Vice President (under James Garfield) - 1881

14
271 577
John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
10th Vice President  (under William Henry Harrison) - 1841

15
245 533
John C. Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 7th Vice President (under John Quincy Adams) - 1825-1832

16
839 1,463
Dick Cheney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
46th Vice President (under George W. Bush) - 2001-2009

17
291 511
Martin Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 8th Vice President (under Andrew Jackson) - 1933-1937

18
410 588
Nelson Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 41st Vice President (under Gerald Ford) - 1974-1977

19
500 722
Walter Mondale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 42nd Vice President (under Jimmy Carter) - 1977-1981

20
310 493
Adlai Stevenson I is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 23rd Vice President (under Grover Cleveland) - 1893-1897

21
253 464
Henry A. Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
33rd Vice President (under Franklin Roosevelt) - 1941-1945

22
282 360
George Clinton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic-Republican Party - 4th Vice President (under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison) 1805 - 1812

23
176 400
Thomas R. Marshall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 28th Vice President (under Woodrow Wilson) - 1913-1921

24
206 388
Charles G. Dawes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 30th Vice President (under Calvin Coolidge) - 1925-1929

25
226 640
Andrew Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
16th Vice President (under Abraham Lincoln) - 1865