America 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
1,566 384
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
1,611 303
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
1,098 405
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
1,132 531
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
1,194 995
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
1,769 1,382
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
806 1,000
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
773 773
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
555 571
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
1,068 1,304
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
692 1,065
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
504 615
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
300 482
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
260 555
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
237 510
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
795 1,420
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
282 492
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
393 567
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
482 700
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
297 483
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
237 455
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
270 350
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
166 390
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
221 618
Andrew Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
16th Vice President (under Abraham Lincoln) - 1865

25
195 380
Charles G. Dawes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 30th Vice President (under Calvin Coolidge) - 1925-1929

26
150 404
Millard Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Know Nothing - 12th Vice President (under Millard Fillmore) 1849 - 1850

27
236 620
Aaron Burr is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic-Republican Party - 3rd Vice President (under Thomas Jefferson) - 1801-1805

28
176 356
Hannibal Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
15th Vice President (under Abraham Lincoln) - 1861-1865

29
169 314
Alben W. Barkley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 35th Vice President (under Harry Truman) 1949-1953

30
135 333
James S. Sherman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 27th Vice President (under William Howard Taft) - 1909-1912

31
168 302
John Nance Garner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
RobLein added Democratic Party - 32nd Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1933-1941

32
358 824
Dan Quayle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 44th Vice President (under George H.W. Bush) 1989-1993

33
158 222
Charles W. Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 26th Vice President (under Theodore Roosevelt) 1905-1909

34
136 306
Garret Hobart is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 24th Vice President (under William McKinley) 1897 - 1899

35
121 259
Charles Curtis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 31st Vice President (under Herbert Hoover) 1929-1933

36
134 250
Levi P. Morton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 22nd Vice President (under Benjamin Harrison) 1889-1893

37
84 263
William A. Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
19th Vice President (under Rutherford Hayes) 1877-1881

38
103 260
Henry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 18th Vice President (under Ulysses Grant) 1873-1875

39
195 820
Spiro Agnew is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party - 39th Vice President (under Richard Nixon) 1969-1973

40
108 255
George M. Dallas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 11th Vice President (under James K. Polk) 1845-1849

41
130 248
Elbridge Gerry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic-Republican Party - 5th Vice President (under James Madison) 1813-1814

42
101 246
Daniel D. Tompkins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic-Republican Party - 6th Vice President (under James Monroe) 1817-1825

43
82 254
Richard Mentor Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
9th Vice President (under Martin Van Buren) 1837-1841

44
79 338
William R. King is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 13th Vice President (under Franklin Pierce) 1853

45
94 280
Thomas A. Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party - 21st Vice President (under Grover Cleveland) 1885

46
109 280
Schuyler Colfax is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
17th Vice President (under Ulysses Grant) 1869-1873