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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
    2,407
    675

    Thomas Jefferson

    Democratic-Republican Party
    2nd Vice President (under John Adams), 1797-1801
  • 2
    2,383
    717

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Republican Party
    25th Vice President (under William McKinley) - 1901
  • 3
    1,835
    682

    John Adams

    Federalist Party
    1st Vice President (under George Washington) - 1789-1797
  • 4
    1,907
    1,006

    Harry S. Truman

    Democratic Party
    34th Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1945
  • 5
    1,003
    688
    33rd Vice President (under Franklin Roosevelt) - 1941-1945
  • 6
    710
    445

    Charles W. Fairbanks

    Republican Party
    26th Vice President (under Theodore Roosevelt) 1905-1909
  • 7
    723
    509

    John Nance Garner

    Democratic Party
    32nd Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1933-1941
  • 8
    2,001
    1,603

    George H. W. Bush

    Republican Party
    43rd Vice President (under Ronald Reagan) - 1981-1989
  • 9
    906
    694

    Adlai Stevenson

    Democratic Party
    23rd Vice President (under Grover Cleveland) - 1893-1897
  • 10
    789
    559
    15th Vice President (under Abraham Lincoln) - 1861-1865
  • 11
    608
    487

    Alben W. Barkley

    Democratic Party
    35th Vice President (under Harry Truman) 1949-1953
  • 12
    2,999
    2,634

    Joe Biden

    Democratic Party
    47th Vice President (under Barack Obama) 2009 - Present
  • 13
    592
    416
    19th Vice President (under Rutherford Hayes) 1877-1881
  • 14
    550
    409

    George M. Dallas

    Democratic Party
    11th Vice President (under James K. Polk) 1845-1849
  • 15
    649
    557

    Thomas R. Marshall

    Democratic Party
    28th Vice President (under Woodrow Wilson) - 1913-1921
  • 16
    1,444
    1,305

    Gerald Ford

    Republican Party
    40th Vice President (under Richard Nixon) - 1973-1974
  • 17
    549
    461

    James S. Sherman

    Republican Party
    27th Vice President (under William Howard Taft) - 1909-1912
  • 18
    1,450
    1,646

    Lyndon B. Johnson

    Democratic Party
    37th Vice President (under John F. Kennedy) - 1961-1963
  • 19
    522
    506

    Garret Hobart

    Republican Party
    24th Vice President (under William McKinley) 1897 - 1899
  • 20
    565
    619

    Charles G. Dawes

    Republican Party
    30th Vice President (under Calvin Coolidge) - 1925-1929
  • 21
    522
    474

    Charles Curtis

    Republican Party
    31st Vice President (under Herbert Hoover) 1929-1933
  • 22
    1,703
    2,073

    Al Gore

    Democratic Party
    45th Vice President (under Bill Clinton) - 1993-2001
  • 23
    1,277
    1,655

    Richard Nixon

    Republican Party
    36th Vice President (under Dwight Eisenhower) 1953-1961
  • 24
    709
    913

    Chester A. Arthur

    Republican Party
    20th Vice President (under James Garfield) - 1881
  • 25
    478
    522

    Levi P. Morton

    Republican Party
    22nd Vice President (under Benjamin Harrison) 1889-1893