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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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  • 2,345
    726
    Democratic-Republican Party
    2nd Vice President (under John Adams), 1797-1801
  • 2,349
    779
    Republican Party
    25th Vice President (under William McKinley) - 1901
  • 1,794
    742
    Federalist Party
    1st Vice President (under George Washington) - 1789-1797
  • 1,887
    1,071
    Democratic Party
    34th Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1945
  • 33rd Vice President (under Franklin Roosevelt) - 1941-1945
  • 777
    461
    Republican Party
    26th Vice President (under Theodore Roosevelt) 1905-1909
  • 741
    477
    Democratic Party
    35th Vice President (under Harry Truman) 1949-1953
  • 15th Vice President (under Abraham Lincoln) - 1861-1865
  • 1,988
    1,619
    Republican Party
    43rd Vice President (under Ronald Reagan) - 1981-1989
  • 1,006
    668
    Democratic Party
    23rd Vice President (under Grover Cleveland) - 1893-1897
  • 19th Vice President (under Rutherford Hayes) 1877-1881
  • 811
    526
    Democratic Party
    32nd Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1933-1941
  • 1,434
    1,317
    Republican Party
    40th Vice President (under Richard Nixon) - 1973-1974
  • 2,986
    2,788
    Democratic Party
    47th Vice President (under Barack Obama) 2009 - Present
  • 759
    559
    Democratic Party
    28th Vice President (under Woodrow Wilson) - 1913-1921
  • 650
    404
    Democratic Party
    11th Vice President (under James K. Polk) 1845-1849
  • 1,541
    1,592
    Democratic Party
    37th Vice President (under John F. Kennedy) - 1961-1963
  • 621
    510
    Republican Party
    27th Vice President (under William Howard Taft) - 1909-1912
  • 787
    865
    Republican Party
    20th Vice President (under James Garfield) - 1881
  • 20
    1,171
    1,186

    Walter Mondale

    Democratic Party
    42nd Vice President (under Jimmy Carter) - 1977-1981
  • 540
    589
    Republican Party
    24th Vice President (under William McKinley) 1897 - 1899
  • 543
    558
    Republican Party
    31st Vice President (under Herbert Hoover) 1929-1933
  • 977
    1,144
    Democratic Party
    38th Vice President (under Lyndon Johnson) - 1965-1969
  • 1,761
    1,988
    Democratic Party
    45th Vice President (under Bill Clinton) - 1993-2001
  • 691
    810
    Democratic-Republican Party
    4th Vice President (under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison) 1805 - 1812