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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  • Theodore Roosevelt
    3,484 votes
    Republican Party
    25th Vice President (under William McKinley) - 1901
  • Thomas Jefferson
    3,481 votes
    Democratic-Republican Party
    2nd Vice President (under John Adams), 1797-1801
  • John Adams
    2,774 votes
    Federalist Party
    1st Vice President (under George Washington) - 1789-1797
  • Harry S. Truman
    2,990 votes
    Democratic Party
    34th Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1945
  • George H. W. Bush
    3,637 votes
    Republican Party
    43rd Vice President (under Ronald Reagan) - 1981-1989
  • Calvin Coolidge
    2,070 votes
    Republican Party
    29th Vice President (under Warren G. Harding) - 1921-1923