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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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Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party
25th Vice President (under William McKinley) - 1901
2
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic-Republican Party
2nd Vice President (under John Adams), 1797-1801
3
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
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
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
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
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party
29th Vice President (under Warren G. Harding) - 1921-1923
8
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
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party
37th Vice President (under John F. Kennedy) - 1961-1963
10
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
Hubert Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party
38th Vice President (under Lyndon Johnson) - 1965-1969
12
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party
36th Vice President (under Dwight Eisenhower) 1953-1961
13
George Clinton is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
Chester A. Arthur is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party
20th Vice President (under James Garfield) - 1881
15
Walter Mondale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Walter Mondale Democratic Party
42nd Vice President (under Jimmy Carter) - 1977-1981
16
Adlai Stevenson I is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party
23rd Vice President (under Grover Cleveland) - 1893-1897
17
Nelson Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party
41st Vice President (under Gerald Ford) - 1974-1977
18
Charles W. Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party
26th Vice President (under Theodore Roosevelt) 1905-1909
19
John Nance Garner is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
Alben W. Barkley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party
35th Vice President (under Harry Truman) 1949-1953
21
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
Charles G. Dawes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party
30th Vice President (under Calvin Coolidge) - 1925-1929
23
Martin Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party
8th Vice President (under Andrew Jackson) - 1933-1937
24
Hannibal Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
15th Vice President (under Abraham Lincoln) - 1861-1865
25
Dick Cheney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
46th Vice President (under George W. Bush) - 2001-2009