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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
    2,405
    672

    Thomas Jefferson

    Democratic-Republican Party
    2nd Vice President (under John Adams), 1797-1801
  • 2
    2,376
    717

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Republican Party
    25th Vice President (under William McKinley) - 1901
  • 3
    1,833
    679

    John Adams

    Federalist Party
    1st Vice President (under George Washington) - 1789-1797
  • 4
    1,902
    1,002

    Harry S. Truman

    Democratic Party
    34th Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1945
  • 5
    998
    682
    33rd Vice President (under Franklin Roosevelt) - 1941-1945
  • 6
    708
    442

    Charles W. Fairbanks

    Republican Party
    26th Vice President (under Theodore Roosevelt) 1905-1909
  • 7
    723
    504

    John Nance Garner

    Democratic Party
    32nd Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1933-1941
  • 8
    1,994
    1,596

    George H. W. Bush

    Republican Party
    43rd Vice President (under Ronald Reagan) - 1981-1989
  • 9
    901
    689

    Adlai Stevenson

    Democratic Party
    23rd Vice President (under Grover Cleveland) - 1893-1897
  • 10
    786
    553
    15th Vice President (under Abraham Lincoln) - 1861-1865
  • 11
    605
    482

    Alben W. Barkley

    Democratic Party
    35th Vice President (under Harry Truman) 1949-1953
  • 12
    2,990
    2,618

    Joe Biden

    Democratic Party
    47th Vice President (under Barack Obama) 2009 - Present
  • 13
    588
    410
    19th Vice President (under Rutherford Hayes) 1877-1881
  • 14
    546
    406

    George M. Dallas

    Democratic Party
    11th Vice President (under James K. Polk) 1845-1849
  • 15
    645
    552

    Thomas R. Marshall

    Democratic Party
    28th Vice President (under Woodrow Wilson) - 1913-1921
  • 16
    1,437
    1,299

    Gerald Ford

    Republican Party
    40th Vice President (under Richard Nixon) - 1973-1974
  • 17
    545
    459

    James S. Sherman

    Republican Party
    27th Vice President (under William Howard Taft) - 1909-1912
  • 18
    1,442
    1,640

    Lyndon B. Johnson

    Democratic Party
    37th Vice President (under John F. Kennedy) - 1961-1963
  • 19
    518
    501

    Garret Hobart

    Republican Party
    24th Vice President (under William McKinley) 1897 - 1899
  • 20
    563
    613

    Charles G. Dawes

    Republican Party
    30th Vice President (under Calvin Coolidge) - 1925-1929
  • 21
    520
    468

    Charles Curtis

    Republican Party
    31st Vice President (under Herbert Hoover) 1929-1933
  • 22
    1,697
    2,067

    Al Gore

    Democratic Party
    45th Vice President (under Bill Clinton) - 1993-2001
  • 23
    1,277
    1,645

    Richard Nixon

    Republican Party
    36th Vice President (under Dwight Eisenhower) 1953-1961
  • 24
    706
    909

    Chester A. Arthur

    Republican Party
    20th Vice President (under James Garfield) - 1881
  • 25
    476
    518

    Levi P. Morton

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