Politics 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
1,650 424
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic-Republican Party
2nd Vice President (under John Adams), 1797-1801

2
1,696 318
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party
25th Vice President (under William McKinley) - 1901

3
1,162 426
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
1,193 557
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
1,276 1,038
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
1,885 1,463
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
865 1,060
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party
37th Vice President (under John F. Kennedy) - 1961-1963

8
825 815
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
584 603
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party
29th Vice President (under Warren G. Harding) - 1921-1923

10
1,133 1,372
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
525 654
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
749 1,125
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
320 512
Chester A. Arthur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party
20th Vice President (under James Garfield) - 1881

14
276 592
John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
10th Vice President  (under William Henry Harrison) - 1841

15
248 546
John C. Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party
7th Vice President (under John Quincy Adams) - 1825-1832

16
422 599
Nelson Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party
41st Vice President (under Gerald Ford) - 1974-1977

17
292 526
Martin Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party
8th Vice President (under Andrew Jackson) - 1933-1937

18
862 1,479
Dick Cheney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
46th Vice President (under George W. Bush) - 2001-2009

19
512 733
Walter Mondale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party
42nd Vice President (under Jimmy Carter) - 1977-1981

20
316 503
Adlai Stevenson I is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party
23rd Vice President (under Grover Cleveland) - 1893-1897

21
260 472
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
288 365
George Clinton is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
178 408
Thomas R. Marshall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Democratic Party
28th Vice President (under Woodrow Wilson) - 1913-1921

24
208 396
Charles G. Dawes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
Republican Party
30th Vice President (under Calvin Coolidge) - 1925-1929

25
230 657
Andrew Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time
16th Vice President (under Abraham Lincoln) - 1865