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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 Roosevelt1
    2,270
    480

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Republican Party
    25th Vice President (under William McKinley) - 1901
  • Thomas Jefferson2
    2,096
    649

    Thomas Jefferson

    Democratic-Republican Party
    2nd Vice President (under John Adams), 1797-1801
  • John Adams3
    1,554
    642

    John Adams

    Federalist Party
    1st Vice President (under George Washington) - 1789-1797
  • Harry S. Truman4
    1,608
    896

    Harry S. Truman

    Democratic Party
    34th Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1945
  • George H. W. Bush5
    1,717
    1,490

    George H. W. Bush

    Republican Party
    43rd Vice President (under Ronald Reagan) - 1981-1989
  • Joe Biden6
    2,653
    2,385

    Joe Biden

    Democratic Party
    47th Vice President (under Barack Obama) 2009 - Present
  • Lyndon B. Johnson7
    1,311
    1,398

    Lyndon B. Johnson

    Democratic Party
    37th Vice President (under John F. Kennedy) - 1961-1963
  • Henry A. Wallace8
    631
    648
    33rd Vice President (under Franklin Roosevelt) - 1941-1945
  • George Clinton9
    587
    598

    George Clinton

    Democratic-Republican Party
    4th Vice President (under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison) 1805 - 1812
  • Al Gore10
    1,629
    1,827

    Al Gore

    Democratic Party
    45th Vice President (under Bill Clinton) - 1993-2001
  • Charles W. Fairbanks11
    389
    419

    Charles W. Fairbanks

    Republican Party
    26th Vice President (under Theodore Roosevelt) 1905-1909
  • Gerald Ford12
    1,184
    1,219

    Gerald Ford

    Republican Party
    40th Vice President (under Richard Nixon) - 1973-1974
  • John Nance Garner13
    416
    464

    John Nance Garner

    Democratic Party
    32nd Vice President (under Franklin D. Roosevelt) - 1933-1941
  • Chester A. Arthur14
    629
    686

    Chester A. Arthur

    Republican Party
    20th Vice President (under James Garfield) - 1881
  • Calvin Coolidge15
    837
    953

    Calvin Coolidge

    Republican Party
    29th Vice President (under Warren G. Harding) - 1921-1923
  • Hubert Humphrey16
    775
    979

    Hubert Humphrey

    Democratic Party
    38th Vice President (under Lyndon Johnson) - 1965-1969
  • Adlai Stevenson17
    574
    664

    Adlai Stevenson

    Democratic Party
    23rd Vice President (under Grover Cleveland) - 1893-1897
  • Hannibal Hamlin18
    461
    531
    15th Vice President (under Abraham Lincoln) - 1861-1865
  • Walter Mondale19
    849
    1,023

    Walter Mondale

    Democratic Party
    42nd Vice President (under Jimmy Carter) - 1977-1981
  • Daniel D. Tompkins20
    320
    379

    Daniel D. Tompkins

    Democratic-Republican Party
    6th Vice President (under James Monroe) 1817-1825
  • Martin Van Buren21
    516
    674

    Martin Van Buren

    Democratic Party
    8th Vice President (under Andrew Jackson) - 1933-1937
  • Alben W. Barkley22
    336
    465

    Alben W. Barkley

    Democratic Party
    35th Vice President (under Harry Truman) 1949-1953
  • Richard Nixon23
    1,099
    1,492

    Richard Nixon

    Republican Party
    36th Vice President (under Dwight Eisenhower) 1953-1961
  • Henry Wilson24
    279
    390

    Henry Wilson

    Republican Party
    18th Vice President (under Ulysses Grant) 1873-1875
  • William A. Wheeler25
    276
    386
    19th Vice President (under Rutherford Hayes) 1877-1881