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Notable FactsVice-PresidentAdditional Information
Gave an apparently rambling and drunken speech during his inauguration ceremony as VP.
Was awarded the Silver Star by MacArthur, despite seeing little to no combat.
Famously blamed popular media, such as the show 'Murphy Brown,' for moral decay in the U.S.
26th VP of the United States, a city in Alaska is named for him.
In 1996, he published his memoirs entitled 'Standing Firm'
Won a Grammy award in 2009.
The only man to serve as both Speaker of the House and President of the Senate on the same day (March 4, 1933).
While he was Vice President, the official Vice Presidential residence was established at Number One Observatory Circle on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory.
Chairman and CEO of Halliburton Company from 1995 to 2000.
Was the longest-lived President and third-longest-lived Vice-President.
The only vice-president ever elected by the United States Senate.
His acceptance of the 1944 VP nomination was jokingly referred to as the second Missouri Compromise.
Was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in any field.
Was part of the longest-living post-presidential team in American history.
Was also the first president to have been born a U.S. citizen.
His close relationship with James Buchanan has prompted some to speculate that the two had a sexual relationship, though there is no direct evidence.
Nixon used his desk while in the oval office, thinking that it had belonged to someone else.
The first U.S. vice president to assume the office of president upon the death of his predecessor.
He and John Nance Garner were the only two Americans to have served as both House Speaker and VP.
Known as the father of modern political campaigning.
The only U.S. VP or President to have died on his birthday.
As president, earned the title, 'The Father of Civil Service.'
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Engaged in the impromptu 'Kitchen Debate' with Nikita Khrushchev concerning the merits of capitalism verus communism.
As VP, he once complained, 'My country has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.'
Remains the only Vice President (who did not also serve as President) whose portrait appeared on U.S. paper money.
Fled to Cuba fearing that he would be tried for treason following the Civil War.
Along with John C. Calhoun, was the only Vice-President to serve two Presidents.
Wrote, 'A Manual of Parliamentary Practice,' a version of which the U.S. Congress follows to this day.
He and President Grant formed the youngest presidential team in U.S. history until Clinton/Gore in 1993.
The longest-lived VP in U.S. history.
Known as the 'Great Nullificator' or 'Arch Nullifier'
In 2007 was co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
As VP, became the target of a satirical song by Tom Lehrer.
The only U.S. vice-president to have been a member of Alpha Phi Alpha.
He was the first person with significant acknowledged Native American ancestry to reach either of the two highest offices in the U.S. government.
Famously quiet, news of his death prompted Dorothy Parker to ask, 'How can they tell?'
Being relatively unknown, he was nominated to the 1876 Republican ballot purely as a joke.
While he served as governor, the Massachusetts legislature redrew the boundaries of the state legislature to favor his party.
As President of the Senate, cast more tie-breaking votes (29) than any other Vice-President.
The only Vice President in United States history to resign because of criminal charges.
In 1911, he became the first sitting Vice President to fly in an airplane.
His failed presidential bid was the only time in history that the Supreme Court may have determined the outcome of a presidential election.
To date the youngest vice president in U.S. history.
Had a common law wife named Julia Chinn, who was of 1/8 African ancestry.
Notable FactsVice-PresidentAdditional Information
He was the first Vice President from the Republican Party.
His presidential inauguration was the first ever televised nationally.
Introduced honeydew to China.
Was the last president to have been a WWII veteran.
Would become the only President of the United States who was never elected President or Vice-President.
Co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925.
Became president at the youngest age of any other U.S. president in history.
He almost became president when Cleveland secretly had his entire jaw removed (due to oral cancer) and replaced with an artificial device.
Served as VP for two consecutive terms, from 1817 to 1825, the last person to do so until the early 20th century.
On May 8, 1942, he delivered his famous speech, 'Century of the Common Man'
The oldest person to have served as VP.
Was the first vice president to have an office in the White House.
Has the distinction of being the first Roman Catholic Vice-President.
Elected as the first Governor of the State of New York in 1777.
Coined the term, 'Give 'em Hell Harry' while campaigning with Truman
Vice-President who served under James K. Polk
Fatally shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
He was the first Vice-President to die in office.
As McKinley's VP, he is considered one of the most powerful VPs in U.S. history.
He founded the private University of Buffalo, which today is the public SUNY Buffalo.
Most remembered for a leadership crisis following a stroke that incapacitated Wilson in October 1919.
Donated his entire salary as VP to programs to help inner-city families and fund arts programs.

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