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

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