List of Vice Presidents of the United States by time in office

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This is a list of Vice President of the United States by time in office. The basis of the list is the difference between dates; if counted by number of calendar days all the figures would be one greater.

Since 1789, there have been 48 people sworn into office as Vice President of the United States. Of these, nine succeeded to the presidency during their term, seven died while in office, and two resigned. Since the adoption of the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution (February 10, 1967), when there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President nominates a successor who takes office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

Vice Presidents by time in office[edit]

Rank Vice President Length
in days
Order of vice presidency President served under
1
tie
Daniel D. Tompkins 2,922 6th • March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1825 James Monroe
Thomas R. Marshall 2,922 28th • March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1921 Woodrow Wilson
Richard Nixon 2,922 36th • January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower
George H. W. Bush 2,922 43rd • January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989 Ronald Reagan
Al Gore 2,922[a] 45th • January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton
Dick Cheney 2,922 46th • January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009 George W. Bush
Joe Biden 2,922 47th • January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017 Barack Obama
8 John Nance Garner 2,879[b] 32nd • March 4, 1933 – January 20, 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt
9 John Adams 2,874[c] 1st • April 21, 1789 – March 4, 1797 George Washington
10 John C. Calhoun 2,856 7th • March 4, 1825 – December 28, 1832[d] John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson
11 George Clinton 2,604 4th • March 4, 1805 – April 20, 1812[e] Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
12 Spiro Agnew 1,724 39th • January 20, 1969 – October 10, 1973[d] Richard Nixon
13
tie
Aaron Burr 1,461 3rd • March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1805 Thomas Jefferson
Martin Van Buren 1,461 1,4618th • March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1837 Andrew Jackson
Richard Johnson 1,461 9th • March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1841 Martin Van Buren
George M. Dallas 1,461 11th • March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849 James K. Polk
John C. Breckinridge 1,461 14th • March 4, 1857 – March 4, 1861 James Buchanan
Hannibal Hamlin 1,461 15th • March 4, 1861 – March 4, 1865 Abraham Lincoln
Schuyler Colfax 1,461 17th • March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1873 Ulysses S. Grant
William A. Wheeler 1,461 19th • March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881 Rutherford B. Hayes
Levi P. Morton 1,461 22nd • March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893 Benjamin Harrison
Adlai E. Stevenson 1,461 23rd • March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1897 Grover Cleveland
Charles W. Fairbanks 1,461 26th • March 4, 1905 – March 4, 1909 Theodore Roosevelt
Charles G. Dawes 1,461 30th • March 4, 1925 – March 4, 1929 Calvin Coolidge
Charles Curtis 1,461 31st • March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933 Herbert Hoover
Henry A. Wallace 1,461 33rd • January 20, 1941 – January 20, 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Alben W. Barkley 1,461 35th • January 20, 1949 – January 20, 1953 Harry S. Truman
Hubert Humphrey 1,461 38th • January 20, 1965 – January 20, 1969 Lyndon B. Johnson
Walter Mondale 1,461 42nd • January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Dan Quayle 1,461 44th • January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
31 Thomas Jefferson 1,460[a] 2nd • March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801 John Adams
32 James S. Sherman 1,336 27th • March 4, 1909 – October 30, 1912[e] William Howard Taft
33 Lyndon B. Johnson 1,036 37th • January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963[f] John F. Kennedy
34 Henry Wilson 993 18th • March 4, 1873 – November 22, 1875[e] Ulysses S. Grant
35 Garret Hobart 992[a] 24th • March 4, 1897 – November 21, 1899[e] William McKinley
36 Calvin Coolidge 881 29th • March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923[f] Warren G. Harding
37 Nelson Rockefeller 763 41st • December 19, 1974[g] – January 20, 1977 Gerald Ford
38 Elbridge Gerry 629 5th • March 4, 1813 – November 23, 1814[e] James Madison
39 Mike Pence 516[h] 48th • January 20, 2017 – Incumbent Donald Trump
40 Millard Fillmore 492 12th • March 4, 1849 – July 9, 1850[f] Zachary Taylor
41 Thomas A. Hendricks 266 21st • March 4, 1885 – November 25, 1885[e] Grover Cleveland
42 Gerald Ford 246 40th • December 6, 1973[g] – August 9, 1974[f] Richard Nixon
43 Chester A. Arthur 199 20th • March 4, 1881 – September 19, 1881[f] James A. Garfield
44 Theodore Roosevelt 194 25th • March 4, 1901 – September 14, 1901[f] William McKinley
45 Harry S. Truman 82 34th • January 20, 1945 – April 12, 1945[f] Franklin D. Roosevelt
46 William R. King 45 13th • March 4, 1853 – April 18, 1853[e] Franklin Pierce
47 Andrew Johnson 42 16th • March 4, 1865 – April 15, 1865[f] Abraham Lincoln
48 John Tyler 31 10th • March 4, 1841 – April 4, 1841[f] William Henry Harrison

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Of years evenly divisible by 100, only those evenly divisible by 400 are leap years. The years 1800 and 1900 are divisible by 100, but not by 400. as a result, the term of Thomas Jefferson (1797–1801) did not include a 366-day leap year, and so was one day shorter than a normal full term, as would have been the term of Garret Hobart (1897–1901) had he lived to finish it. The year 2000 is divisible by 400 and so did include one, thus Al Gore's second term (1997–2001) was not shorter than his first.
  2. ^ The 20th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1933) moved Inauguration Day from March 4 to January 20. The 1937 presidential inauguration was the first to take place on the new date. As a result, John Nance Garner's first term in office (1933–1937) was only 1,418 days long, 1 month and 12 days shorter than a normal term.
  3. ^ Due to logistical delays, John Adams assumed the office of Vice President 1 month and 17 days after the March 4, 1789 scheduled start of operations of the new government under the Constitution. As a result, his first term (1789–1793) was only 1,461 days long, and was the shortest term for a U.S. vice president who neither died in office nor resigned.
  4. ^ a b Resigned from office
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Died in office
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Succeeded to presidency.
  7. ^ a b Confirmed by U.S. Congress.
  8. ^ As of June 20, 2018.

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