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 (two full terms)
Thomas R. Marshall 2,922 28th • March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1921 Woodrow Wilson (two full terms)
Richard Nixon 2,922 36th • January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower (two full terms)
George H. W. Bush 2,922 43rd • January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989 Ronald Reagan (two full terms)
Al Gore 2,922[a] 45th • January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton (two full terms)
Dick Cheney 2,922 46th • January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009 George W. Bush (two full terms)
Joe Biden 2,922 47th • January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017 Barack Obama (two full terms)
8 John Nance Garner 2,879[b] 32nd • March 4, 1933 – January 20, 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt (two full terms)
9 John Adams 2,874[c] 1st • April 21, 1789 – March 4, 1797 George Washington (two full terms)
10 John C. Calhoun 2,856 7th • March 4, 1825 – December 28, 1832[d] John Quincy Adams (one full term) and then Andrew Jackson (one partial term)
11 George Clinton 2,604 4th • March 4, 1805 – April 20, 1812[e] Thomas Jefferson {one full term) and then James Madison (one partial term)
12 Spiro Agnew 1,724 39th • January 20, 1969 – October 10, 1973[d] Richard Nixon (one full term and then one partial term)
13
tie
Aaron Burr 1,461 3rd • March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1805 Thomas Jefferson (one full term)
Martin Van Buren 1,461 8th • March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1737 Andrew Jackson (one full term)
Richard Johnson 1,461 9th • March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1741 Martin Van Buren (one full term)
George M. Dallas 1,461 11th • March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1749 James K. Polk (one full term)
John C. Breckinridge 1,461 14th • March 4, 1857 – March 4, 1861 James Buchanan (one full term)
Hannibal Hamlin 1,461 15th • March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1737 Abraham Lincoln (one full term)
Schuyler Colfax 1,461 17th • March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1873 Ulysses S. Grant (one full term)
William A. Wheeler 1,461 19th • March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881 Rutherford B. Hayes (one full term)
Levi P. Morton 1,461 22nd • March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893 Benjamin Harrison (one full term)
Adlai E. Stevenson 1,461 23rd • March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1897 Grover Cleveland (one full term)
Charles W. Fairbanks 1,461 26th • March 4, 1905 – March 4, 1909 Andrew Jackson (one full term)
Charles G. Dawes 1,461 30th • March 4, 1925 – March 4, 1929 Calvin Coolidge (one full term)
Charles Curtis 1,461 31st • March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933 Herbert Hoover (one full term)
Henry A. Wallace 1,461 33rd • January 20, 1941 – January 20, 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt (one full term)
Alben W. Barkley 1,461 35th • January 20, 1949 – January 20, 1953 Harry S. Truman (one full term)
Hubert Humphrey 1,461 38th • January 20, 1965 – January 20, 1969 Lyndon B. Johnson (one full term)
Walter Mondale 1,461 42nd • January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter (one full term)
Dan Quayle 1,461 44th • January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush (one full term)
31 Thomas Jefferson 1,460[a] 2nd • March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801 John Adams (one full term)
32 James S. Sherman 1,336 27th • March 4, 1909 – October 30, 1912[e] William Howard Taft (one partial term)
33 Lyndon B. Johnson 1,036 37th • January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963[f] John F. Kennedy one partial term)
34 Henry Wilson 993 18th • March 4, 1873 – November 22, 1875[e] Ulysses S. Grant (one partial term)
35 Garret Hobart 992[a] 24th • March 4, 1897 – November 21, 1899[e] William McKinley (one partial term)
36 Calvin Coolidge 881 29th • March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923[f] Warren G. Harding (one partial term)
37 Nelson Rockefeller 763 41st • December 19, 1974[g] – January 20, 1977 Gerald Ford (one partial term)
38 Elbridge Gerry 629 5th • March 4, 1813 – November 23, 1814[e] James Madison (one partial term)
39 Millard Fillmore 492 12th • March 4, 1849 – July 9, 1850[f] Zachary Taylor (one partial term)
40 Mike Pence 326[h] 48th • January 20, 2017 – Incumbent Donald Trump (serving first term)
41 Thomas A. Hendricks 266 21st • March 4, 1985 – November 25, 1885[e] Grover Cleveland (one partial term)
42 Gerald Ford 246 40th • December 6, 1973[g] – August 9, 1974[f] Richard Nixon (one partial term)
43 Chester A. Arthur 199 20th • March 4, 1881 – September 19, 1881[f] James A. Garfield (one partial term)
44 Theodore Roosevelt 194 25th • March 4, 1901 – September 14, 1901[f] William McKinley (one partial term)
45 Harry S. Truman 82 34th • January 20, 1945 – April 12, 1945[f] Franklin D. Roosevelt (one partial term)
46 William R. King 45 13th • March 4, 1953 – April 18, 1853[e] Franklin Pierce (one partial term)
47 Andrew Johnson 42 16th • March 4, 1865 – April 15, 1865[f] Abraham Lincoln (one partial term)
48 John Tyler 31 10th • March 4, 1841 – April 4, 1841[f] William Henry Harrison (one partial term)

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 1,413 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 December 12, 2017.

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