( Quick Links By Name )

| Charles Curtis | John Garner | Henry Wallace | Harry Truman | Alban Barkley |
| Richard Nixon | Lyndon Johnson | Hubert Humphrey | Spiro Agnew | Gerald Ford |
| Nelson Rockefeller | Walter Mondale | George Bush |



Charles Curtis
" 33rd Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Herbert Hoover"
( March 4, 1929 to March 3, 1933 )


Date & place of birth:
Charles Curtis

     January 25, 1860, Indian Land, Kansas ( Indian Reservation )

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     Februray 8, 1936, Washington, D.C., Heart Attack, Age 76

Place of burial:
     Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas

Also served:
     U.S. Congress, representing Kansas - ( 1893-1907 )
     U.S. Senate, representing Kansas - ( 1907-1913 & 1915-1929 )

Facts:

  • Last Vice President to wear a moustache
  • Was himself one-eighth Indian: his mother was one-quarter Kansas/Osage Indian and part Potawatomie Indian. As a result, Curtis is sometimes called "the first Indian Vice President"
  • He was a candidate for President for the Republican party in the 1928 campaign, but when Hoover was nominated by the Party he accepted the nomination for VP
  • Curtis was the first Vice President to take his oath of office with his hand on a Bible

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Curtis"



John Nance Garner
" 34th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Franklin Roosevelt"
( March 4, 1933 to March 4, 1941 - 2 Terms )


Date & place of birth:
John Garner

     November 22, 1868, place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     November 7, 1967, place unknown, cause unknown, Age 98

Place of burial:
     Uvalde Cemetery, Uvalde, Texas

Also served:
     Texas State Legislature - ( 1898-1902 )
     U.S. Congress, representing Texas - ( 1903-1933 )

Facts:

  • During the Democratic nominating convention, Garner was campaigning for himself to be nominated for President. After several ballots failed to produce a winner, he conceded the spot to Franklin Roosevelt and accepted the nomination to Vice President
  • When asked once about the value of the office of Vice President, Garner responded by saying, "It isn't worth a bucket of warm spit!"
  • Garner opposed Roosevelt's decision to break with Presidential tradition and run for a third term in 1940, and didn't appear on the ticket as VP for that year's campaign. Instead, he campaigned himself for the Democratic nomination for President against Roosevelt
  • When Garner turned 95 he received a phone call from then-President John F. Kennedy congratulating him

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Garner"



Henry A. Wallace
" 35th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Franklin Roosevelt"
( March 4, 1941 to March 3, 1945 )


Date & place of birth:
Henry A. Wallace

     October 7, 1888, place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     November 18, 1965, place unknown, cause unknown, Age 77

Place of burial:
     Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa

Also served:
     Secretary of Agriculture for Roosevelt - ( 1933-1940 )
     Secretary of Commerce for Roosevelt - ( 1945-1946 )

Facts:

  • Was the son of Henry C. Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture under Presidents Harding and Coolidge
  • Originally a Republican, Wallace converted to the Democratic Party in 1928 to support the Democratic Presidential candidate that year, Alfred E. Smith, who lost to Herbert Hoover

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Wallace"



Harry S. Truman
" 36th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Franklin Roosevelt"
( March 3, 1945 to April 12, 1945 )


Date & place of birth:
Harry S. Truman

     May 8, 1884, Lamar, Missouri

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     December 26, 1972, Independence, Missouri - Old Age - 88

Place of burial:
     Independence, Missouri

Also served:
     U.S. Senate - ( 1935-1945 )
     Vice President for Franklin Roosevelt - ( 1945 )

Facts:

  • He claimed to read the Bible daily and once said, "I'm a Baptist, if that means anything. Frankly, all the religion I have is found in the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount."
  • 1st President to receive over 24 million popular votes.
  • His middle initial of "S" doesn't stand for anything
  • It was Truman that popularized the saying, "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen."
  • A Confederate sympathizer, Truman's mother refused to sleep in Lincoln's bed during a White House visit
  • Was a grandnephew of "President John Tyler"
  • Truman was the first ex-President to receive a Medicare card
  • Nickname: "Give 'Em Hell Harry"

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Home of President Truman" in Independence, Missouri
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Harry S. Truman Presidental Library & Mueseum"
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Harry S. Truman National Historic Site"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President Harry S. Truman
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Bess (Wallace) Truman



No Vice President Served
" From April 12, 1945 to March 3, 1949 "



Alben William Barkley
" 37th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Harry Truman"
( March 3, 1949 to January 20, 1953 )


Date & place of birth:
Alben W. Barkley

     November 24, 1877, place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     April 30, 1956, Washington, D.C., Heart Attack, Age 79

Place of burial:
     Mt. Kenton Cemetery, Paducah, Kentucky

Also served:
     U.S. Congress, representing Kentucky - ( 1913-1927 )
     U.S. Senate, representing Kentucky - ( 1927-1949 & 1955-1956 )

Facts:

  • Barkley was the last Vice President born in a log cabin
  • Barkley was the first Vice President to be called the "Veep", a word coined by his 10 year-old grandson
  • In 1948 Alben Barkley became the first Vice President to get married while in office. Barkley, age 71, married Jane Hadley, age 38.

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Barkley"



Richard Milhous Nixon
" 38th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Dwight Eisenhower"
( January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961 )


Date & place of birth:
Richard Nixon

     January 9, 1913, Yorba Linda, California

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     April 22, 1994, New York City, New York - Old Age - 81

Place of burial:
     Yorba Linda, California (Nixon Library)

Also served:
     Vice President to Dwight Eisenhower - ( January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961 )
     U.S. Congress - ( 1947-1950 )
     U.S. Senate - ( 1951-1953 )

Facts:

  • Only President to ever resign from office
  • 1st President to receive over 47 million popular votes
  • 1st President to visit China
  • By coincidence Nixon was in Dallas on the day Kennedy was assassinated. He later noted that he didn't remember being there on that day.
  • He parted his hair to the right to hide a large scar resulting from a childhood accident.

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Nixon Presidental Library & Birth Place"
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Nixon"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President Richard Milhous Nixon
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Thelma Catherine Patricia (Ryan) Nixon



Lyndon Banies Johnson
" 39th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President John Kennedy"
( January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963 )
Became the - "36th President of the United States"


Date & place of birth:
Lyndon Johnson

     August 27, 1908, near Stonewall, Texas

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     January 22, 1973, Texas - Heart Attack - 64

Place of burial:
     near Pedemales, Texas

Also served:
     U.S. Congress - ( 1937-1949 )
     U.S. Senate - ( 1949-1961 )
     36th President of the United States

             ( November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969 )

Facts:

  • Only President to take the oath of office from a female official -- Judge Sarah T. Hughes
  • 1st President to receive over 43 million popular votes.
  • 1st incumbent president to meet with a pope
  • Johnson and his wife were married with a $2.50 wedding ring bought at Sears
  • Was the most politically experienced individual to become President
  • Nickname: "LBJ".

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Johnson Presidental Library & Mueseum"
     "Click Here" - to visit "President Johnson's Boyhood Home"
     "Click Here" - to visit President Johnson's home, the "LBJ Ranch"
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Johnson"
     "Click Here" - to read a "Biography" of President Lyndon Baines Johnson
     "Click Here" - to read a "Biography" of First Lady Claudia Alta (Taylor) Johnson



No Vice President Served
" From November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1965 "



Hubert Horatio Humphrey
" 40th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Lyndon Johnson"
( January 20, 1965 to January 20, 1969 )


Date & place of birth:
Hubert H. Humphrey

     May 27, 1911, place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     January 13, 1978, place unknown, cause unknown, Age 67

Place of burial:
     Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Also served:
     Mayor of Minneapolis - ( 1945-1949 )
     U.S. Senate, representing Minnesota - ( 1949-1965 )

Facts:

  • In 1960 he campaigned for the Democratic nomination for President but lost out to John F. Kennedy
  • In 1968 Humphrey was named the Democratic candidate for President but he lost to President Richard Nixon

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Humphrey"



Spiro T. Agnew
" 41st Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Richard Nixon"
( January 20, 1969 to October, 1973 - Resigned from Office )


Date & place of birth:
Spiro Agnew

     November 9, 1918, place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     September 19, 1996, place unknown, Leukemia, Age 78

Place of burial:
     Dulaney Memorial Gardens, Timonium, Maryland

Also served:
     Governor of Maryland - ( 1967-1969 )

Facts:

  • Agnew was caught in an investigation that had uncovered a kickback scheme that he'd been profiting from while he had been Governor of Maryland, and was continuing to profit from while serving as Vice President, but for which he had not been paying any Income Tax.
  • Pleaded no contest to one charge of Income Tax Evasion and resign as Vice President, in exchange for them not seeking any criminal charges against him
  • Was fined $10,000, and was placed on 3 years probation, all the while insisting he was innocent

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Agnew"



No Vice President Served
" From October, 1973 to December 6, 1973 "



Gerald Rudolph Ford
" 42nd Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Richard Nixon"
( December 6, 1973 to August 9, 1974 )
Became the - "38th President of the United States"


Date & place of birth:
Gerald Ford

     July 14, 1913, Omaha, Nebraska

Current Age:
     Ninety-One (91) - "Currently the oldest surviving President"

Also served:
     U.S. Congress - ( 1949-1973 )
     38th President of the United States

             ( August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977 )

Facts:

  • Only President not elected by the people to servce. He became vice president when Nixon's elected vice president, Spiro T. Agnew, resigned
  • Only President whose two assassination attempts against him were made by women
  • 1st Vice President appointed based on the 25th Amendment, passed only 6 years earlier.
  • Is one of four Presidents to live into his 90's The others: "John Adams", "Herbert Hoover" and "Ronald Reagan"
  • Was born as Leslie King, Jr. - Took the surname of his adoptive parents
  • Both Ford and his wife, Betty, had been models before their marriage.
  • Nickname: "Jerry".

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Ford Presidental Library & Museum"
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Gerald R. Ford Birthplace Garden"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President Gerald Rudolph Ford
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Elizabeth Anne (Bloomer) Ford



Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
" 43rd Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Gerald Ford"
( ?? to January 20, 1977 )


Date & place of birth:
Nelson Rockefeller

     July 8, 1908, place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     January 6, 1979, place unknown, Heart Attack, Age 71

Place of burial:
     Rockefeller Family Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York

Also served:
     Governor of New York 4 times - ( 1958-1973 )

Facts:

  • Ran for the Republican nomination for President in 1960, 1964, 1968 - unsuccessful each year

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Rockefeller"



Walter F. Mondale
" 44th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President James Carter"
( January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981 )


Date & place of birth:
Walter Mondale

     1928, place unknown

Also served:
     State Attorney General of Minnesota - ( 1961-1964 )
     U.S.Senate, representing Minnesota - ( 1965-1977 )

Facts:

  • Was the first Vice President to reside at the official home of the Vice President, the US Naval Observatory at 34th. Street in Washington
  • Mondale ran for President as the Democratic candidate against Ronald Reagan in 1984



George Herbert Walker Bush
" 45th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Ronald Reagan"
( January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989 )
Became the - "41st President of the United States"


Date & place of birth:
George Bush

     June 12, 1924, Milton, Massachusetts

Also served:
     U.S. Congress - ( 1967-1971 )
     41st President of the United States

             ( January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993 )

Facts:

  • Currently 80 years old
  • Only President to have been born in the month of June
  • Only President to have served as chairman of his political party
  • Was one of only two President that had a son also serve as President. His son being our current president, "George W. Bush". The other presidential father being "John Adams" whose son was "John Quincy Adams"
  • When he received his commission in 1943, he became, at age 19, the youngest pilot then in the Navy
  • Bush, distantly related to Benedict Arnold and Marilyn Monroe, is also related to Presidents "Franklin Pierce", "Abraham Lincoln", "Theodore Roosevelt", and "Gerald Ford". He is also distantly related to Winston Churchill

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the "George Bush Presidental Library & Museum" website
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President George Herbert Walker Bush
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Barbara (Pierce) Bush



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