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Daniel Webster turned down running for Vice President because the vice president had so little to do that the men who occupied the job often didn't even come to Washington during their term.
Vice President Became President Days as President Re-election
John Tyler Harrison died of pneumonia in 1842
1,430
Didn't run for President
Millard Fillmore Taylor died in1850 from illness
969
Lost nomination.
Andrew Johnson Lincoln assassinated in 1865
1,419
Failed to win the nominationin1868
Chester A. Arthur Garfield was assassinated in 1881
1,262
Was not nominated
Theodore Roosevelt McKinley was assassinated in 1901
1,267
Elected to a full term. Did not run in 1908. Was defeated in 1912
Calvin Coolidge Harding died of a heart attack in 1923
580
Elected to a full term. Did not run for a second term.
Harry S. Truman Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1945
1,379
Elected to a full term but did not run again.
Lyndon B. Johnson Kennedy assassinated in 1963
425
Elected to a full term but didn't seek reelection in 1968
Gerald R. Ford Nixon resigned in 1974
895
Lost election to Jimmy Carter in 1976

Vice Presidents Tyler, Fillmore, A. Johnson, Arthur and Ford all became presidents, but were not reelected to the Presidency.

John C. Calhoun is the only person to serve as vice president for two different presidents. He was vice president under John Quincy Adams and under Andrew Jackson.

Spiro Agnew is the only Vice President to resign. (See my Historical Tidbits of more information.)

Before the Twenty-fifth Amendment in 1967, there wasn't a provision for filling a vacancy in the office of Vice President. As a result, the Vice Presidency was left vacant 16 times. Sometimes it was vacant for all most four years. The office of the Vice President would stay vacant until the next election and inauguration.

This happened eight times due to the death of the sitting president, resulting in the Vice Presidents becoming President. It occurred seven times due to the death of the sitting Vice President. I was vacant once when Vice President John C. Calhoun resigned to become a senator.

Quotes about Vice Presidents:

"The person with the best job in the country is the vice president. All he has to do is get up in the morning and ask 'How is the president?' Will Rogers

"The most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived." John Adams.



Sources:

The Presidents of the United States. 22 September 2004: http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/

Davis, Gibbs and Ilus. David A. Johnson. Wackiest White House Pets. New York: Scholastic Press, October 2004

James, Barber and Amy Pastan. Smithsonian Presidents and First Ladies. New York: DK Publishing, 2002

Kane, Joseph Natan. Facts about the Presidents from Washington to Johnson. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1964.

McCullough, Noah, The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia. Random House, USA, 2006

Pine, Joslyn, Presidential Wit and Wisdom: Memorable Quotes from George Washington to Barack Obama . Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 2009

Huffington Post web site.

Lang, Stephen, The Complete Book of Presidential Trivia, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, 2011

O'Reilly, Bill, and Dugard, Martin, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2011

St. George, Judith In the Line of Fire: Presidents' Lives at Stake , Scholastic Inc. New York, 2001

In addition to these books, I have also read and have used information from those listed on my Books About President page.

 

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