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September 17, 2007

A Short History of the Vice Presidency

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A short history of the vice presidency - John Tyler (Whig)

John Tyler (Whig)

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JOHN TYLER (WHIG), 1841
BOSS: William Henry Harrison
POWER INDEX: A 19th-century James Bond villain
ACHIEVEMENTS: Successfully argued that he should become president after his boss died — not just "acting president" as many interpreted the Constitution.
VP WISDOM: "I can never consent to being dictated to as to what I shall do or not do."


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