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Here Are All the People Who Became Vice President

24/7 Tempo Logo By John Harrington and Samuel Stebbins of 24/7 Tempo | Slide 1 of 50: It’s been said that the American vice president may be a heartbeat away from the most powerful office in the world. And on Aug. 11, 2020, California Sen. Kamala Harris made history after then presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden selected her as his running mate. Harris was the first woman of color, and third woman overall, to be nominated by a major political party as vice president. Today, she will become the first woman ever to hold the office of vice president.  In acknowledgment of this history-making event and Inauguration Day, 24/7 Tempo has compiled a list of the people who have served as vice president of the United States. Fourteen former vice presidents have become president, with more than half of them assuming the office after a chief executive had died. Three have received the Nobel Peace Prize, most recently Al Gore Jr. in 2007, though none got the award while in office. Two VPs have resigned and seven died while in office. Here is each president’s path to the Oval Office.

It’s been said that the American vice president may be a heartbeat away from the most powerful office in the world. And on Aug. 11, 2020, California Sen. Kamala Harris made history after then presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden selected her as his running mate. Harris was the first woman of color, and third woman overall, to be nominated by a major political party as vice president. Today, she will become the first woman ever to hold the office of vice president.

In acknowledgment of this history-making event and Inauguration Day, 24/7 Tempo has compiled a list of the people who have served as vice president of the United States.

Fourteen former vice presidents have become president, with more than half of them assuming the office after a chief executive had died. Three have received the Nobel Peace Prize, most recently Al Gore Jr. in 2007, though none got the award while in office. Two VPs have resigned and seven died while in office. Here is each president’s path to the Oval Office.

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