Tag Archives: US Vice Presidents

Calvin Coolidge and Hell

In 1920, the office of Vice President was considered a geopolitical accommodation, thus inconsequential. Calvin Coolidge, Vice Presidential Candidate Few vice presidential resumes were more inconsequential than that of Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933). Born in Vermont, he graduated Amherst College and … Continue reading

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William R. King: The VEEP Who Never Was

The office of Vice President was merely an afterthought to our Constitution’s founders. It was so insignificant that for nearly 39 years(!), the office remained empty. The Early VEEPS For the first twelve years of the USA being the USA, … Continue reading

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Chester Alan Arthur: “Nobody’s Damn Business”

Chester Alan Arthur, known only by his distinctive and imposing whiskers, is one of the least known and least studied of our Presidents.  Chester Alan Arthur: The Basic Facts Chester Alan Arthur (1830-1886) was a clergyman’s son, born in Vermont … Continue reading

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The Vice Presidency, A Peculiar Institution

The office of the Vice President of the United States, until the mid-twentieth century, could be summed as perfectly respectable with a dose of public ridicule. Vice Presidential Impressions According to the Constitution, the Vice President’s only proscribed duty is … Continue reading

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