Vice Presidents

Several political leaders across the world have served as vice-presidents of their countries for one or more than one term. Taking you through some of the prominent political leaders who have served as vice-presidents.

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 1 Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris
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Famous As: First Female Vice President of the United States
Birthdate: October 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

A Democrat politician and lawyer, Kamala Harris is the vice president-elect of the United States. She will assume the office on 20 January 2021, alongside President-elect Joe Biden.  Half-Indian, half-Jamaican, Harris is the first woman, the first Black person and the first Asian-American to be elected vice president.  

 2 Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney
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Famous As: 46th Vice President of the United States (2001-2009)
Birthdate: January 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

Dick Cheney was the vice president of the US from 2001 to 2009. He is considered to be one of the most powerful vice presidents ever and also one of the most unpopular politicians in the history of the US. He played an important role in America’s response to the September 11 attacks and backed the US invasion of Iraq.

 3 Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr
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Famous As: 3rd Vice President of United States
Birthdate: February 6, 1756
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: September 14, 1836

A soldier, lawyer and one of the founding Fathers of America, Aaron Burr rose to become the third Vice president of the United States. His turbulent political career, which included bitter rivalry with Alexander Hamilton, concluded when he mortally wounded Hamilton in a duel and was later charged with treason.

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 4 Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson
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Famous As: 17th President of the United States
Birthdate: December 29, 1808
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 31, 1875

The 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson assumed the presidency while serving as the vice president when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Born in poverty, Andrew Johnson did not attend school. However, he worked his way up to become a prominent politician—an inspiring story indeed!

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 5 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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Famous As: Ruler of Dubai
Birthdate: July 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dubai

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the current prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates. He has also been serving as the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai since 2006. He is credited with turning Dubai into a global city; he has overseen the development of several projects, such as the Palm Islands and Burj Khalifa

 6 Spiro Agnew

Spiro Agnew
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Famous As: 39th Vice President of the United States (1969-1973)
Birthdate: November 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: September 17, 1996
Spiro Agnew served as the U.S. vice-president under Richard Nixon, from 1969 to 1973; the governor of Maryland; and a Baltimore County executive. In 1973, he was forced to resign due to allegations of bribery, criminal conspiracy, extortion, and tax fraud. He wrote an autobiography and a novel, defending himself.
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 7 Walter Mondale

Walter Mondale
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Famous As: Former Vice President of the United States
Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ceylon, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 19, 2021

The 42nd vice president of the US, Walter Mondale is a lawyer by profession. Walter Mondale's interesting political career and his involvement in the infamous Apollo 1 accident, which occurred on 27 January 1967, have inspired several works of art, including the 1998 miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, where Mondale was played by John Slattery.

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 8 Dan Quayle

Dan Quayle
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Famous As: Former Vice President of the United States
Birthdate: February 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis

The 44th vice president of the US, Dan Quayle officially visited 47 countries, establishing strong international ties with most countries, during his vice presidency. In 1999, he joined a private-equity firm named Cerberus Capital Management and continues to play an important role as the chairman of its Global Investments division.

 9 Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson Rockefeller
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Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1974-77)
Birthdate: July 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Died: January 26, 1979
Grandson of businessman John D. Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller was the U.S. vice president from 1975 to 1977 and the New York governor from 1959 to 1973. An arts connoisseur, he was the president of the Museum of Modern Art. He had also worked with Franklin Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.

 10 Kenny Omega

Kenny Omega
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Transcona, Winnipeg, Canada

Kenny Omega is the ring name of Tyson Smith, a Canadian-born professional wrestler. He had a successful tenure in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) after which he joined All Elite Wrestling (AEW), in which he is an executive vice president as well. He also appears in Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide and Impact Wrestling. He considers himself straight edge. 

 

 11 Hubert Humphrey

Hubert Humphrey
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Famous As: Former Vice President of the United States (1965-1969)
Birthdate: May 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wallace, South Dakota, United States
Died: January 13, 1978

The 38th vice president of the USA, Hubert Humphrey was an early skeptic of the Vietnam War; however, he had no choice but to support the war effort as President Lyndon B. Johnson wanted the war to go on. Thanks to his popularity, several buildings have been named after Humphrey. He has also been portrayed by actors like Bradley Whitford.

 12 George Clinton

George Clinton
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Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1805-12)
Birthdate: July 26, 1739
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Little Britain, New York, United States
Died: April 20, 1812

George Clinton is one of the pioneers of funk music. He initially released multiple hits with the collective Parliament-Funkadelic and then launched a solo career with the album Computer Games and the singles Loopzilla and Atomic Dog. He has also lent his voice to the TV movie Freaknik: The Musical.

 13 John C. Breckinridge

John C. Breckinridge
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Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1857-61)
Birthdate: January 16, 1821
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 17, 1875

From being the youngest vice-president of the United States to joining the Confederate Army during the American civil war, John Breckinridge was a controversial figure in politics. While he was regarded as a shrewd military commander, the former Democratic Congressman was considered a traitor in the northern region. He fled the US after the Civil War but later on returned.

 14 Salva Kiir Mayardit

Salva Kiir Mayardit
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Famous As: President of South Sudan
Birthdate: September 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bahr el Ghazal

Sudanese rebel leader Salva Kiir Mayardit became the first president of South Sudan. In 2020, he signed an agreement with opposition leader and current vice president Riek Machar to share power and create a unified government, putting an end to a brutal civil war that has seen mass rapes and murders.

 15 Al Gore

Al Gore
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Al Gore was the Vice President of America from 1993 to 2001. He was also the Democratic Party’s candidate for the 2000 Presidential elections, but eventually lost to his Republican opponent George Bush. He is an environmentalist and a climate change activist. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, jointly with Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for his work.

 16 Mike Pence

Mike Pence
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Famous As: 48th Vice President of the United States (2017-2021)
Birthdate: June 7, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Columbus, Indiana, United States

The 48th vice president of the USA, Mike Pence was sworn into the office in 2017 and is also Donald Trump’s running mate in the 2020 election. Beginning his career as a lawyer and radio talk show host, the conservative politician later became a member of the US House of Representatives and was eventually elected the 50th governor of Indiana.

 17 Elbridge Gerry

Elbridge Gerry
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Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1813-14)
Birthdate: July 17, 1744
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 23, 1814

 18 Richard Mentor Johnson

Richard Mentor Johnson
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Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1837-41)
Birthdate: October 17, 1780
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: November 19, 1850

 19 Adlai Stevenson I

Adlai Stevenson I
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Famous As: 23rd Vice President of the United States (1893-97)
Birthdate: October 23, 1835
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christian County, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 14, 1914

 20 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
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Famous As: President of Argentina (2007-15), Vice President of Argentina (Since 2019)
Birthdate: February 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tolosa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lawyer-turned-politician Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is the incumbent vice president of Argentina. She had previously served as the president of her country and the national senator of Buenos Aires. Cristina became the first directly elected lady Argentine president, though her presidency was riddled with corruption scandals and protests.

 21 Mehriban Aliyeva

Mehriban Aliyeva
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

 22 Wang Qishan

Wang Qishan
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Famous As: Vice President of the People's Republic of China
Birthdate: July 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tsingtao, Shantung, Republic of China

 23 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: 1943 AD
Birthplace: Shindagha historic district, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Died: January 4, 2006

 24 Soong Ching-ling

Soong Ching-ling
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Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: January 27, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: May 29, 1981

Soong Ching-ling was a Chinese political figure. Referred to as Madame Sun Yat-sen, Soong is best known as the wife of Sun Yat-sen, who played a major role in the establishment of the Republic of China. Soong played a key role in China's politics before and after the formation of the People's Republic of China.  

 25 William R. King

William R. King
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Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1853)
Birthdate: April 7, 1786
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sampson County, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 18, 1853

William R. King served as the vice president of the U.S. in 1853 and died 45 days after assuming his duties. He was a representative from North Carolina and an Alabama senator. He led to the drafting of the Compromise of 1850 and had also been a minister to France.

 26 Werner Vogels

Werner Vogels
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Famous As: Computer scientist, Chief technology officer, Vice president
Birthdate: October 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ermelo

 27 Nouri al-Maliki

Nouri al-Maliki
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Famous As: Prime Minister of Iraq (2006-14), Vice President of Iraq (2014-15, 2016-18)
Birthdate: June 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hindiyah, Iraq

Former prime minister and vice president of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki was the grandson of reputed poet Muhammad Hasan Abi al-Mahasin. He later joined the outlawed Daʿwah party and escaped to Syria under the pseudonym Jawad after his link with the party was discovered. He later became the party leader.

 28 Charles W. Fairbanks

Charles W. Fairbanks
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Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1905-09)
Birthdate: May 11, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Union County, Ohio, United States
Died: June 4, 1918

 29 Garret Hobart

Garret Hobart
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Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1897-99)
Birthdate: June 3, 1844
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 21, 1899

 30 Gennady Yanayev

Gennady Yanayev
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perevoz, Russia
Died: September 24, 2010

 31 George M. Dallas

George M. Dallas
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Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1845-49)
Birthdate: July 10, 1792
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 31, 1864

 32 Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue
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Famous As: Vice President of Equatorial Guinea
Birthdate: June 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Equatorial Guinea

 33 Levi P. Morton

Levi P. Morton
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Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1889-93)
Birthdate: May 16, 1824
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shoreham, Vermont, United States
Died: May 16, 1920

 34 Margrethe Vestager

Margrethe Vestager
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Famous As: Executive Vice President
Birthdate: April 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glostrup, Denmark

 35 John Atta Mills

John Atta Mills
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: July 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tarkwa, Ghana
Died: July 24, 2012

 36 Thomas R. Marshall

Thomas R. Marshall
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: March 14, 1854
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Manchester
Died: June 1, 1925

 37 Daniel D. Tompkins

Daniel D. Tompkins
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Famous As: Sixth Vice President of the U.S.A
Birthdate: June 21, 1774
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Scarsdale
Died: June 11, 1825

 38 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bondo, Kenya
Died: January 20, 1994

 39 Foday Sankoh

Foday Sankoh
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Famous As: Vice President of Sierra Leone 1999 – 2000
Birthdate: October 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Masang Mayoso, Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone
Died: July 29, 2003

 40 Ignazio Cassis

Ignazio Cassis
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Famous As: President of Switzerland
Birthdate: April 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sessa, Ticino, Switzerland

The current president of Switzerland and FDP.The Liberals politician, Ignazio Cassis is also a qualified doctor of internal medicine, who has previously led the Swiss Medical Association as its vice president. He is also fluent in German, French, and Italian, and was initially an Italian citizen.

 41 James S. Sherman

James S. Sherman
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Famous As: 27th Vice President of the United States (1909-12)
Birthdate: October 24, 1855
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: October 30, 1912

 42 Lucia Topolansky

Lucia Topolansky
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Famous As: President of the Senate of Uruguay
Birthdate: September 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 43 Itamar Franco

Itamar Franco
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Famous As: Former President of Brazil
Birthdate: June 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brazilian territorial waters, Atlantic Ocean
Died: July 2, 2011

 44 David G. Burnet

David G. Burnet
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Famous As: Early politician within the Republic of Texas, serving as interim President of Texas (1836 and again in 1841)
Birthdate: April 14, 1788
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 5, 1870

 45 Ronnie Brunswijk

Ronnie Brunswijk
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Famous As: 8th Vice President of Suriname
Birthdate: March 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moiwana, Suriname

 46 Bruce Baumgartner

Bruce Baumgartner
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: November 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Haledon, New Jersey, United States

 47 Alexander Rutskoy

Alexander Rutskoy
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Famous As: Vice President of Russia from 10 July 1991 to 4 October 1993
Birthdate: September 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Russian politician and ex-Soviet military officer Alexander Rutskoy served as the only Vice President of Russia. He also served asthe Governor of Kursk Oblast for four years and is most noted for playing a key role during Russian constitutional crisis of 1993, when the Russian parliament impeached Russian president Boris Yeltsin and proclaimed Rutskoy as the acting president of Russia.

 48 Paulo Muwanga

Paulo Muwanga
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Famous As: 6th President of Uganda
Birthdate: 1924 AD
Birthplace: Uganda
Died: April 1, 1991

 49 Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme

Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme
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Famous As: 5th Vice President of Nigeria
Birthdate: October 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oko, Nigeria
Died: November 19, 2017

 50 Józef Beck

Józef Beck
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: October 4, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: June 5, 1944