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Thomas Jefferson 4Madison was the 4th president. James Madison 5Monroe was the 5th president. James Monroe 6Adams was the 6th president. John Quincy Adams 7Jackson was the 7th president. Andrew Jackson 8Van Buren was the 8th president. Martin van Buren 9Harrison was the 9th president. Harrison died in office Harrison 10Tyler was the 10th president. John Tyler 11Polk was the 11th president. James K. Polk 12Taylor was the 12th president. Taylor died in office Zachary Taylor 13Fillmore was the 13th president. Millard Fillmore 14Pierce was the 14th president. Franklin Pierce 15Buchanan was the 15th president. James Buchanan 16Lincoln was the 16th president. Lincoln was assasinated while in office. Abraham Lincoln 17Johnson was the 17th president. Andrew Johnson 18Grant was the 18th president. Ulysses S. Grant 19Hayes was the 19th president. Rutheford B. Hayes 20Garfield was the 20th president. Garfield was assasinated while in office. James Garfield 21Arthur was the 21st president. Chester A. Arthur 22Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th president. Grover Cleveland 23Harrison was the 23rd president. Benjamin Harrison 24Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th president. Grover Cleveland 25McKinley was the 25th president. McKinley was assasinated while in office and died on September 14, 1901. William McKinley 26Roosevelt was the 26th president. Theodore Roosevelt 27Taft was the 27th president. William Howard Taft 28Wilson was the 28th president. Woodrow Wilson 29Harding was the 29th president. Harding died while in office. Warren G. Harding 30Coolidge was the 30th president. Calvin Coolidge 31Hoover was the 31st president. Herbert Hoover 32Roosevelt was the 32nd president. Roosevelt died while in office. Franklin D. Roosevelt 33Truman was the 33rd president. Harry S. Truman 34Eisenhower was the 34th president. Dwight D. Eisenhower 35Kennedy was the 35th president. John F. Kennedy Kennedy was assasinated. 36Johnson was the 36th president. Lyndon B. Johnson 37Nixon was the 37th president. Richard M. Nixon 38Ford was the 38th president. Gerald R. Ford 39Carter was the 39th president. James E. Carter 40Reagan was the 40th president. Ronald W. Reagan 41George HW Bush was the 41st president. George HW Bush 42Clinton was the 42nd president. William J. Clinton 43George W Bush was the 43rd president. George W. Bush 44Obama was the 44th president. Barack H. Obama 45Trump is the 45th president. Donald J. Trump 46Biden is the 46th president. Joeseph R. Biden John Adams 1 Adams was a Federalist after 1795 and a Democratic-Republican after 1808. 2 Thomas Jefferson 3Burr was the 3rd vice-president. Aaron Burr 4Clinton was the 4th vice-president. George Clinton 5 Elbridge Gerry Vacant 6Tompkins was the 6th vice-president. Daniel D. Thompkins 7Calhoun was the 7th vice-president. John C. Calhoun 8Van Buren was the 8th vice-president. Martin van Buren 9Johnson was the 9th vice-president. Richard M. Johnson 10Tyler was the 10th vice-president. John Tyler Vacant 11Dallas was the 11th vice-president. George M. Dallas 12Fillmore was the 12th vice-president and 13th president. Millard Fillmore Vacant 13King was the 13th vice-president. King died while in office. William King Vacant 14Breckinridge was the 14th vice-president. John C. Breckinridge 15Hamlin was the 15th vice-president. Hannibal Hamlin 16Andrew Johnson was the 16th vice-president and 17th president. Andrew JohnsonLincoln chose a Democrat for his vice-president for national unity. Vacant 17Colfax was the 17th vice-president. Schuyler Colfax 18Wilson was the 18th vice-president. Wilson died while in office. Henry WilsonWilson was the 18th vice-president. Vacant 19Wheeler was the 19th vice-president. William A. WheelerWheeler was the 19th vice-president. 20Chester Arthur was the 20th vice-president and 21st president. Chester ArthurArthur was the 20th vice-president. Vacant 21Hendricks was the 21st vice-president. Hendricks died while in office. Thomas HendricksHendricks was the 21st vice-president. Vacant 22Morton was the 22nd vice-president. Levi P. Morton 23Stevenson was the 23rd vice-president. Adlai E. Stevenson 24Hobart was the 24th vice-president. Hobart died while in office on November 21, 1899. Garret A. Hobart Vacant 25Theodore Roosevelt was the 25th vice-president and 26th president. Roosevelt Vacant 26Fairbanks was the 26th vice-president. Charles W. Fairbanks 27Sherman was the 27th vice-president. Sherman died while in office. James S. Sherman 28Marshall was the 28th vice-president. Thomas R. Marshall 29Coolidge was the 29th vice-president and 30th president. Calvin Coolidge Vacant 30Dawes was the 30th vice-president. Charles G. Dawes 31Curtis was the 31st vice-president. Charles Curtis 32Garner was the 32nd vice-president. John N. Garner 33Wallace was the 33rd vice-president. Henry A. Wallace 34Harry Truman was the 34th vice-president and 33rd president. Harry Truman Vacant 35Barkley was the 35th vice-president. Alben W. Barkley 36Nixon was the 36th vice-president. Richard M. Nixon 37Johnson was the 37th vice-president and 36th president. Lyndon B. Johnson Vacant 38Humphrey was the 38th vice-president. Hubert H. Humphrey 39Agnew was the 39th vice-president. Spiro T. Agnew 40Ford was the 40th vice-president. Gerald Ford 41Rockefeller was the 41st vice-president. Nelson A. Rockfeller 42Mondale the 42nd vice-president. Walter F. Mondale 43George HW Bush was the 43nd vice-president and 41st president. George HW Bush 44Quayle was the 44th vice-president. James Danford Quayle 45Gore was the 45th vice-president. Albert A. Gore 46Cheney was the 46th vice-president. Richard B. Cheney 47Biden was the 47th vice-president. Joseph R. Biden 48Pence is the 48th vice-president. Michael R. Pence 49Harris is the 49th vice-president. Kamala D. Harris 1 Frederick Muhlenberg 2 Jonathan Trumbull 1 Frederick Muhlenberg 3 Jonathan Dayton Jonathan Dayton 4Sedgwick was the 4th speaker of the House. Theodore Sedgwick 5Macon was the 5th speaker of the House. Nathaniel Macon 6Varnum was the 6th speaker of the House. Joseph Bradley Varnum 7Clay was the 7th speaker of the House. Henry Clay 8Langdon Cheves was the 8th speaker of the House. Cheves 7Clay was the 7th speaker of the House. Henry Clay 9John W. Taylor was the 9th speaker of the House. Taylor 10Barbour was the 10th speaker of the House. Philip P. Barbour 7Clay was the 7th speaker of the House. Henry Clay 9Taylor was the 9th speaker of the House. John W. Taylor 11Stevenson was the 11th speaker of the House. Andrew Stevenson 12Bell was the 12th speaker of the House. John Bell 13Polk was the 13th speaker of the House. James K. Polk 14Hunter was the 14th speaker of the House. Robert MT Hunter 15White was the 15th speaker of the House. John White 16Jones was the 16th speaker of the House. John Jones 17Davis was the 17th speaker of the House. John W. Davis 18Winthrop was the 18th speaker of the House. Robert C. Winthrop 19Cobb was the 19th speaker of the House. Howell Cobb 20Boyd was the 20th speaker of the House. Linn Boyd 21Banks was the 21st speaker of the House. Nathaniel Banks 22Orr was the 22nd speaker of the House. James L. Orr 23Pennington was the 23rd speaker of the House. William Pennington 24Grow was the 24th speaker of the House. Galusha A. Grow 25Colfax was the 25th speaker of the House. Schutler Colfax 26Pomeroy was the 26th speaker of the House but served only one day—March 3, 1869. PomeroyPomeroy served as speaker for only one day. Blaine was speaker for the rest of the year. 27Blaine was the 27th speaker of the House. James G. Blaine 28Kerr was the 28th speaker of the House. Kerr died while in office. Michael Kerr 29Randall was the 29th speaker of the House. Samuel J. Randall 30Keifer was the 30th speaker of the House. J. Warren Keifer 31Carlisle was the 31st speaker of the House. John G. Carlisle 32Reed was the 32nd speaker of the House. Thomas B. Reed 33Crisp was the 33rd speaker of the House. Charles F. Crisp 32Reed was the 32nd speaker of the House. Thomas B. Reed 34Reed was the 34th speaker of the House. David B. Henderson 35Cannon was the 35th speaker of the House. Joseph G. Cannon 36Clark was the 36th speaker of the House. Champ B. Clark 37Gillett was the 37th speaker of the House. Frederick H. Gillett 38Longworth was the 38th speaker of the House. Nicholas Longworth 39Longworth was the 39th speaker of the House. John N. Garner 40Rainey was the 40th speaker of the House. Rainey died while in office. Henry Rainey 41Byrns was the 41st speaker of the House. Byrns died while in office. Jo Byrnes 42Bankhead was the 42nd speaker of the House. Bankhead died while in office. William Bankhead 43Rayburn was the 43rd speaker of the House. Sam Rayburn 44Martin was the 44th speaker of the House. Joseph W. Martin Jr. 43Rayburn was the 43rd speaker of the House. Sam Rayburn 44Martin was the 44th speaker of the House. Joseph W. Martin Jr. 43Rayburn was the 43rd speaker of the House. Rayburn died while in office on November 16, 1961. Sam Rayburn 45McCormack was the 45th speaker of the House. John W. McCormack 46Albert was the 46th speaker of the House. Carl Albert 47O%27Neill was the 47th speaker of the House. Thomas P. “Tip” O'Neill 48Wright was the 48th speaker of the House. Jim Wright 49Foley was the 49th speaker of the House. Thomas S. Foley 50Gingrich was the 50th speaker of the House. Newt Gingrich 51Hastert was the 51st speaker of the House. Dennis Hastert 52Pelosi was the 52nd speaker of the House. Nancy P. Pelosi 53Boehner was the 53rd speaker of the House. John A. Boehner 54Ryan was the 54th speaker of the House. Paul D. Ryan 52Relosi is the 52nd speaker of the House. Nancy P. Pelosi 55McCarthy is the 55nd speaker of the House. McCarthy 56 is the 56nd speaker of the House. Johnson John Adams Thomas Jefferson Aaron Burr George Clinton Eldridge Gerry John Gaillard Daniel Thompkins John C. Calhoun Martin van Buren Richard M. Johnson John Tyler Willie Mangum George M. Dallas Millard Fillmore William R. King King died in office David Atchison John C. Breckinridge Hannibal Hamlin Andrew Johnson Foster was President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate. The vice-president position was vacant. Lafayette Foster Benjamin Wade Schuyler Colfax Henry Wilson Wilson died in office Ferry William A. Wheeler George F. Edmunds Hendricks Hendricks died in office John James Ingalls Levi P. Morton Adlai Stevenson Garret A. Hobart Hobart died in office Frye was President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate. The vice-president position was vacant. William P. Frye Charles W. Fairbanks James S. Sherman Sherman died in office Thomas R. Marshall Henry Cabot Lodge Charles Curtis James Eli Watson Joseph T. Robinson Alben W. Barkley Wallace H. White Jr. Scott W. Lucas Ernest McFarland Robert Taft William Knowland Lyndon B. Johnson Michael J. “Mike” Mansfield Robert Byrd Howard H. Baker Bob Dole Robert Byrd George J. Mitchell Bob Dole Trent Lott Thomas A. Daschle William H. Frist Harry M. Reid Mitch McConnell Chuck Schumer


Longest/shortest speakership

The longest speakership contests on record, lasting from December 3, 1855, to February 2, 1856, was for Nathaniel Banks. He was chosen on the 133rd ballot, receiving 103 votes out of 214 cast, or five less than an absolute majority.

Theodore M. Pomeroy served as the 26th speaker of the United States House of Representatives for one day, from March 3, 1869, to March 4, 1869. He decided to retire from politics on the second day.

Filibuser-proof majority

The Republicans have never held a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. The Democrats have had such a majority in these 20 years: 1941, 1942, 1959-68, 1970, 1975-78, 2001, and 2009-10.

25th Amendment

Before the ratification of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution on February 10, 1967, vice presidents who either died in office or had to assume the presidency could not be replaced. You'll see gaps (white space) in the chart where this has occurred. When Spiro Agnew resigned on October 10, 1973, the 25th Amendment allowed Nelson Rockfeller to become Gerald Ford's vice president.

Deadly streak

The years from 1933 to 1940 were deadly for House speakers. Speaker Henry Rainey died on August 19, 1934. He was replaced by Speaker Jo Byrnes who died on June 4, 1936. Speaker Byrnes was replaced by William Bankhead who stayed alive until September 15, 1940.The streak was broken by Speaker Sam Rayburn who stayed alive for the duration of his speakership.