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  Order of succession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Generally, the line of succession is restricted to persons of the blood royal (compare morganatic marriage), that is to those born into or descended from the present royal family or a previous sovereign.
The persons in line to succeed to the throne are called "dynasts." Constitutions, statutes, house laws, and norms may regulate the number of dynasts and the qualifications of potential successors to the throne.
For example, the succession of Duchy of Burgundy in 1361 was resolved in favor of John, son of a younger daughter, on basis of proximity, because he was a closer cousin of the dead duke than Charles, the grandson of the elder daughter.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Line_of_Succession   (2975 words)

  
 United States presidential line of succession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The presidential line of succession defines who may become or act as President of the United States upon the incapacity, death, resignation, or removal from office (by impeachment and subsequent conviction) of a sitting President or a President-elect.
The line of succession is mentioned in three places in the Constitution: in Article II, Section 1, in Section 3 of the 20th Amendment, and in the 25th Amendment.
A concern that the succession line is ordered by the dates of creation of the various executive departments, without regard to the skills or capacities of the persons serving as their Secretary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession   (2745 words)

  
 Succession - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Succession begins with arrival of the pioneer species and leads eventually to establishment of a climax community.
In music or music theory, a succession is a series of any musical parameters including pitches, pitch classes, or simultaneities or simultaneity successions.
Succession may be thought of as a more general term for any possible progression, as in chord progression or harmonic progression, though not all simultaneity successions are harmonic progressions.
open-encyclopedia.com /Succession   (375 words)

  
 TAP: Web Feature: Line Dance. by Matthew Yglesias. September 24, 2003.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Under such circumstances, the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 dictates that the speaker of the House becomes the acting president, regardless of whether the two leaders are from the same party (on The West Wing they're not).
Current law dictates that cabinet officers follow legislative leaders in the succession hierarchy based on the chronological order in which their departments were created, meaning that the secretary of state goes first, followed by the secretaries of the treasury and defense and so forth down to the secretary of homeland security.
But assuming a succession crisis would likely arise from a war or a terrorist attack, the secretaries of defense and homeland security -- and possibly the attorney general -- are likely better suited to fill the presidency.
www.prospect.org /webfeatures/2003/09/yglesias-m-09-24.html   (1367 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Presidential line of succession
(The first African-American woman to enter the line of succession, at 13th in line, was Patricia Roberts Harris when she became Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 1977.)
The Secretary of Homeland Security (currently Tom Ridge, who has submitted his resignation pending the confirmation of Michael Chertoff) is not currently (as of February, 2005) in the line of succession.
In the event of the death of their superior, deputy secretaries only assume the responsibilities as "acting secretary" – positions which are not counted in the line of presidential succession.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Presidential-line-of-succession   (2423 words)

  
 The Monarchy Today > Ceremonies & pageantry > Succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
David Secombe, The Royal Collection © 2005, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II The basis for the succession was determined in the constitutional developments of the seventeenth century, which culminated in the Bill of Rights (1689) and the Act of Settlement (1701).
The succession to the throne is regulated not only through descent, but also by statute; the Act of Settlement confirmed that it was for Parliament to determine the title to the throne.
A Roman Catholic is specifically excluded from succession to the throne; nor may the Sovereign marry a Roman Catholic.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page389.asp   (289 words)

  
 President of the United States - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The United States presidential line of succession is a well-detailed list of government officials to serve or act as President upon a vacancy in the office due to death, resignation, or removal from office (by impeachment and conviction).
The line of 17 begins with the Vice President and ends with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Should it be necessary for someone lower on the line of succession to discharge the powers and duties of the office, they would do so as Acting President.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /president_of_the_united_states.htm   (5169 words)

  
 ch.ch : the public administration on-line: Succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Prior to doing that, they may request a beneficium inventarii or the official settlement of the succession, so as to better appraise the deceased's assets or to limit their liability.
Each heir may request the others for a partition of the estate at any time; in case of disagreement as to the partition, each heir is entitled to apply to the court entertaining jurisdiction over the deceased's latest domicile.
The ex officio administration of the succession is ordered by the competent authority appointed by the Canton in those cases foreseen by the law and, in particular, when not all the heirs are known or when it is impossible to contact them.
www.ch.ch /urn:ch:en:ch:ch.01.02.15:01   (260 words)

  
 Line of succession to the British Throne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The line of succession then follows the descendants of the person in line before going on to consider their siblings.
Anyone who is a Roman Catholic or who marries one is excluded from the throne under the Act of Settlement 1701.
HRH Princess Alexander of Hanover, Princess of Leiningen (b.1959), youngest sister of Prince Ernst August the Elder (her children are already in line of succession through their father)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Line_of_succession_to_the_British_throne   (4896 words)

  
 Line of Succession
An understanding of colonial inheritance laws is often very useful to genealogists.  When a person died intestate, the first person in the line of succession inherited all of the deceased’s land.
In other words, the line of succession is determined “downward” from the person who actually held title last, to include that person’s issue (children, grandchildren, etc.).  Later principles will address the case in which the person had no living descendants.
… the lineal descendants, in infinitum, of any person deceased shall represent their ancestor; that is, shall stand in the same place as the person himself would have done, had he been living.
www.genfiles.com /legal/primogeniture.htm   (971 words)

  
 Constitutional Topic: Presidential Line of Succession - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
The only exception to the line provided in the law states that to ascend to the Presidency, the next person in line must be constitutionally eligible.
Any person holding an office in the line of succession who, for example, is not a naturally-born citizen cannot become President.
The issue was taken up again in 1886, when the Congressional leadership was removed from the line and replaced with the Cabinet, with the Secretary of State falling first in line.
www.usconstitution.net /consttop_succ.html   (443 words)

  
 Line of Succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In hereditary monarchies the order of succession isfollowed in order to determine who becomes the new monarch when the old monarch diesor vacates the throne.
Generally, the line of succession isrestricted to persons of the blood royal (see: Morganaticmarriage), that is to those born into or descended from the present royalfamily or a previous sovereign.
The persons in line to succeed to the throne are called "dynasts." Constitutions,statutes, house laws, and norms mayregulate the number of dynasts and the qualifications of potential successors to the throne.
www.therfcc.org /line-of-succession-53532.html   (512 words)

  
 United States Presidential line of succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Presidential line of succession defines who may become or act as President of the United States of America, upon the death, resignation, or removal from office (by impeachment and subsequent conviction) of a current President.
The line of succession is mentioned in two places in the Constitution; in Article 2, Section 1 and the 25th Amendment.
Article 2, Section 1 provided that the Vice President was first in the line of succession and also provided that if neither the President nor Vice President can serve, the Congress shall provide law stating who is next in line.
usapedia.com /u/united-states-presidential-line-of-succession.html   (1165 words)

  
 Presidential line of succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Presidential line of succession defines who becomes President of the United States of America, upon the death, resignation, or removal from office (by impeachment) of a current President.
The Presidential Succession Act of 1792 established the President pro tempore of the Senate next in line of succession after the Vice President, followed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Presidential Succession Act of 1947, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman changed the order once again to the sequence we have today.
www.eurofreehost.com /pr/Presidential_line_of_succession.html   (338 words)

  
 Bush establishes line of succession for key Cabinet posts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has formalized the line of succession at several key federal agencies in case a Cabinet secretary is killed or incapacitated -- a housekeeping task with fresh meaning after Sept. 11.
The lines of succession were required after Congress passed the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998.
The latter is a largely ceremonial office traditionally held by the oldest senator in the party that controls the Senate.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /attack/51944_cabinet25.shtml   (560 words)

  
 Order of succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Salic Law (also called Agnatic Succession): refers to the complete exclusion of females of the dynasty and their descendants from the succession.
Generally, hereditary monarchies that operate under Salic Law (Agnatic Succession) also use primogeniture among male descendants in the male line to determine the rightful successor.
In republics, the national president is usually succeeded following death or resignation by the vice president, in turn followed by various office holders of the parliament or congress, and then members of the cabinet.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/order_of_succession   (590 words)

  
 THE PRESIDENTIAL LINE OF SUCCESSION: WHO'S NEXT?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The line of succession would then proceed through the cabinet officers in the order their departments were created.
This removed the conflict of interests that became obvious in the Johnson impeachment by removing members of Congress from the line of succession.
The Presidential line of succession is never important until it has to be used.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/presidents_and_first_ladies/33926   (1306 words)

  
 Business Line NRI : Succession issues in business families
We in India still have a feudal set up, with succession planning by the family patriarch being done too late in the life span of the business when such planning should actually happen in the first generation itself.
While he declined to comment on the succession planning and business split in the case of the four older Thapar brothers, which was completed earlier this year, sources said the entire plan took 12-18 months to materialise.
In fact, according to experts, in the absence of a will, under the Hindu Undivided Family law the shares of the individual are equally distributed among the immediate (first class) heirs such as the wife, sons and daughters, while the corporate shares remain parked wherever they are.
www.thehindubusinessline.com /bline/blnri/2004/11/26/stories/2004112602110200.htm   (830 words)

  
 Line of succession should still be addressed in S.R.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Line of succession should still be addressed in S.R. his week, Capt. Wesley Bomba returned to the South River Police Department after almost a year’s absence.
According to a borough ordinance, the next in line to be promoted to police chief is a captain.
Besides, even with Bomba as police chief, the line of succession can still be a murky area in the future.
suburban.gmnews.com /News/2000/0310/Editorials   (418 words)

  
 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Historical Minutes > 1787-1800 > Presidential Succession
Long before Secretary of State Alexander Haig assured the nation that he was in control during the crisis period following the 1981 shooting of President Ronald Reagan, members of the Senate had tried to block that cabinet officer's chances of temporarily assuming the duties of the presidency.
Early in the Second Congress, on February 20, 1792, the Senate joined the House in passing the Presidential Succession Act—a compromise measure that placed in the line of succession its president pro tempore, followed by the House Speaker.
Years later, in 1886, Congress responded to longstanding uneasiness with this arrangement by removing its two officers from the line of succession and substituting the president's cabinet members, by rank, beginning with the Secretary of State.
senate.gov /artandhistory/history/minute/Presidential_Succession.htm   (369 words)

  
 RootsWeb: DYFED-L [Dyfed] Line of succession to the British throne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Mayor issues executive order designating line of succession in case of mayoral disability
INDIANAPOLIS - Mayor Bart Peterson issued an executive order, his first of the year, which sets forth the line of succession should the mayor of Indianapolis not be able to exercise his or her authority as mayor.
If the office of mayor were vacant due to death, resignation, removal from office, incapacitation for more than six months or ceasing to be a county resident, the chief deputy mayor would become mayor.
However, state law does not provide a line of succession if both the mayor and the council president were incapacitated, or the line of succession should the chief deputy mayor be unable to fulfill those duties.
www.indygov.org /eGov/Mayor/PR/2004/2/20040216a.htm   (477 words)

  
 Line of Succession at Sringeri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The line of succession of Sankaracharyas at Sringeri is an unbroken one from the days of Sri Adi Sankaracharya and Suresvara.
The line of succession of the Sringeri matha reads like a veritable who's who in the history of post-Sankaran Advaita Vedanta.
Some of the early Acharyas in the Sringeri line of succession have had names ending in Giri, and one has been an Aranya (Vidyaranya), but most of them have been from the Bharati or Tirtha orders.
www.acsu.buffalo.edu /~vs28/Sringeri/line.html   (416 words)

  
 Garfield Ridge: Senate Changes Line Of Succession.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Evidently the US line of succession is getting a bit of a makeover to move the new post of Homeland Security Secretary up the list a bit.
July 27, 2005 06:39 AM I'm sure you know that the order of the cabinet departments in the line of succession was originally determined by the order in which the Cabinet posts were created.
July 27, 2005 09:14 AM I've always considered the line of succession to be pointless if or when the U.S. is truly kicked in the brass.
garfieldridge.typepad.com /garfieldridge/2005/07/senate_changes_.html   (960 words)

  
 Presidential line of succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the 1970s, House Speaker Carl Albert[?] came close during the Watergate crisis however, and was second in line to the Presidency during the period in which Richard Nixon had no Vice President and was widely expected to resign.
In 1981 Reagan Secretary of State Alexander Haig boldly proclaimed that he was "in charge" of the White House, after President Reagan was shot and Vice President Bush was detained overseas.
Though the formal list of Presidential succession only has 18 candidates, there are conspiracy theories about the existence of a much longer, secret list that ranks hundreds of politicians.
www.termsdefined.net /pr/presidential-line-of-succession.html   (791 words)

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