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  Presidential Succession Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The act declared that, in the event of the death of both the President and Vice President, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate would act as President, followed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
As with the original 1792 act, the act of 1886 was never implemented, and no one below the Vice Presidency ever succeeded to the presidency, but again there were instances where, had the President died, resigned, or been removed from office, the Secretary of State would have succeeded to the office.
While not directly impacting the Presidential Succession Act per se, the ratification of the amendment has significantly reduced the likelihood (barring nuclear or terrorist attack) of a Speaker of the House of Representatives being needed to act as President.
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 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 current such law governing succession is the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, codified as 3 USC 19 (Section 19 of Title 3 of the U.S. Code).
The act was contentious because of conflict between the Federalists and Republicans.
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 The Federalist Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 1947 Act is probably unconstitutional because it appears that the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate are not "Officers" eligible to act as President within the meaning of the Succession Clause [5].
Presidential succession is traumatic enough when the successor is from the President's own party, as in the case of the assassination of John Kennedy in 1963 or the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974.
That the placement of congressional officers in the succession mechanism might be manipulated for partisan purposes was evident during the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
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 Presidential Succession Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Presidential Succession Act of 1947 (codified as Title 3, Chapter 1, Section 19 of the United States Code) establishes the order of succession to the office of President of the United States in the event neither a President nor Vice President is able to "discharge the powers and duties of the office."
As six former Secretaries of State had gone on to be elected President in their own right, and as no Congressional leaders had done so to that time, the change was widely accepted.
Following the assassination of President John Kennedy in 1963 and fully now in the Cold War mindset, Congress submitted, and the states quickly ratified, the 25th amendment to the Constitution, which permitted the President to nominate a Vice President should the Vice Presidency become vacant.
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 Presidential Succession Act biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Presidential Succession Act (formally Title 3, Chapter 1, Section 19 of the United States Code) establishes the order of succession to the office of President of the United States in the event neither a President nor Vice President is able to "discharge the powers and duties of the office."
The first version of the Presidential Succession Act was adopted in 1792, establishing that in the event of the death of the President and Vice President, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate would act as President, followed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
In 1886 a new version of the act was enacted by Congress, removing the Congressional officers and replacing them with the officers of the Cabinet; the Secretary of State being first in line after the Vice President.
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 PH@school: The Living Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Presidential Succession Act of 1947 is the current law determining the order of succession in case of the President's death, resignation, or removal from office.
Later, in 1886, Congress changed the presidential succession, removing the House and Senate members in favor of cabinet heads, who would succeed to the presidency in the order of their departments' creation.
The order of succession in the 1947 Act was suggested by President Harry Truman, who had assumed the presidency upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945.
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 Encyclopedia: Presidential Succession Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
See: United States presidential line of succession 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.
Acting President of the United States is a temporary office in the government of the United States, established under the auspices of the Constitution of the United States, particularly its 25th Amendment (ratified in 1967).
Amendment XXV (the Twenty-fifth Amendment) of the United States Constitution clarifies an ambiguous provision of the Constitution regarding succession to the Presidency, and established procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President as well as responding to Presidential disabilities.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Presidential-Succession-Act   (3423 words)

  
 Succession - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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.
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 PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION ACT FACTS AND INFORMATION
The Presidential Succession Act of 1947 (codified as Title 3, Chapter 1, Section 19 of the United_States_Code) establishes the order of succession to the office of President_of_the_United_States in the event neither a President nor Vice President is able to "discharge the powers and duties of the office."
The act declared that, in the event of the death of both the President and Vice President, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate would act as President, followed by the Speaker_of_the_House_of_Representatives.
While not directly impacting the Presidential Succession Act per se, the ratification of the amendment has significantly reduced the likelihood (barring nuclear or terrorist attack) of a Speaker_of_the_House_of_Representatives being needed to act as President.
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 TAP: Web Feature: Line Dance. by Matthew Yglesias. September 24, 2003.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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.
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 Presidential Succession Act
Presidential succession refers to the procedure for replacing the president (or vice president) in the event of death or some other form of removal.
A Presidential Succession Act of 1792 provided that after the vice president, the next officials in line would be the president pro tempore (presiding officer) of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
This reverence for executives played a part in the passage of the Presidential Succession Act of 1886, which dropped the politicians (president pro tempore and Speaker) from the line of succession and installed the cabinet secretaries in the order in which their departments were created.
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 Presidential Succession Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The purpose of this hearing is to explore the need for changes to the Presidential Succession Act, the Federal statute that governs the transfer of power in the event that there is a simultaneous vacancy in the office of the presidency and the vice presidency.
He has spoken and frequently written about the Presidential Succession Act, and he has introduced a bill, H.R. 2749, the Presidential Succession Act of 2003 that would allow the President to choose between possible successors in the event there is neither a President nor Vice President to discharge the powers and duties of the presidency.
Presidential nominees would in effect tell the American people, even as they are running, who not only their Vice President, who their running mate is, but who they plan to name for this second in line, and the election itself would confer some legitimacy on that person.
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 United_States_Presidential_Line_of_Succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The act was contentious because of conflict between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists.
In 1981, after President Reagan was shot – at a time when Vice President Bush was traveling in Texas – Secretary of State Alexander Haig responded to a reporter's question regarding who was running the government by stating that he was "in charge" at the White House.
In the event of the death of their superior, deputy secretaries only assume the responsibilities as "acting secretary" — positions that are not counted in the line of presidential succession.
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 Presidential Succession Act of 2003
This Act may be cited as the `Presidential Succession Act of 2003'.
`(4) A person acting as Speaker pro tempore shall not be treated for purposes of this section as holding the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives.
`(i) During the period that any individual acts as President under this section, his compensation shall be at the rate then provided by law in the case of the President.'.
www.theorator.com /bills108/hr2749.html   (758 words)

  
 Presidential Succession
Early in that new Congress, on February 20, 1792, the Senate passed the Presidential Succession Act, placing in line of succession its president pro tempore, followed by the House Speaker.
Modifies succession requirements relating to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore to specify, instead, persons holding the office of Speaker or President pro tempore at the time of the need for the succession.
Exempts an acting President from automatic resignation of his or her current office if such person's service as acting President is based in whole or in part on the temporary incapacity of the President or Vice President.
www.doctorzebra.com /prez/a_succession.htm   (1397 words)

  
 Areas of Investigation: Presidential Succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Provision is sometimes made on extraordinary occasions, such as the State of the Union Address, to exclude the attendance of one person in the line of succession in case disaster was to strike.
All of the people in the line of succession are in Washington, DC, raising the possibility of a cataclysmic event that would knock out everyone in line to the presidency.
Recently, on September 16, 2003, the Senate Judiciay and Rules Committees held a joint hearing to discuss the complexities of presidential succession and the possible need and methods for reform.
www.continuityofgovernment.org /investigation/succession.html   (400 words)

  
 Knowledge King - Presidential Succession Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Presidential Succession Act (formally Title 3, Chapter 1, Section 19 of the United States Code) set the succession of the U.S. presidency in the event there is neither a President nor Vice President to "discharge the powers and duties of the office."
President Harry S. Truman signed the act into United States law on July 18, 1947.
The text of the act, as it was comprised in 2002, is below:
www.knowledgeking.net /encyclopedia/p/pr/presidential_succession_act.html   (225 words)

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