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  Vice President of the United States - Richard B. Cheney
Vice President Richard B. Cheney has had a distinguished career as a businessman and public servant, serving four Presidents and as an elected official.
Vice President's Remarks at the 84th National Convention of the Marine Corps League
The Vice President is authorized to nominate individuals to the United States Military, Naval, and Air Force Academies.
www.whitehouse.gov /vicepresident   (518 words)

  Vice President - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In politics, a vice president is a politician whose primary function is to replace the president on the event of his or her death or resignation.
Vice Presidents are often elected jointly with the president as his or her running mate, elected separately, or appointed independently after the president's election.
In Germany, the de facto vice president is the President of the Bundesrat (upper house) and in France it is the speaker of the Senate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vice_president   (587 words)

 Vice President of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is a strong convention within the U.S. Senate that the Vice President not use his position as President of the Senate to influence the passage of legislation or act in a partisan manner, except in the case of breaking tie votes.
John Adams, the first Vice President, described it as "the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived." Even 150 years later, 32nd Vice President John Nance Garner famously described the office as "not worth a pitcher of warm piss" (at the time reported with the bowdlerization "spit").
The 12th Amendment discourages the Vice President from legally residing in the same state as the President, as Electors must vote for at least one candidate not in the same state as themselves.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vice_President_of_the_United_States   (3221 words)

 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > People > Officers & Staff > Vice President of the United States ...
Although the office of vice president did not exist under the Continental Congresses or the Articles of Confederation, the concept of a concurrently elected successor to the executive was not without precedent for the framers of the Constitution in 1787.
While vice presidents have used their votes chiefly on legislative issues, they have also broken ties on the election of Senate officers, as well as on the appointment of committees in 1881 when the parties were evenly represented in the Senate.
Of the fourteen vice presidents who fulfilled their ambition by achieving the presidency, eight succeeded to the office on the death of a president, and four of these were later elected president.
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Vice_President.htm   (6117 words)

 Vice President
The Regional Vice President must be a voting delegate or in the electing region at the time of election and throughout the two year term.
Vice Presidents shall not be eligible to succeed themselves; provided, however, that a Regional Vice President serving the unexpired turn of predecessor shall be eligible for nomination for one succeeding full term.
In the event a regional vice president resigns or becomes incapacitated or is removed, the other candidate for Vice President is invited to succeed that Vice Presidency.
www.wsu.edu /NASPA5/VicePresident.htm   (1670 words)

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