Every Presidential Candidate’s Running Mate Since WWII #infographic

 

Every Presidential Candidate’s Running Mate Since WWII #infographic

Ever after the U.S. The Constitution was first adopted, and there were 48 vice presidents. In seeing the nation through conflicts, economic expansions and contractions, a global pandemic, and much more, they helped presidents.

The success of a president depends on the strength of his staff, so it is only natural that the choice for a VP carries considerable weight as a second-in-command. They can also make or break the competition to win a spot in the White House in certain cases.

We take a look in this graphic at the hand-picked running mates of presidential hopefuls since 1940, including the upcoming elections in November 2020.

More than once Running

The graphic highlights 33 running partners, of which nine more than once ran for VP. Here's how they equate their number of words and who went on to become an eventual presidential candidate:

Republicans Richard Nixon and George H. W. Bush are the first two running mates since WWII to have served as president after becoming vice presidents for two previous terms, unless Joe Biden wins in November 2020.

Earlier Gigs

Prior to running on the big ticket, what career directions did aspiring VPs take?

Interestingly, before opting to enter politics, 2 of the 3 running mates profiled in today's graphic had a previous experience as a lawyer.

The former professional football player Jack Kemp, who was chosen as the running mate for Bob Dole 's unsuccessful presidential bid in 1996, is a curious exception to the traditional career path.

At the Right Hand of the President

In the event that the incumbent president dies, resigns, or is suspended from power, the vice president is the first in line of succession to the Oval Office. Nine VPs have risen to the presidency in this way throughout history, three of which have happened since 1940.


Harry S. Truman rose to the Presidency after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945.

After the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson became President.

Spiro Agnew resigned in 1973 following reports of government corruption. After Nixon's post-Watergate resignation in 1974, he was succeeded by Gerald Ford, who then became President.

Three presidents who have gone through the impeachment process, but were eventually acquitted by the Senate, are Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump. Otherwise, the list of VPs that end up as the commander-in - chief could look a lot more distinct.

Every Presidential Candidate’s Running Mate Since WWII #infographic

infographic by: www.visualcapitalist.com

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