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Vice Presidents

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1cyderry
Editado: Jun 16, 2009, 6:33pm

While researching the information re: the losing candidates I located this table that showed the tie-breaking votes of the Vice Presidents and thought some of you might be interested.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Vice_Presidents%27_tie-breaking_votes

2TheOneandOnly
Jun 17, 2009, 12:21am

I just ordered Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr by Nancy Isenberg and I am looking forward to reading about Burr, who is an amazing "character" in American history.

3infopump
Editado: Jan 1, 2011, 1:57pm

Here's a list of United States Vice Presidents by time in office
Here's a list of the 47 Vice Presidents in Chronological Order




#01 - John Adams
Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams by Joseph J. Ellis - finished 8/5/2009
#02 - Thomas Jefferson
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis - finished 8/7/2009
#03 - Aaron Burr
Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr by Nancy Isenberg - finished 8/30/2009
#04 - George Clinton
George Clinton : Yeoman Politician of the New Republic by John P. Kaminski - finished 9/19/2009
#05 - Elbridge Gerry
Elbridge Gerry, founding father and republican statesman by George Athan Billias - finished 9/30/2009
#06 - Daniel D. Tompkins
Daniel D. Tompkins: Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States by Ray W Irwin - finished 10/31/2009
http://theboweryboys.blogspot.com/2010/06/daniel-d-tompkins.html
#07 - John C. Calhoun
John C. Calhoun American Portrait by Margaret L. Coit - finished 12/22/2009
#08 - Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren and the American Political System by Donald B Cole - finished 1/14/2010
#09 - Richard M. Johnson
The life and times of Colonel Richard M. Johnson of Kentucky by Leland Winfield Meyer - reading
#10 - John Tyler, Jr.
John Tyler, the Accidental President by Edward P. Crapol - finished 2/22/2010
#11 - George M. Dallas
George Mifflin Dallas : Jacksonian patrician by John M. Belohlavek - finished 3/10/2010
#12 - Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore by Robert J. Scarry - finished 4/11/2010
#13 - William Rufus King - No Full Length Biography
http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/william_king.pdf
#14 - John Cabell Breckinridge
John Cabell Breckinridge by Lucille Stillwell - finished 5/26/2010
#15 - Hannibal Hamlin
Hannibal : the life of Abraham Lincoln's first vice president - by Mark Scroggins - finished 10/8/2010
#16 - Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson and the uses of constitutional power by James E. Sefton - finished 11/1/2010
#17 - Schuyler Colfax
Schuyler Colfax; the changing fortunes of a political idol by Willard H. Smith - finished 12/12/2010
#18 - Henry Wilson
Cobbler in Congress; the life of Henry Wilson, 1812-1875 by Richard H. Abbott - finished 12/24/2010

#33 - Henry A. Wallace
Mitch Horowitz: Goodbye, farewell, and Henry Wallace

While I was writing Occult America, the figure I came to most admire was Henry A. Wallace (1888-1965), Franklin Roosevelt's secretary of agriculture and second vice president. Wallace was not only a successful businessman (founder of Pioneer Hi-Bred) and an innovative politician (his policies saved thousands of family farms during the Great Depression), but he was also a genuine searcher into cosmic realms, freely exploring Theosophy, Tibetan Buddhism, astrology, Native American shamanism, and various strands of mysticism. His name may be largely forgotten, but he was a model of how to live with purpose.

I wish you farewell with two of Wallace's statements:

"Religion is a method whereby man reaches out toward God in an effort to find the spiritual power to express here on earth in a practical way the divine potentialities in himself and his fellow beings."

"Karma means that while things may not balance out in a given lifetime, they balance out in the long run in terms of justice between individuals, between man and whole. It seems to me one of the most profound of all religious concepts."

Selected Works of Henry A. Wallace
Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center

4infopump
Out 22, 2010, 10:01am

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