Since the US Presidential Elections are just around the corner, the Presidential campaigns are running at an all-time high. It is busy out in the US and it’s a perfect time to discuss every presidential running mate since the end of World War 2.
There have been 48 vice presidents since the US constitution was first established and each of them supported the presidents in seeing through the country affairs through wars and other crises. A president’s team is crucial for success because it can make or break a president’s run. The vice president is the second-in-command and holds a key significance at the Oval Office.
Since World War 2, there have been 33 running mates – out of which, nine have run for the Vice President more than once. Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush are the two candidates who served as president after being vice presidents. Joe Biden could be the next in 2020 as he is running for president this year.
The vice president is the first successor to the president in a case where the president dies, resigns or is removed from the office. There have been nine vice presidents who have ascended to a presidential position throughout American history, three of which came after World War 2.
Let us take a look at the following infographic that shows every presidential running mate since World War 2.
Infographic by: visualcapitalist.com