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    What are the Duties of the Vice President?

    Section 3-d. The Vice President of the United States shall be Presdient of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided.

    (Reprinted from:
    Mark O. Hatfield, with the Senate Historical Office,
    Vice Presidents of the United States, 1789-1993,
    Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997, pp. xiii-xxiii.)

    Holding the least understood, most ridiculed, and most often ignored constitutional office in the federal government, American vice presidents have included some remarkable individuals. Fourteen of the forty-four former vice presidents became president of the United States more than half of them after a president had died. One defeated the sitting president with whom he served. One murdered a man and became a fugitive. One joined the Confederate army and led an invasion of Washington, D.C. One was the wealthiest banker of his era. One received the Nobel Peace Prize and composed a popular melody. One served as a corporal in the Coast Guard while vice president. One had cities in Oregon and Texas named after him. Two resigned the office. Two were never elected by the people. One was the target of a failed assassination plot. One was mobbed in his car while on a goodwill mission. Seven died in office one in his room in the U.S. Capitol and two fatally stricken while on their way to preside over the Senate.



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    Re: What are the Duties of the Vice President?

    How many people remember that Nelson Rockefeller was once Vice President of the United States?

    Not only was he never elected to the office, he served a President who was never elected for either the Presidency or Vice Presidency.

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