As you know, Kamala Harris is the 49th Vice-President of the US (while Joseph Biden is the 46th President).
Here we see pictures of all 49 Veeps:
Many of the faces would be unfamiliar, unless they went on to become President.
This helps you to keep track:
Here is an expanded version of the above collage:
See the heading, which states that a woman of color
Would have been a slave until Andrew Johnson’s time (1865; he succeeded Lincoln as President)
Could not vote until Calvin Coolidge’s time as VP (1921-23)
Had to attend a segregated school until Richard Nixon’s time as VP (1953-61)
And could not have her own bank account until Spiro Agnew’s time (1969-73), when Nixon was President.
Though it should also be pointed that both of Ms Harris’s parents first came to the US in the 1950s and 60s.
Also note: Walter Mondale, who was Jimmy Carter’s deputy in 1977-81, died recently at the age of 93. Carter is the longest-lived President, who is now over 96.
The Carter-Mondale pair lived for over 40 years after their terms concluded in 1981.
Thomas Marshall, Woodrow Wilson’s deputy in 1913-21, was known for his dry sense of humour:
“Marshall was known for his quick wit and good sense of humor. On hearing of his nomination as vice president, he announced that he was not surprised, as “Indiana is the mother of Vice Presidents; home of more second-class men than any other state”. One of his favorite jokes, which he delivered in a speech before his departure for Washington, D.C., to become vice president, recounted a story of a man with two sons. One of the sons went to sea and drowned and the other was elected vice president; neither son was ever heard from again. On his election as vice president, he sent Woodrow Wilson a book, inscribed “From your only Vice”.”
The longest-lived Vice-President was John N Garner (1933-41) who lived to be almost 99. Levi Morton (1889-93) lived to be exactly 96.
Tail Piece: Walter Mondale was probably the only US Vice President to inaugurate a Winter Olympics (in 1980).