How Well Do You Know Your Vice Presidents?
Test yourself on our quiz of the famous, infamous and not-so-famous least powerful men in the country
- By K. Annabelle Smith
- Smithsonian.com, June 28, 2012
(Library of Congress)
Sworn in at age 71, Barkley was the oldest Vice President to date. He served under President Harry S. Truman as a member of the Democratic Party, but he’s not widely known for his political accomplishments. Rather, Barkley’s legacy is in a nickname. What was it?