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)
King served the shortest term as vice president in history: he died six weeks after he was sworn in. The only unmarried VP, he lived as President James Buchanan’s roommate for many years. For this reason, Andrew Jackson gave them each a nickname; what were they?