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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

William R. King, 13th Vice President of the United States (March 4-April 18, 1853)

William R. King
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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?

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