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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

Alben Barkley, 35th Vice President of the United States (1949–1953)

Alben Barkley
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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?

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