Andrew Johnson being sworn in after Lincoln's assassination, April 15, 1865.

The United States Vice Presidency: Its History, the 15 Who Ascended, and Why

March 20, 2024

Nine U.S. vice presidents have ascended to the presidency — eight from the death of the president and one from a resignation. Six more have ascended by following in their president’s footsteps. The two current leading candidates for the 2024 presidential election would be octogenarians during their terms in office.  Could their vice president be the 16th person to ascend?

Dr. Richard Scott returned to the podium of the Dedham Museum & Archive to speak on his most recent research topic.

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