Senator Joseph Furman (born 1913) was the President pro tempore of the United States Senate during the kidnapping of Zoey Bartlet in May 2003. With the administration lacking a vice president, he was next in the order of succession after Acting-President Glen Allen Walken.
Behind the scenes
- Joseph Furman was based on real life former Senator Strom Thurmond.
- "If something were to happen to you, the Presidency would fall to Senate pro tempore Joseph Furman, who is 90." From "7A WF 83429".