Vice President of the United States is a top political position, second only to President of the United States.

Vacancies

During 2003, after Hoynes' resignation and before the appointment of Russell, the office was vacant. During this short period, Zoey Bartlet was kidnapped, causing President Josiah Bartlet to briefly step aside, and according to the rules of succession, Speaker of the House Glen Allen Walken briefly served as Acting President. After Leo McGarry's untimely death on November 7, 2006, Santos was without a Vice President-Elect, and he waited until after his inauguration to appoint a successor. This caused a vacancy to occur shortly after January 20, 2007.

List of Vice Presidents

In office Vice President Party Episodes President

January 20, 1999

May 2, 2003

(resigned from office)

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John Hoynes

Democratic Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc;
Life On Mars
Josiah Bartlet
Office vacant: May 2, 2003 - July 2003

July 2003

January 20, 2007

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Robert Russell

Democratic Han;
The Last Hurrah
Vice President-Elect in 2006,
died before inauguration
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Leo McGarry

Democratic Election Day (Part II) Matthew Santos
Office vacant after January 20, 2007
Designate as of
January 20, 2007
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Eric Baker

Democratic Tomorrow
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