The Vice President of the United States is a top political position, just under President of the United States.


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 PresidentsEdit


Vice President

Prior office


Timline Episodes President
Hoynes John Hoynes
U.S. Senator from Texas
Senate Majority Leader
Democratic January 20, 1999 - May 2, 2003 Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc; Life On Mars Josiah Bartlet
Office vacant May 2, 2003 - July, 2003
Russell-0 Robert Russell Jr. U.S. Representative from Colorado
Democratic July, 2003 - January 20, 2007 Han; The Last Hurrah
McGarry-0 Leo McGarry Senior Counselor to the President
Democratic Elected but died before inauguration Election Day (Part II) Matthew Santos
Baker Eric Baker Governor of Pennsylvania Democratic Designate as of January 20, 2007 Tomorrow