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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.

Vice Presidents

Image Vice President Prior office Timeline Episodes President
6hoynes John Hoynes
(Resigned)
U.S. Senator from Texas
(1991-1998)
Senate Majority Leader
January 20, 1999 - May 2, 2003 Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc; Life On Mars Josiah Bartlet
Office vacant May 2, 2003 - July, 2003
5russell Robert Russell Jr. U.S. Representative from Colorado
(1995-2003)
July, 2003 - January 20, 2007 Han; The Last Hurrah
3leo Leo McGarry Senior Counselor to the President
(2005-2006)
Elected but died before inauguration Election Day (Part II) Matthew Santos
Ericbaker Eric Baker Governor of Pennsylvania Designate as of January 20, 2007 Tomorrow
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