Vice President of the United States is a top political position, second only to 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.
|Image||Vice President||Prior office||Timeline||Episodes||President|
|U.S. Senator from Texas|
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|
|Robert Russell Jr.||U.S. Representative from Colorado|
|July, 2003 - January 20, 2007||Han; The Last Hurrah|
|Leo McGarry||Senior Counselor to the President|
|Elected but died before inauguration||Election Day (Part II)||Matthew Santos|
|Eric Baker||Governor of Pennsylvania||Designate as of January 20, 2007||Tomorrow|