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Religious Affiliation of
U.S. Vice-Presidents


Related pages:
- Religious Affiliation of U.S. Presidents
- Religious Affiliation of U.S Congress
- Religious Affiliation of U.S. Governors
- Religious Affiliation of U.S. Supreme Court
Affiliation Number of
VP's
% of
VP's
Presbyterian 12 26.1%
Episcopalian 10 21.7%
Dutch Reformed 4 7.1%
Congregationalist 4 7.1%
Methodist 4 7.1%
Baptist 4 7.1%
Unitarian 3 6.5%
Lutheran 1 2.2%
Disciples of Christ 1 2.2%
Quaker 1 2.2%
Protestant
(denom. unknown)
8 17.4%
TOTAL 46 100%



# Name of Vice-President Yrs. Served Under Religious
Affiliation
Notes
1 John Adams 1789-97 Washington Congregationalist; Unitarian Later became president.
2 Thomas Jefferson 1797-1801 Adams, J. raised Episcopalian; later no specific denomination
held Christian, Deist, Unitarian beliefs
Later became president.
3 Aaron Burr 1801-05 Jefferson Presbyterian Son of a clergyman. Studied for the ministry.
4 George Clinton 1805-12 Jefferson; Madison Dutch Reformed  
5 Elbridge Gerry 1813-14 Madison Episcopalian  
6 Daniel D. Tompkins 1817-25 Monroe Presbyterian  
7 John C. Calhoun 1825-32 Adams, J. Q.; Jackson Presbyterian; Unitarian  
8 Martin Van Buren 1833-37 Jackson Dutch Reformed Later became president.
9 Richard M. Johnson 1837-41 Van Buren Baptist  
10 John Tyler 1841 Harrison, W.H. Episcopalian Later became president.
11 George M. Dallas 1845-49 Polk Episcopalian  
12 Millard Fillmore 1849-50 Taylor Unitarian Later became president.
13 William R. King 1853 Pierce Protestant; GLBT?  
14 John C. Breckinridge 1857-61 Buchanan Presbyterian  
15 Hannibal Hamlin 1861-65 Lincoln Protestant  
16 Andrew Johnson 1865 Lincoln no specific denomination Later became president.
17 Schuyler Colfax 1869-73 Grant Protestant member of anti-Catholic Know-Nothing Party
18 Henry Wilson 1873-75 Grant Congregationalist  
19 William A. Wheeler 1877-81 Hayes Presbyterian  
20 Chester A. Arthur 1881 Garfield Episcopalian Later became president.
21 Thomas A. Hendricks 1885 Cleveland Presbyterian; Episcopalian  
22 Levi P. Morton 1889-93 Harrison, B. Protestant son of a minister
23 Adlai E. Stevenson 1893-97 Cleveland Presbyterian  
24 Garret A. Hobart 1897-99 McKinley Protestant  
25 Theodore Roosevelt 1901 McKinley Dutch Reformed Later became president.
26 Charles W. Fairbanks 1905-09 Roosevelt, T. Protestant  
27 James S. Sherman 1909-12 Taft Reformed  
28 Thomas R. Marshall 1913-21 Wilson Presbyterian  
29 Calvin Coolidge 1921-23 Harding Congregationalist Later became president.
30 Charles G. Dawes 1925-29 Coolidge Presbyterian  
31 Charles Curtis 1929-33 Hoover Protestant Native American
32 John N. Garner 1933-41 Roosevelt, F.D. Protestant  
33 Henry A. Wallace 1941-45 Roosevelt, F.D. Presbyterian; Episcopalian  
34 Harry S. Truman 1945 Roosevelt, F.D. Baptist Later became president.
35 Alben W. Barkley 1949-53 Truman Methodist  
36 Richard M. Nixon 1953-61 Eisenhower Quaker Later became president.
37 Lyndon B. Johnson 1961-63 Kennedy Disciples of Christ Later became president.
38 Hubert H. Humphrey 1965-69 Johnson, L.B. Lutheran; Methodist; Congregationalist  
39 Spiro T. Agnew 1969-73 Nixon Episcopalian  
40 Gerald R. Ford 1973-74 Nixon Episcopalian Later became president.
41 Nelson A. Rockefeller 1974-77 Ford Baptist  
42 Walter F. Mondale 1977-81 Carter Methodist; Presbyterian  
43 George H. W. Bush 1981-89 Reagan Episcopalian Later became president.
Served under an Episcopalian president.
44 J. Danforth Quayle (Dan Quayle) 1989-93 Bush Presbyterian; "Interdenominational" Fundamentalist  
45 Albert Gore, Jr. (Al Gore) 1993-2000 Clinton former Southern Baptist Served under a Baptist president.
46 Dick Cheney 2001- Bush Methodist Served under a Methodist president.



Joseph Lieberman: The closest the U.S. has come to having a non-Christian Vice-President:
In the year 2000 presidential election, Senator
Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut became the first Jewish American to run for vice-president on a major national party ticket. He was narrowly defeated and may seek national office again in the future. Interestingly enough, Lieberman is a practicing Orthodox Jew, although Orthodox Jews are the branch of American Judaism which has been more supportive of Republican candidates than the other, more liberal branches of Judaism.

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Religion of Vice-Presidents web page created 20 December 2000. Last modified 10 December 2005.