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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
AffiliationNumber of
% of
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%
(denom. unknown)
8 17.4%
TOTAL 46 100%

#Name of Vice-PresidentYrs. ServedUnderReligious
1John Adams1789-97WashingtonCongregationalist; UnitarianLater became president.
2Thomas Jefferson1797-1801Adams, J.raised Episcopalian; later no specific denomination
held Christian, Deist, Unitarian beliefs
Later became president.
3Aaron Burr1801-05JeffersonPresbyterianSon of a clergyman. Studied for the ministry.
4George Clinton1805-12Jefferson; MadisonDutch Reformed 
5Elbridge Gerry1813-14MadisonEpiscopalian 
6Daniel D. Tompkins1817-25MonroePresbyterian 
7John C. Calhoun1825-32Adams, J. Q.; JacksonPresbyterian; Unitarian 
8Martin Van Buren1833-37JacksonDutch ReformedLater became president.
9Richard M. Johnson1837-41Van BurenBaptist 
10John Tyler1841Harrison, W.H.EpiscopalianLater became president.
11George M. Dallas1845-49PolkEpiscopalian 
12Millard Fillmore1849-50TaylorUnitarianLater became president.
13William R. King1853PierceProtestant; GLBT? 
14John C. Breckinridge1857-61BuchananPresbyterian 
15Hannibal Hamlin1861-65LincolnProtestant 
16Andrew Johnson1865Lincolnno specific denominationLater became president.
17Schuyler Colfax1869-73GrantProtestantmember of anti-Catholic Know-Nothing Party
18Henry Wilson1873-75GrantCongregationalist 
19William A. Wheeler1877-81HayesPresbyterian 
20Chester A. Arthur1881GarfieldEpiscopalianLater became president.
21Thomas A. Hendricks1885ClevelandPresbyterian; Episcopalian 
22Levi P. Morton1889-93Harrison, B.Protestantson of a minister
23Adlai E. Stevenson1893-97ClevelandPresbyterian 
24Garret A. Hobart1897-99McKinleyProtestant 
25Theodore Roosevelt1901McKinleyDutch ReformedLater became president.
26Charles W. Fairbanks1905-09Roosevelt, T.Protestant 
27James S. Sherman1909-12TaftReformed 
28Thomas R. Marshall1913-21WilsonPresbyterian 
29Calvin Coolidge1921-23HardingCongregationalistLater became president.
30Charles G. Dawes1925-29CoolidgePresbyterian 
31Charles Curtis1929-33HooverProtestantNative American
32John N. Garner1933-41Roosevelt, F.D.Protestant 
33Henry A. Wallace1941-45Roosevelt, F.D.Presbyterian; Episcopalian 
34Harry S. Truman1945Roosevelt, F.D.BaptistLater became president.
35Alben W. Barkley1949-53TrumanMethodist 
36Richard M. Nixon1953-61EisenhowerQuakerLater became president.
37Lyndon B. Johnson1961-63KennedyDisciples of ChristLater became president.
38Hubert H. Humphrey1965-69Johnson, L.B.Lutheran; Methodist; Congregationalist 
39Spiro T. Agnew1969-73NixonEpiscopalian 
40Gerald R. Ford1973-74NixonEpiscopalianLater became president.
41Nelson A. Rockefeller1974-77FordBaptist 
42Walter F. Mondale1977-81CarterMethodist; Presbyterian 
43George H. W. Bush1981-89ReaganEpiscopalianLater became president.
Served under an Episcopalian president.
44J. Danforth Quayle (Dan Quayle)1989-93BushPresbyterian; "Interdenominational" Fundamentalist 
45Albert Gore, Jr. (Al Gore)1993-2000Clintonformer Southern BaptistServed under a Baptist president.
46Dick Cheney2001-BushMethodistServed 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.