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July 08, 2012


Eileen Obser

Thanks for the latest history lesson, Dac. I forgot all about Garner. And I love the John Adams' quote on the vice-presidency.

Bill Stroud

Dac, as usual, your posts are both entertaining and informative. Spot on!

Lauro F. Cavazos

Dac, Remember when we went swimming in the Frio River at Garner State Park? It must have been a thousand years ago. Larry

Dac Crossley

That's the only time anyone was ever Speaker and President of the Senate at the same time. Or so I believe.

J. R. Lindermuth

Got a kick out of Garner's description of the office.

Shirley White

Thanks for the memory jog. I had forgotten about this man.


FDR invited Garner onto his ticket as Vice President in 1931. Garner also ran in the congressional race, so when he was elected in 1932 he became simultaneously Speaker of the House and President of the Senate.

DIdn't know this had ever happened.

Has there ever been a VP that was not treated as a joke or mostly worthless?

I remember that the early VPs were the presidential candidates who got the second most number of votes.

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