Three Things I Didn't Know About The Vice Presidency

Jason English

"¢ Between July 10, 1850, and March 3, 1857, the Office of Vice President was vacant for all but forty-five days.

"¢ The 12-year-old who taught Vice President Dan Quayle how to spell "potato" dropped out of high school at age 16.

"¢ The following people I'd never heard of served as VP: George Dallas (1845-1849), Elbridge Gerry (1813-1814), Thomas Hendricks (almost nine months in 1885) and Garret Hobart (1897-1899).