Well, not yet they don’t. But in the meantime, I’d like to honor the memory of our 19th century Vice Presidents by assembling what may be the first ever list of names featuring only Vice Presidents, and only from the 19th century. (I chose the 19th century to make the list a bit more manageable — maybe next year I’ll do the 20th century guys!).
Naturally, it’s a boys’ names list. But what a cool list! Who knew that many of those bewhiskered, stern-looking vice patriarchs had such cool names! Elbridge? I don’t believe I’ve seen that one before anywhere. And I certainly never knew that we’d had a veep named Hannibal Hamlin. (Probably should have known — he was Lincoln’s vice president! And he’s the one in the little picture at the top of this post).
So — in celebration of President’s Day, but in honor of the Presidents’ unsung junior partners, here is the list of first names of Vice Presidents of the 19th century: