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List of Vice Presidents of the United States by religious affiliation


List of Vice Presidents of the United States by religious affiliation

The following is a list of religious affiliations of Vice Presidents of the United States.

By term

Name Term Religious affiliation
1 John Adams 1789–1797 Unitarian originally Congregationalist
2 Thomas Jefferson 1797–1801 raised Church of England[1]
3 Aaron Burr 1801–1805 Presbyterian[2]
4 George Clinton 1805–1812 Dutch Reformed
5 Elbridge Gerry 1813–1814 Episcopalian
6 Daniel D. Tompkins 1817–1825 Presbyterian
7 John C. Calhoun 1825–1832 Presbyterian; Unitarian
8 Martin Van Buren 1833–1837 Dutch Reformed
9 Richard M. Johnson 1837–1841 Baptist
10 John Tyler 1841 Episcopalian
11 George M. Dallas 1845–1849 Episcopalian
12 Millard Fillmore 1849–1850 Unitarian
13 William R. King 1853 Protestant
14 John C. Breckinridge 1857–1861 Presbyterian
15 Hannibal Hamlin 1861–1865 Protestant
16 Andrew Johnson 1865 No specific denomination, occasionally attended Methodist services with his wife.[3]
17 Schuyler Colfax 1869–1873 Protestant
18 Henry Wilson 1873–1875 Congregationalist
19 William A. Wheeler 1877–1881 Presbyterian
20 Chester A. Arthur 1881 Episcopalian
21 Thomas A. Hendricks 1885 Presbyterian; Episcopalian
22 Levi P. Morton 1889–1893 Protestant[4]
23 Adlai E. Stevenson 1893–1897 Presbyterian
24 Garret A. Hobart 1897–1899 Protestant
25 Theodore Roosevelt 1901 Dutch Reformed
26 Charles W. Fairbanks 1905–1909 Protestant
27 James S. Sherman 1909–1912 Reformed
28 Thomas R. Marshall 1913–1921 Presbyterian
29 Calvin Coolidge 1921–1923 Congregationalist
30 Charles G. Dawes 1925–1929 Presbyterian
31 Charles Curtis 1929–1933 Protestant
32 John Nance Garner 1933–1941 Protestant
33 Henry A. Wallace 1941–1945 Presbyterian; Episcopalian; Buddhist leanings
34 Harry S. Truman 1945 Baptist
35 Alben W. Barkley 1949–1953 Methodist
36 Richard Nixon 1953–1961 Quaker
37 Lyndon B. Johnson 1961–1963 Disciples of Christ
38 Hubert Humphrey 1965–1969 Lutheran; Methodist; Congregationalist
39 Spiro Agnew 1969–1973 Episcopalian
40 Gerald Ford 1973–1974 Episcopalian
41 Nelson Rockefeller 1974–1977 Baptist
42 Walter Mondale 1977–1981 Methodist; Presbyterian
43 George H. W. Bush 1981–1989 Episcopalian
44 Dan Quayle 1989-1993 Presbyterian
45 Al Gore 1993–2001 Southern Baptist
46 Dick Cheney 2001–2009 Methodist
47 Joe Biden 2009– Catholic

Affiliation totals

Presbyterian 12
Episcopalian 11
Protestant[5] 8
Dutch Reformed 4
Congregationalist 4
Methodist 4
Baptist 4
Unitarian 2
Lutheran 1
Disciples of Christ 1
Roman Catholic 1
Quaker 1

See also


  1. ^ Jefferson's personal religious beliefs are the subject of great controversy. While he never formally renounced his Anglican affiliation, it is often claimed that he held deist beliefs. A few scholars have noted Unitarian tendencies in his writings, and during his presidency he was frequently accused of being an Atheist by his political opponents.
  2. ^ Aaron Burr's father, Aaron Burr, Sr., was a Presbyterian minister.
  3. ^ "American President: Andrew Johnson: Family Life". Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 
  4. ^ Levi P. Morton's father, Rev. Daniel Oliver Morton, was a Congregationalist minister.
  5. ^ Includes non-denominational Christianity.


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