An interesting comparison of shortage of position is with Thomas Eagleton who was George McGovern's running mate from July 13th 1972 to August 1st 1972 a 19 day run compared to Fiorina's 7 days.
The office of United States Vice-president can be almost as hazardous and more rewarding than the office of president!
Death in office of the VP (7) is near that of death in office of presidents (8). On the other hand 9 have been elevated to the presidency via death, usually by assassination or resignation of the sitting president.
"The Vice President's primary function is to succeed to the presidency if the President dies, resigns, or is impeached and removed from office. Nine vice presidents have ascended to the presidency in this way: eight through the president's death, and one, Gerald Ford, through the president's resignation"
The tenure of some VP's has been very short-here are the shortest. Tyler and King served one month, Truman 3, Fillmore 4, Arthur and Roosevelt 6, Hendricks 8, Ford 9, Gerry 20.
But the most poignant is the shortest vice-presidency of Carly Fiorina. This commenced April 27th 2016 and finished with the resignation of President Cruz on /16 America will never know what glories Vice-president Fiorina may have brought if she had more time in office-we shall forever wonder.
Here are the ten shortest Vice-presidencies
|Elbridge Gerry||Massachusetts||March 4, 1813|
November 23, 1814
|John Tyler||Virginia||March 4, 1841|
April 4, 1841
|Millard Fillmore||New York||March 4, 1849|
July 9, 1850
|William R. King||Alabama||March 4, 1853|
April 18, 1853
|Chester A. Arthur||New York||March 4, 1881|
September 19, 1881
|Thomas A. Hendricks||Indiana||March 4, 1885|
November 25, 1885
|Theodore Roosevelt||New York||March 4, 1901|
September 14, 1901
|Harry S. Truman||Missouri||January 20, 1945|
April 12, 1945
|Gerald Ford||Michigan||December 6, 1973[n 4]|
August 9, 1974
|Carly Fiorina||Texas||April 27th 2016|
May 3rd 2016