The majority of our vice presidents have been people of extraordinarily high aspiration, ability and achievement. For some, the vice presidency was the deflating end of a political career; for others, the office was a stepping-stone to the presidency.Upon hearing the day before the inauguration that Garfield had not slated a Conkling protAcgAc as postmaster general, which was a powerful major ... Virginiaa#39;s William Mahone, a former Democrat who won his seat as a aread- justera of his statea#39;s debt, agreed to support the Republicans in ... Conversely, were the legislature to turn them down, their political machine would be weakened beyond repair.
|Author||:||L. Edward Purcell|
|Publisher||:||Infobase Publishing - 2010|