Presidential Succession in the United States

  title={Presidential Succession in the United States},
  author={Robert S. Rankin},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={44 - 56}
  • R. Rankin
  • Published 1 February 1946
  • History
  • The Journal of Politics
The attitude of Congress toward presidential succession resembles that of the farmer who never repaired his roof because during fair weather it was unnecessary and when it rained it was too late. Ordinarily presidential succession receives scant attention; but, when a Vice President takes over the office of President and there is no Vice President, concern over the question of succession in some instances approaches a state of panic. Voters select the President and Vice President but beyond…