The Vice Presidency: Its Institutional Evolution and Contemporary Status

  title={The Vice Presidency: Its Institutional Evolution and Contemporary Status},
  author={Paul Theodore David},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={721 - 748}
  • P. David
  • Published 1 November 1967
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
T HIS ESSAY SEEKS to trace the recent evolution and changing status of the Vice Presidency as an office in the American scheme of government. Special attention will be given to the experience since 1952. Taken as a whole, the experience suggests that the following propositions are a reasonable summary of the situation for the time being: 1. The Vice Presidency is in transition to a new institutional status in which it will be recognized as an office established predominantly in the Executive… 

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  • et seq.,
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