"The Mother of Vice Presidents"
With the appointment of Hoosier Mike Pence as the current vice president gives the state of Indiana its 8th presidential nominee in 200 years of statehood.
Five of the 8 Hoosiers who won the vice presidency were very close to ascending to the most important job in the federal government-but none did become president.
has had more vice presidents than Indiana, with 11 vice presidents calling New York home.
Born June 7, 1959, in Columbus, Indiana Graduated from Hanover College and received his law degree from Indiana University. Previous Indiana Governor.
Born March 14, 1885 in North Manchester, Indiana. Graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana and eventually became a lawyer. Previous Indiana Governor.
Born September 7, 1819 in Ohio-moved to Madison, Indiana as a child. Graduated from Hanover College and eventually became a lawyer. Previous Indiana Governor.
Born February 4, 1947, in Indianapolis Graduated with his law degree in 1974 from Indiana University School of Law.
Born May 11, 1852 in Ohio He moved to Indianapolis as a lawyer in 1874. Was a previous U.S. Senator from Indiana.
Born March 23, 1823 in New York City He moved to St. Joseph County in 1836. Was a previous Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President Hendricks remains the only vice president to have his portrait on U.S. paper money.
Vice President Pence's favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz.
Never spent a night apart from his wife during their 30 years of marriage.
While visiting a school in New Jersey, Vice President Quayle misspelled the word "potato" adding an 'e' on the end (potatoe). He was (and continues to be) made fun of because of this mistake.
Fairbanks, Alaska, is named after him. [Where?]
Abraham Lincoln use to call him "Smiler" Colfax.