John Nance Garner
|John Nance Garner|
|32nd Vice-President of the United States|
|Term of office|
March 4, 1933 - January 20, 1941
|President||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||Charles Curtis|
|Succeeded by||Henry A. Wallace|
|Born|| November 22, 1868 |
Red River County, Texas
|Died|| November 7, 1967 |
|Spouse||Mariette Rheiner Garner|
John Nance Garner (1868 - 1967) was the first Vice President under Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was Vice President from 1933 to 1941. He broke with Roosevelt in 1937 and led the fight against packing the Supreme Court, giving Roosevelt a smashing defeat.
He was of course dropped from the Democratic ticket in the 1940 election. He died at the age of 99. He is famous for saying the vice presidency of the United States is "not worth a pitcher of warm spit."
The Garner Museum in Uvalde, Texas, and Garner State Park near Concan, also in Uvalde County, are named in his honor.
Notes & References
- Fandex, Workman publishing, 2002.
- Morrow, Lance (1991), "The Strange Destiny Of a Vice President," Time Magazine, Monday, May. 20, 1991