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Because it wasn't until the 25th Amendment was passed that there was a need for a Vice President. Often when a V.P. took the Presidency they simply left the position of the Vice President vacant until the next election. The only consequence of the time would be there was no one there to break a tie in the Senate.

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John Tyler, who was U. S. Vice President under President William Henry Harrison, became President when President Harrison died in 1841. Before the ratification of the 25th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution in February, 1967, vacancies in the Office of the Vice President were not filled until the next Inauguration Day, which in this case was March 4, 1845. In 1844, the Whig Party nominated Henry Clay as their Presidential candidate for that year's election, so President Tyler was not reelected.

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He did not. Arthur was originally VP under James Garfield, then ascended to office after Garfield died.

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he was too cool

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