What Are Some Fun Facts About Vice Presidents?

John Adams 1 of 13

1st VP (1789 - 1797), under President George Washington

During his vice presidency, the overweight John Adams earned the nickname "His Rotundity" for pompously campaigning to give the president a grander title, such as "His Majesty the President," "His Mighty Benign Highness," or "His High Mightiness."

Adams, who went on to become the second president, died on July 4, 1826, the same day as Thomas Jefferson, which was also the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.