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Richard Mentor Johnson

Johnson, Richard Mentor (1780–1850), ninth vice president of the United States. He served under President Martin Van Buren from 1837 to 1841, following terms in the Kentucky state legislature, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate. Johnson was the only vice president in U.S. history ever elected by the Senate, after none of the 4 candidates received a majority of the electoral votes in the 1836 election.

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