VICE PRESIDENCY: Mr. Commonsense

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To become Vice President affects men as much as coming of age, getting married, going to jail, or meeting death. Thomas R. Marshall resignedly turned jester. Calvin Coolidge, until reprieved by Warren Harding's death, grew colder and stiffer day after day. Charles Gates Dawes flared up in boisterous self-assertion, only to settle back into the humdrum of a perfunctory office. Charles Curtis steadily inflated with the love of pomp. Two years ago John Nance Garner joined their company. By last week, as he neared the close of his third...

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