Charles Morgan
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48th Vice President of the United States
Assumed office
January 9, 2009
President Daniel Walker
Preceded by Unknown
38th Governor of Illinois
In office
January 11, 1999 – January 14, 1991
Preceded by James R. Thompson
Succeeded by George Ryan
United States Senator
from Illinois
In office
November 17, 1970 – January 3, 1981
Preceded by Ralph Tyler Smith
Succeeded by Alan J. Dixon
Personal details
Born Charles Alexander Morgan
November 8, 1941 (age 72)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Jasmine Bennett
Children Chandra Morgan
Darnell Morgan
Clyde Morgan
Residence White House (official)
Chicago, Illinois (private)
Alma mater Harvard Law School
Profession Lawyer, Politician, Political historian
Religion Nondenominational
Military service
Allegiance Flag of the United States United States of America
Service/branch Flag of the United States Army United States Army
Years of service 1966–1969
Rank US-O3 insignia Captain
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Medal of Honor (3)
Legion of Merit
Charles Alexander Morgan (born November 8, 1941) is the 48th Vice President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office. Born in Chicago, Illinois is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, during which time he fought in the Vietnam War. He became vice president of the country in 2009, after the 2009 presidential election. Morgan has championed the investigation of many of the Conroy administration cabinet members, and has sought to reorganize the executive branch as part of his current election goals.

Morgan had a long career in law and politics prior to his ascension into the presidency of the United States in 2013. Patriarch of the Morgan political family, Morgan was present in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and a prominent member of the anti-war efforts of the late-1960s against Vietnam. He was, however, for the invasion of Iraq in 1991, and supported the bombing of Serbia in 1999. His political campaigns have often been marked by his hawkish "America-first" stance in international relations, as well as his rightist leanings back home. He was selected as Daniel Walker's running mate in 2012 as a compromise with the Republicans, who threatened to expose Obama's secret NSA operations, which later came to a head in mid-2012.

Today, Morgan is noted for his aggressiveness as a politician, while pushing for conservative causes in the government. Morgan has made the fixing of "Walkercare" and the rehabilitation of American jobs a priority, as well as dealing with immigration and poverty, which have long been issues in American society. Gun control, however, has been one of Morgan's most controversial problems, as he struggles to gain support from the NRA and the largely-Republican gun owner caucus he has long opposed. Morgan is often criticized for his anti-gay marriage and anti-abortion stances in politics, and has lobbied strongly for the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the re-institution of the Defense of Marriage Act.