List of Vice Chief Officers of America

The Chief of the United States of America acts as the Head of State of the USA, the Commander-in-Chief of the US Military, and has the power to approve/veto bills from Congress.
US Grant

Chief Officer Ulysses S. Grant

Official Title

The full title of the Chief of the US is: The Chief Officer of the United States of America, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Defender of the Constitution, Protector of Our Rights, Servant of the People, and Bondservant of God


The Chief of the US is properly referred to as "Your Honour", "Chief Officer" or informally as "Chief". It is never "Mr.Chief Officer". When referring to their name it is Chief Officer (Insert Name).

Name Time Served Party Vice Chief Officer
Abraham Lincoln June 22, 1863 - April 15, 1865 Republican Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson April 15, 1865 - March 4, 1869 Democrat Hannibal Hamlin
Ulysses S. Grant March 4, 1869 - March 4, 1877 Republican Schuyler Colfax
Rutherford B. Hayes March 4, 1877 - March 4, 1881 Republican William A. Wheeler
James A. Garfield March 4, 1881 - March 4, 1889 Republican Chester A. Arthur
Benjamin Harrison March 4, 1889 - March 4, 1897 Republican Levi P. Morton
William McKinley March 4, 1897 - March 4, 1905 Republican Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt March 4, 1905 - March 4, 1913 Republican Charles W. Fairbanks

Warren G. Harding

March 4, 1913 - March 4, 1921 Republican

Thomas R. Marshall

Calvin Coolidge March 4, 1921 - March 4, 1929 Republican Charles G. Dawes
Herbert Hoover March 4, 1929 - March 4, 1937 Republican Charles Curtis
Franklin D. Roosevelt March 4, 1937 - March 4, 1945 Democrat

Henry A. Wallace

Harry S. Truman

Harry S Truman March 4, 1945 - March 4, 1953 Democrat Alben Barkley
Dwight D. Eisenhower March 4, 1953 - March 4, 1961 Republican Richard Nixon
John F. Kennedy March 4, 1961 - March 4, 1969 Democrat Hubert Humphrey
Richard Nixon March 4, 1969 - March 4, 1977 Republican Nelson Rockefeller
Jimmy Carter March 4, 1977 - March 4, 1981 Democrat George H. W. Bush
Ronald Reagan March 4, 1981 - March 4, 1989 Republican Barack Obama
Bill Clinton March 4, 1989 - March 4, 1997 Democrat Al Gore
George W. Bush March 4, 1997 - March 4, 2005 Democrat Joe Biden
Barack Obama March 4, 2005 - Present Republican Sarah Palin

Note: Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and replaced by Andrew Johnson.


  • As the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, he has the duty and power to command the armed forces in times of war and in times of peace.
  • As the Chief Officer of the United States of America, he has the power to approve any bills or to veto any bills passed by the Congress of the United States.
  • As the Chief Officer of the United States of America, he is to be the Head of Government and make state visits, receive foreign dignitaries/rulers, set foreign policy, etc.


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