Who served as Vice President when Harry Truman became President after Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death?
When Franklin D. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945, his Vice President, Harry S. Truman, was immediately sworn in as President. Truman served until 1949 without a Vice President. In the elections of November 1948, President Truman and his running mate, Alben Barkley, were elected and served as President and Vice President until 1953 when Truman declined to run for another term. In recent years the office of Vice President has been vacant for brief periods of time. When Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned in October 1973, the office was vacant until Gerald Ford was installed as Vice President later that year. When Ford became President upon Nixon’s resignation in 1974, the position of Vice President remained vacant for a short time until Nelson Rockefeller was installed as Vice President.