John Nance Garner

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John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner (1868-11-221967-11-07) was a Representative from Texas, the thirty-second Vice President of the United States and the forty-forth Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.


  • "I gave up the second most important job in Government for eight long years as Roosevelt's spare tire.", Saturday Evening Post, 1963-11-02, quoted in Simpson's Contemporary Quotations, p. 52, entry 1051, About giving up the speakership to become Vice President

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