The United States Presidential line of succession defines who may become or act
as President of the United States upon the incapacity, death, resignation, ...
According to the Presidential Succession Act of 1792, the Senate president pro
tempore <sup>1</sup> was next in line after the vice president to succeed to the presidency, ...
Oct 20, 2013 ... Who's the highest-ranking official in the presidential line of succession in each
If, by reason of death, resignation, removal from office, inability, or failure to
qualify, there is neither a President nor Vice President to discharge the powers
Oct 30, 2015 ... Source: Congressional Research Service (CRS), "Presidential Succession:
Perspectives, Contemporary Analysis, and 110th Congress ...
Sep 26, 2016 ... Read Fast Facts from CNN about the line of succession for the president and vice
president of the United States.
A discussion of the Constitutional Topic of Presidential Line of Succession.
Nov 7, 2011 ... The Succession Act of 1947 (373KB), as amended, and the two constitutional
amendments currently govern succession to the presidency.".
The question of Presidential disability arose during the creation of the Consitution
, even before the Founding Fathers had invented the idea of a Vice President.
Oct 14, 2015 ... The first succession law, which was enacted in 1792, made the Senate President
Pro Tempore second in line, with the Speaker right after him.