Quick Fact: The odd quirk in the Presidential Line of Succession –…

The odd quirk in the Presidential Line of Succession — going from Executive Branch (Vice President) to Legislative Branch (President Pro Tempore, Speaker of the House) — was initially created to specifically keep Thomas Jefferson, then Secretary of State, out of the line of succession.. Ref: www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Presidential_Succession.htm

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