List of Vice-Presidents Who Served as Acting President Under the 25th Amendment

"Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President."
-- Constitution of the United States, Amendment 25, Section 3

Date President Vice-President From To Reason for Presidential Disability
July 21, 2007 George W. Bush Richard B. Cheney 7:16AM (ET) 9:21AM (ET) Colonoscopy
Discharge Letter: Letter to Congressional Leaders on the Temporary Transfer of the Powers and Duties of President of the United States
Resumption Letter: Letter to Congressional Leaders on Resuming the Powers and Duties of President of the United States
June 29, 2002 George W. Bush Richard B. Cheney 7:09AM (ET) 9:24AM (ET) Colonoscopy
Discharge Letter: Letter to Congressional Leaders on the Temporary Transfer of the Powers and Duties of President of the United States
Resumption Letter: Letter to Congressional Leaders on Resuming the Powers and Duties of President of the United States
July 13, 1985 Ronald Reagan George Bush 11:28AM (ET) 7:22PM (ET) Colon cancer surgery
Discharge Letter: Letter to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House on the Discharge of the President's Powers and Duties During His Surgery
Resumption Letter: Letter to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House on the President's Resumption of His Powers and Duties Following Surgery

 

Compiled by Gerhard Peters

Citation: John Woolley and Gerhard Peters, "List of Vice-Presidents Who Served as "Acting" President Under the 25th Amendment,"The American Presidency Project. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California, https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/332428