Speaker John Nance Garner (D-Texas) left Congress when he was elected vice president under FDR in 1932. Milton West kept Garners 15th district seat in Democratic hands for seven terms, but Garner may have been a bit jealous since he famously described his new job as not worth a bucket of warm piss.
Correction: July 29, 2009
The article incorrectly stated who appointed Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) to the Senate. Former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner appointed Kaufman.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.