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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.