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Vice President Michael R. Pence

Michael Richard Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States (2017-2021), was born on June 7, 1959 in Columbus, Indiana, one of six children born to Edward and Nancy Pence. In 1981, Pence earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Hanover College. He later earned a law degree from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1986. He ran  successfully for the House of Representatives in 2000 and was elected as Indiana’s 2nd congressional representative at the age of 40. He served five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2001 - January 3, 2013) during which he served as the Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee and House Republican Conference Chairman. In 2013, Pence was elected as the 50th Governor of Indiana. On July 15, 2016, Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, named Pence as his running mate.   On November 8, 2016, they won the presidential election. Pence resigned as governor of Indiana shortly before being sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 2017.


Works Published by Pence

So Help Me God, 2022

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Michael R. Pence, Vice-President of the United States of America

Official Portrait of Vice President Mike Pence


The Pence Vice Presidential records collection consists of email and other electronic records, audiovisual materials, and more than 600,000 pages of textual records.

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Pence Publicly Available Records

Pence Vice Presidential records are not subject to public access requests, including FOIA requests, until January 20, 2026.