Kamala Harris will become the second vice president of color in January following in the footsteps of a Native American nearly 100 years ago.
Charles Curtis became vice president to Herbert Hoover in 1929. A member of the Kaw nation, Curtis held a number of elected offices for twenty years prior to his vice presidency, including as a U.S. Senator from Kansas.
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