28. Thomas R. Marshall
President: Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921
Thomas Marshall was known for his love of jokes. Upon winning the election, Marshall sent President Wilson a book inscribed “From your one and only vice.” Wilson didn’t find this funny. Marshall should have been swore in as president in 1919 after President Wilson suffered a massive, debilitating stroke. Yet the First Lady and Wilson's inner circle conspired to keep by the president's condition a secret from Marshall and from the world by essentially playing an 18-month game of Weekend at Bernie's.