Acting President of The United States

Acting president of the United States is a reference to a person who is legitimately exercising presidential powers even though that person does not hold the office of the President of the United States in his own right.

Read more about Acting President Of The United StatesOrigin of The Position: Constitution (1787), Presidential Disability Before 1967, 25th Amendment, Action By Others As President Under The Presidential Succession Act, Powers, Duties, Status, and Protocol, Oath of Office, Term of Service, History of Acting Presidents

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Acting President Of The United States - History of Acting Presidents - Other Potential Invocation Situations
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