LINE OF SUCCESSION TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.

              U.S. Presidential line of succession 

 

The line of successions was last updated in 2020. Below is the current line of succession to the President of the United States: 

 

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Office

 

1

Vice President

2

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

3

President Pro Tempore of the Senate

 

4

Secretary of State

 

5

Secretary of the Treasury

 

6

Secretary of Defense

 

Attorney General

7

Secretary of the Interior

 

8

Secretary of Agriculture

 

9

Secretary of Commerce

 

10

Secretary of Labor 

 

11    

Secretary of Health and Human Services

 

12

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

 

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Secretary of Transportation

13

Secretary of Energy

 

14

Secretary of Education

 

15

Secretary of Veterans Affairs

16

Secretary of Homeland Security

 

                                  

Notice that only the top 3 of the above are elected to their office--- other than the top 3 of the above, all of the others must be nominated by the U.S. President. Those nominees remain in an Acting capacity until they are confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

 

Any of the above named positions, after Vice President, must be a natural born citizen of the U.S. in order to be eligible to be the President of the United States per the U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1. 

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