If the President can no longer serve, nor can the vice-president, then who's the 3rd in line to be president?

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  • Leah
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Actually, after the President (George Bush), it is:

    1. Vice President of the United States

    2. Speaker of the House

    3. President pro Tempore of the Senate

    4. Secretary of State

    5. Secretary of the Treasury

    6. Secretary of Defense

    7. Attorney General

    8. Secretary of the Interior

    9. Secretary of Agriculture

    10. Secretary of Commerce

    11. Secretary of Labor

    12. Secretary of Health & Human Services

    13. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development

    14. Secretary of Transportation

    15. Secretary of Energy

    16. Secretary of Education

    17. Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs

  • 1 decade ago

    # Name Position

    1 Dick Cheney - Vice President

    2 Dennis Hastert - Speaker of the House of Representatives

    3 Ted Stevens - President pro tempore of the Senate

    4 Condoleezza Rice - Secretary of State

    5 John W. Snow - Secretary of the Treasury

    Source(s): Wikipedia
  • 1 decade ago

    There is a HUGE line, as it goes, according to the Presidential Succesion Act of 1947, first is Dick Cheney, the Vice President, and than its Dennis Hastert, the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    Hope that helps.

    You might wanna look at Wikipedia if you need a longer line, those are the only ones I know.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's the Speaker of the House, then the President pro tempore of the Senate, then the Secretary of State, as per the Presidential Succession Act of 1947.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's the Speaker of the House I guess the first person flunked Civics. It doesn't matter which party the speaker is in. A lot of people here should read the constitution befor they post ignorant answers.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Speaker of the House

  • 1 decade ago

    Speaker of the House. In this administration it would be Dennis Hastert. If he is unable, then it is the President Pro tempore ( Ted Stevens)...and then it would be the Secretary of State...Ms. Rice.

  • 1 decade ago

    The speaker of the House of Reps

  • Speaker of the House.

  • 1 decade ago

    Alexander Haig

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