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Who takes control of the Presidency if the President is assassinated.?

I know it's the Vice President and then I believe it's the Speaker of the House after that. But after those two what is the power order?

Thank you in advance to all who answer.

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  • 9 years ago
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    The United States presidential line of succession is the following:

    1. Vice President of the United States (currently, Joe Biden)

    2. Speaker of the House (currently, John Boehner)

    3. President pro tempore of the Senate (currently, Daniel Inouye)

    4. Secretary of State (currently, Hillary Rodham Clinton)

    5. Secretary of the Treasury (currently, Timothy Geithner)

    6. Secretary of Defense (currently, Leon Panetta)

    7. Attorney General (currently, Eric Holder)

    8. Secretary of the Interior (currently, Ken Salazar)

    9. Secretary of Agriculture (currently, Tom Vilsack)

    10. Secretary of Commerce (currently, Gary Locke)

    11. Secretary of Labor (currently, Hilda Solis)

    12. Secretary of Health and Human Services (currently, Kathleen Sebelius)

    13. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (currently, Shaun Donovan )

    14. Secretary of Transportation (currently, Ray LaHood)

    15. Secretary of Energy (currently, Steven Chu )

    16. Secretary of Education (currently, Arne Duncan)

    17. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (currently, Eric Shinseki)

    18. Secretary of Homeland Security (currently, Janet Napolitano)

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Office Current Officer

    1 Vice President/President of the Senate Dick Cheney

    2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi

    3 President Pro Tempore of the Senate Robert Byrd

    4 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

    5 Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson

    6 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

    7 Attorney General Michael Mukasey

    8 Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne

    — Secretary of Agriculture Charles Conner (acting)‡

    — Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez (non-natural)†

    — Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao (non-natural)†

    9 Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt

    10 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson

    11 Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters

    12 Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman

    13 Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings

    14 Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Peake

    15 Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff ††

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  • 9 years ago

    Vice President

    Speaker of the House

    President Pro Tempore of the Senate

    Secretary of State

    Secretary of the Treasury

    Secretary of Defense

    Attorney General

    Secretary of the Interior

    Secretary of Agriculture

    Secretary of Commerce

    Secretary of Labor

    Secretary of Health and Human Services

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

    Secretary of Transportation

    Secretary of Energy

    Secretary of Education

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs

    Secretary of Homeland Security

    http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/government/national/s...

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  • Spock
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    That would be the President Pro-Tempore of the Senate. Daniel Inouye, a Democrat and senior senator from Hawaii, is the current president pro tempore

    Source(s): The Constitution
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