Tully Charles Garner

Tully’s father thought the vice presidency wasn’t worth a bucket of warm spit. (Actually he thought it wasn’t worth a bucket of another liquid.) If Tully was alive today he might be worth at least $50,000 a month. I don’t want to be too hard on John Nance Garner, his father, because one needs to take into account inflation. 🙂

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  1. 10 Cents:
    I don’t want to be too hard on John Nance Garner, his father, because one needs to take into account inflation.

    US$50,000 today was equivalent to US$2,748 in January 1941 when “Cactus Jack” Garner left the vice presidency.  An income of US$2748/month works out to US$32976 per year, which is a little less than half of the salary of the U.S. president at the time (US$75,000 per year).  During his term as vice president, Garner’s salary was US$12,000.

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  2. John Walker:

    10 Cents:
    I don’t want to be too hard on John Nance Garner, his father, because one needs to take into account inflation.

    US$50,000 today was equivalent to US$2,748 in January 1941 when “Cactus Jack” Garner left the vice presidency.  An income of US$2748/month works out to US$32976 per year, which is a little less than half of the salary of the U.S. president at the time (US$75,000 per year).  During his term as vice president, Garner’s salary was US$12,000.

    Yeah, and also,

    The Vice Presidency is considered to be a full-time job, and the Vice President cannot take additional outside jobs.   Whereas a seat on a corporate board of directors is considered to be part-time work that allows the board member to take on additional paying gigs.

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