The Order of Presidential Succession

 

 

*  Legal Information Institute

Constitution, Article II, Section I, Clause 6

20th Amendment (1933)

25th Amendment (1967)

Law of Presidential Succession (1947 amended)

 

*  Official Order of Succession*
1. Vice President
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 and Human Services

13. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
14.
Secretary of Transportation
15.
Secretary of Energy
16.
Secretary of Education

 

*See also Current Order of Succession (Pearson Education)