The West Wing

Season 4 Episode 23

Twenty Five

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 14, 2003 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • According to the 25th amendment and the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, the Speaker of the House would not truly become President of the United States. He would be known as the "Acting President". In fact, even if the President never resumed his duties the Speaker would never fully become President, but remain as acting president until the next presidential election. While the Speaker is seen taking the oath of office, that is not required by the Constitution or the succession act, either.