A gregarious man, Mr Curtis studied law, and then found himself representing the State of Kansas in the United States Senate, until he was tapped to run as Vice President of the United States in 1928, winning quite handily.
He served as the 31st VPOTUS for one term — his running mate was Herbert Hoover, and that didn’t bode well — and resumed his legal career after leaving politics, until passing away in February of 1936.
He was the first Native American to serve as Vice President; the first multi-racial person to serve as same, and the last unmarried person to hold that office.
History, kids. It didn’t start in 1994.