Vice-Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational

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Vice-Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational
Sertor Valentinus

since 1 January 2024
StyleMr./M./Mme. Vice-Chair
Esteemed Vice-Chair
His/Her Excellency[1]
NominatorAny delegate
Term lengthSix months
Inaugural holderKalvin Koolidge
Formation15 February 2009

The Vice-Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational, is the deputy executive leader and deputy chief administrative officer of the Grand Unified Micronational. The role is subordinate to the Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational. The power the Vice-Chair wields varies and has been left largely to the discretion of individual Chairs, depending on their circumstances. Some Chairs have deputised work to their Vice-Chairs, such as chairing Quorum, more than others. The Vice-Chair has the power to preside over the Quorum of Delegates if the Chair so requires it. The Vice-Chair can assume the Chairmanship upon the incapacity, resignation, or a vote of no confidence in the Chair, and this has happened on 7 occasions.

The Vice-Chairmanship has become a more prevalent role in recent times and is now seen as one of the most important roles in the micronational community. Notable former Vice-Chairs include Alexander Reinhardt, Matthew of Essexia, Vera Hewitt, Jonathan I, and Adam I. Some have also associated it as being a springboard to the Chairmanship, with many former Vice-Chairs going on and becoming Chairs.

The incumbent Vice-Chair is Sertor Valentinus, who was elected by Quorum in December 2023.


The Vice-Chair serves for an indefinite period after confirmation, although most incoming Chairs seek to nominate a new Vice-Chair, who then has to be confirmed in the Quorum of Delegates. A charter amendment proposed by Newton von Uberquie to require the Chair and Vice-Chair to run on joint tickets, to get rid of the existing appointments process which some have criticised as being flawed, failed to pass by 1 vote. This was, however, changed under Jack Dean's chairmanship, with the June 2020 election and those since having both Chair and Vice Chair run together.

Two prospective Vice-Chairs failed to secure confirmation in the Quorum of Delegates after being nominated by a Chairman: Emperor Adam I in 2016, and Leon Montan in 2020.


Sertor ValentinusJames BornsteinRory LeonardJack DeanMike LewisTerry T (Essexia)Matthew S (Essexia)Kingdom of JupiterTarik KârjasaryHenry ClémensBrooklyn KennedyNewton von UberquieFionnbarra Ó CathailArthur I, Emperor of WürdigelandAdam I, Emperor of AdammiaKuri KabanovLiam WilliamsonTom TurnerBradley of DullahanYaroslav MarJacob TierneyJonathan I, Emperor of AustenasiaLucas CamposSebastian LindenJames von PuchowBen LawsonWilhelm of New EuropeAlexander ReinhardtKalvin Koolidge

List of Vice-Chairs

# Portrait Name
Origin (nation)
Chair Term of office Political affiliation
1 Kalvin Koolidge
Republic of Petorio
Robert Lethler 31 May 2009 13 July 2009 Independent
One of the original members of the Grand Unified Micronational, and the first Chairman.
2 Alexander Reinhardt
Federal Republic of St.Charlie
James Stewart
13 July 2009 27 September 2009 National Party of St.Charlie
Second Vice-Chairman.
3 Wilhelm von Hartmann
Empire of New Europe
Robert Lethler 13 October 2009 22 December 2009 Independent
First Vice-Chair to become Acting Chair, after Lethler resigned.
Vacant from 22 December 2009 to 13 January 2010
4 Ben Lawson
Socialist Republic of Murrayfield
Jacob Tierney 13 January 2010 February 2010 Wyke Social Democrat Party
Fourth Vice-Chairman.
5 Alexander Reinhardt
Federal Republic of St.Charlie
Jacob Tierney February 2010 13 April 2010 National Party of St.Charlie
Served as "Vice-Chair with emergency powers", but did not officially become Acting Chair.
6 James von Puchow
Antarctic Community of Landashir
Robert Lethler
(until 25 Jul)
Will Sörgel
(from 25 Jul)
13 April 2010 28 July 2010 Independent
Became Acting Chair following resignation of Will Sörgel.
Vacant from 28 July 2010 to 14 August 2011
7 Will Sörgel
State of Sandus
Jacob Tierney 14 August 2011 13 December 2011 Citizens' Communist Party of Sandus
Acting Vice-Chair between 14 August and 13 September.
8 Sebastian Linden
Nemkhav Federation
Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar 13 December 2011 18 Decemember 2011 Independent
8th Vice-Chairman.
9 Lucas Campos
Grand Duchy of Koss
Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar 18 December 2011 13 March 2012 Independent
9th Vice-Chairman.
10 Will Sörgel
State of Sandus
Bradley of Dullahan 14 March 2012 22 April 2012 Citizens' Communist Party of Sandus
10th Vice-Chairman.
Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar
Empire of Austenasia
Will Sörgel 22 April 2012 13 June 2012 Theodorist Party of Austenasia
11 Jacob Tierney
Free State of Renasia
Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar 17 June 2012 13 September 2012 Independent
11th Vice-Chairman. Founder of the GUM.
12 Yaroslav Mar
Republic of Lostisland
Jacob Tierney 15 September 2012 13 December 2012 Democratic Party of Lostisland
12th Vice-Chairman.
13 Bradley of Dullahan
Kingdom of Wyvern
Yaroslav Mar 16 December 2012 19 January 2013 Wyvernian Liberal Party
Became Acting Chair following the resignation of Yaroslav Mar, but resigned himself after just 46 minutes.
Tom Turner
Federal Republic of Rukora
Jonathan I 20 January 2013 13 March 2013 Libsozil
Acting Vice-Chair.
14 Leon Williamson
Richard Cunningham 17 March 2013 13 June 2013 Independent
14th Vice-Chairman.
15 Will Sörgel
State of Sandus
Jacob Tierney 13 June 2013 13 September 2013 Citizens' Communist Party of Sandus
15th Vice-Chairman.
16 Kuri Kabanov
Free State of Renasia
Quentin I 15 September 2013 13 December 2013 Independent
16th Vice-Chairman.
17 Adam I
Empire of Adammia
Ciprian I 15 December 2013 13 March 2014 Liberal Party of Adammia
17th Vice-Chairman.
18 Arthur I
Technocratic Empire of Würdigeland
Bradley of Dullahan
(until 13 Jun)
Vera Hewitt
(from 13 Jun)
16 March 2014 13 September 2014 Technocratic Party of Würdigeland
18th Vice-Chairman
19 Fionnbarra Ó Cathail
Confederation of Leylandiistan and Gurvata
Adam I 14 September 2014 13 December 2014 Conradh Daonlathais
19th Vice-Chairman
20 Newton von Uberquie
Taeglan I Nihilus 21 December 2014 1 April 2015 Humanist People's Alliance
20th Vice-Chairman.
21 Vera Hewitt
Empire of Austenasia
Adam I 1 April 2015 14 June 2015 Independent
21st Vice-Chairman.
Vacant from 14 June 2015 to 26 April 2016
Fionnbarra Ó Cathail
Confederation of Leylandiistan and Gurvata
Jonathan I 26 April 2016 25 June 2016 Conradh Daonlathais
Acting Vice-Chair.
22 Jonathan I
Empire of Austenasia
Fionnbarra Ó Cathail 25 June 2016 10 September 2016 Independent
Considered Monarchist
Became Acting Chair following the resignation of Fionnbarra Ó Cathail.
23 Bradley of Dullahan
Kingdom of Wyvern
Jonathan I 10 September 2016 25 September 2016 Wyvernian Liberal Party
23rd Vice-Chairman.
24 Shiro of Zenrax
Federation of Zenrax
Adam I 25 December 2016 11 March 2017 Independent
Considered Monarchist
Resigned shortly before the Chair's own resignation two weeks later.
25 Henry Clémens
Essian Commonwealth
Adam I 11 March 2017 28 March 2017 Independent
Considered Liberal
Became Acting Chair upon the resignation of the Adam I.
26 Newton von Uberquie
Palatinate of Uberquiesenberg
Henry Clémens 2 April 2017 24 September 2017 Independent
26th Vice-Chairman.
27 Tarik Kârjasary
Kingdom of Sabia and Verona
Henry Clémens
(until 25 Dec)
Adam I
(from 25 Dec)
24 September 2017 14 January 2018 Independent
27th Vice-Chair.
28 Max of Jupiter
Kingdom of Jupiter
Adam I of Überstadt
(until 7 Jul 2018)
Adam I of Adammia
(from 7 Jul 2018)
14 January 2018 7 July 2019 Independent
Considered Monarchist
The longest serving Vice-Chairman in the organisation's history, serving for over one and a half years.
29 Jonathan I
Empire of Austenasia
Bradley of Dullahan
(until 31 Dec)
Thomas I
(from 1 Jan)
7 July 2019 11 January 2020 Independent
Considered Monarchist
Served as Vice-Chair with emergency powers from 27 November to 2 December.
30 Matthew of Essexia
Commonwealth of Essexia
Thomas I
(until 30 Jun 2020)
Newton von Uberquie
(1 Jul - 31 Dec 2020)
Jack Dean
(from 1 Jan 2021)
11 January 2020 11 March 2021 Progressive Workers' Party
Served under 3 separate Chairs for over a year, was a vital asset to the GUM throughout all three terms including organising 24 Hour Quorums and chairing quorums. Resigned due to personal commitments.
31 Vera Hewitt
Commonwealth of New Virginia
Jack Dean 20 March 2021 13 June 2021 Independent
Considered Progressive
First female Vice-Chair. Resigned along with leaving much of the MicroWiki sector.
32 Terry of Essexia
Commonwealth of Essexia
Jack Dean 21 June 2021 30 June 2021 The Greens (Essexia)
First time a Chair and nominated Vice-Chair have both been delegates for the same micronation (Matthew switched delegations to Uber-Esse before being renominated for Jack's chairmanship).
33 Ashley Jaax
Empire of Iustus
Anthony R. Clark 1 July 2021 22 August 2021 Independent
Considered Social democrat
Served before stepping back from the MicroWiki community.
34 Lord Mike Lewis
Imperial Principality of Stormhold
Anthony R. Clark 30 August 2021 31 December 2021 Free Fascist Party of Lundenwic
Served as Clarke's second Vice-Chair after his predecessor stood down.
35 Jack D
Commonwealth of Essexia
Adam I 1 January 2022 23 March 2022 Royalist Party of Essexia
Elected alongside Adam I. Stepped down due to issues with scheduling.
36 Vera Hewitt
New Richmond Republic
Adam I 23 March 2022 17 June 2022 Blair Mountain League
Elected to a third term following the resignation of Jack D. Previously served as Adam I's Vice-Chair in 2015. Resigned on 17 June 2022 following a vote of no confidence being called.
37 Newton von Uberquie
Uber-Essian Union
Adam I 18 June 2022 30 June 2022 Emo Rights Party
Elected to a record 4th term during an emergency Quorum.
38 Rory Leonard
Empire of Lurdentania
Anthony Barauskis 1 July 2022 15 August 2022 Conservative Party of Lurdentania
Held office for six weeks before succeeding as Acting Chairman following the resignation of the incumbent.
39 Jack Dean
Commonwealth of Essexia
Rory Leonard 21 August 2022 6 September 2022 Royalist Party of Essexia
Elected to a place-holder position upon Leonard becoming Acting Chair, to hold office alongside him until the conclusion of fresh elections.
40 Newton von Uberquie
Uber-Essian Union
Jonathan Augustus 6 September 2022 31 December 2022 Emo Rights Party
Elected to his 5th term following the election caused by the resignation of Anthony Barauskis as Chair.
41 Jonathan I
Empire of Austenasia
Shiro Mephistopheles 1 January 2023 30 June 2023 Independent (considered Monarchist)
Elected to a 4th term in the December 2022 election following a term as Chair.
42 James Bornstein
Desert District
Simon White 1 July 2023 9 October 2023 Democratic Socialist Coalition
Resigned partway through the elected term after weeks of inactivity.
43 Bradley of Dullahan
Kingdom of Wyvern
Simon White 24 October 2023 31 December 2023 Wyvernian Liberal Party
Elected by Quorum to fill the vacancy left by Bornstein's resignation.
44 Sertor Valentinus
Kingdom of West Sayville
Anthony Barauskis 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent (considered Progressive)


  1. This an informal style, used only on occasion, often by parties outside of the Grand Unified Micronational.