When has a prior Vice President been elected president through voting?
- FoofaLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
Used to be the runner up in terms of votes became the VP. But in 1804 with the ratification of the 12th Amendment this changed. You can blame the party system.
- A.J.Lv 71 month ago
George HW Bush and Richard Nixon in the not so distant past.
It is difficult to examine every administration.
We can start with a list of Vice Presidents who later became President by one reason or another.
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester Alan Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry S. Truman, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush
In 1796, John Adams was elected President.
In 1800, Thomas Jefferson. Re-elected in 1804.
In 1836, Martin Van Buren was elected.
Theodore Roosevelt became President after the assassination of William McKinley and was re-elected in 1904.
Calvin Coolidge became President upon the death of Warren G Harding and was re-elected in 1924.
Harry S Truman became President upon the death of FD Roosevelt in his 4th term and was re-elected in 1948.
Lyndon Johnson became President upon the assassination of JF Kennedy and was re-elected in 1964.
In 1968, Richard Nixon, after having served as VP under Dwight D Eisenhower. He was re-elected in 1972.
Gerald Ford was the only President who became President without prior President or VP election experience I believe. Never a running mate. John Tyler and Millard Fillmore never elected President at all.
In 1988, George HW Bush was elected President having served as Vice President under Ronald Reagan.
So, George HW Bush is the most recent example. Richard Nixon prior to that.
Four US Presidents died in office, four assassinated, and one resigned.
William H Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Warren Harding, FDR.
Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, John Kennedy.
- SandyLv 71 month ago
LBJ? Bush one?