People also ask


  • How many presidents have had a vice president?

  • Nine times in the history of the republic, a vice-president has ascended to the office of president due to the death or resignation of the president. Here鈥檚 a list of these men: John Tyler. Millard Fillmore. Andrew Johnson. Chester Arthur. Theodore Roosevelt. Calvin Coolidge.

  • How many vice presidents have failed to win office?

  • More than a dozen vice presidents eventually served as presidents, whether through election or the presidential line of succession when a president was unable to complete their term. But just about as many vice presidents have tried to win the highest office and lost, though some, like Richard Nixon, eventually won.

  • Who was the last Vice President to run for President?

  • ROBERTS: There have been a good many. Martin Van Buren in 1836 was the last sitting vice president before George H.W. Bush to have been elected. But others have run and lost. John Breckinridge lost to Lincoln in a four-way race in 1860, Henry Wallace to Truman in a four-way race in 1948.

  • Why did some vice presidents run for President?

  • Some vice presidents had no choice but to assume office due to the death or resignation of their predecessors, like Lyndon B. Johnson after John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Others, like President-elect Joe Biden, chose to run for president after serving as second-in-command in the White House.