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  • How many vice presidents have been elected president later on?

  • Five of these were elected president later on. There have been eight vice presidents who took over when the former president died and one due to the president鈥檚 resignation. John Adams served as the 1st Vice President of the United States from April of 1789-March of 1797 under George Washington.

  • How many terms did John Adams serve as vice president?

  • At the time, the presidential candidate with the second highest number of votes became the Vice President. From there, Adams succeeded Washington and became the 2nd President of the United States. He served for one term, from March of 1797-1801.

  • 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.