How does the Texas Governor compare with the President of the US?
Rick Perry is much shorter and stands accused of being a felon. As a governor, he wields little power as compared to the Presidency of the United States of America.
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16 state governors became US President that includes Territorial Governors. 10 became 'true' two term US Presidents. 9 state governors to US Presidents were in the period since 1896. 5 'True' Two Term Presidents with gubernatorial background occurred since 1896. 4 state governors to US President…s have occurred in the last 32 years. 3 'True' Two-term Presidents with gubernatorial background occurred in the last 32 years (MORE)
Lyndon Johnson, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush lived in Texas as adults and held public office in Texas before becoming President. Two presidents, Dwight Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson , were born in Texas but Eisenhower moved out with his parents at a young age.
William Howard Taft served as a governor of the Philippines when it was under US control and later became US president. Taft Avenue in Metro Manila, Philippines is named after him.
Seventeen State Governors have subsequently become President : . Thomas Jefferson (Gov. of Virginia from 1779 until 1781) . James Monroe (Gov. of Virginia from 1799 until 1802 and in 1811) . Martin Van Buren (Gov. of New York in 1829) . John Tyler (Gov. of Virginia from 1825 until 1827) . Ja…mes K. Polk (Gov. of Tennessee from 1839 until 1841) . Andrew Johnson (Gov. of Tennessee from 1853 until 1857. . Rutherford B. Hayes (Gov. of Ohio from 1868 until 1872 and 1876 until 1877) . Grover Cleveland (Gov. of New York from 1883 until 1884) . William McKinley (Gov. of Ohio from 1892 until 1896) . Theodore Roosevelt (Gov. of New York from 1899 until 1900) . Woodrow Wilson (Gov. of New Jersey from 1911 until 1913) . Calvin Coolidge (Gov. of Massachusetts from 1919 until 1921) . Franklin D. Roosevelt (Gov. of New York from 1929 until 1932) . Jimmy Carter (Gov. of Georgia from 1971 until 1975) . Ronald Reagan (Gov. of California from 1967 until 1975) . Bill Clinton (Gov. of Arkansas from 1979 until 1981 and 1983 until 1992) . George W. Bush (Gov. of Texas from 1995 until 2000) Three others were never state governors but were governors of territories . Andrew Jackson was territorial governor of Florida , W.H. Harrison was territorial governor of Indiana , William Howard Taft was governor of the the Philippines when it became a US territory following the Spanish-American War. T (MORE)
George H. W. Bush was the President of the United States thatserved six years as the Governor of Texas. He served as theGovernor of Texas between 1995 and 2000.
There are two United States presidents that were born in the stateof Texas. These presidents are Dwight Eisenhower and LyndonJohnson. George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush prime affiliation waswith Texas, but neither were born in Texas.
10. John Tyler, 1841-1845 . Party Affiliation: Whig Did not run for president. Occupation: Lawyer, public official Other: Confederate States Congress (1861-62); Vice President (1841); US Senate (1827-36); Governor, Virginia (1825-26); Virginia State Legislator (1823-25); US House of Repr…esentatives (1816-21); Virginia House of Delegates (1811-16) Born: 29 March 1790 (Greenway, VA) Died: 18 January 1862 (Richmond, VA) Religion: Episcopalian Education: College of William and Mary (1807) . 5. James Monroe, 1817-1825 . Party Affiliation: Democratic-Republican Results, 1816: Electoral Vote (183) Opponent: Rufus King (34) Results, 1820: Electoral Vote (231) Opponent: John Q. Adams (1); votes not cast (3) Occupation: Lawyer, public official Other: Secretary of War (1814-15); Secretary of State (1811-17); Minister to France and England (1803-07); Governor, Virginia (1799-1802); Minister to France (1794-96); US Senate (1790-94); Member, Continental Congress (1783-86) Born: 28 April 1758 (Westmoreland County, VA) Died: 4 July 1831 (New York, NY) Religion: Episcopalian Education: William and Mary (1776) . http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernment/tp/presidents_usa.htm (MORE)
Two US Presidents were born in Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower and his family moved to Kansas when he was a baby. Two other US presidents, George H. W. Bush and his son George W. Bush lived as adults in Texas and held public office in Texas.
The state of New York has had the largest number of formergovernors become president. There were four of them includingMartin Van Buren, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, andFranklin Roosevelt.
The Governor is Rick Perry and the Lieutenant Governor is David Dewhurst. Rick Perry (Governor) and David Dewhurst (Lieutenant Governor), both Republicans
Anyone who has been a U.S. citizen since birth, is at least 35 years old and has actually lived in the U.S. at least 14 years can be elected. This includes governors, lawyers, and the unemployed. Of course, a governor who had previously served two terms as president would not be eligible.
Fifteen of the 47 U. S. Vice Presidents to date had been state Governors: . Thomas Jefferson (Virginia) . George Clinton (New York) . Elbridge Gerry (Massachusetts) . Daniel D. Tompkins (New York) . Martin Van Buren (New York) . John Tyler (Virginia) . Hannibal Hamlin (Maine) . Andrew John…son (Tennessee) . Thomas A. Hendricks (Indiana) . Levi P. Morton (New York) . Theodore Roosevelt (New York) . Thomas R. Marshall (Indiana) . Calvin Coolidge (Massachusetts) . Spiro Agnew (Maryland) . Nelson Rockefeller (New York) *Levi Morton was elected governor of New York after he was vice-president. (MORE)
Represents the state, signs and vetoes legislation, agrees to decisions made by the Board of Pardons and Paroles and makes some political appointments, but not that many compared to other governors. It's a relatively powerless governorship.
Rutherford Bircham Hayes was the 19 th US President and the 29 th and 32 nd Governor of Ohio.
President George W. Bush is the US president that was twice electedthe governor of Texas. He served as governor from January 17, 1995to December 21, 2000.
Any Governor who has not been a U. S. citizen since birth, who will not be at least 35 year of age by Inauguration Day or who has not lived in the U. S. for at least 14 years is not eligible for the presidency.
No, but he/she's close. In one study of official powers of governors, Texas ranked 49th.
Edward Clark (March 1861 - November 1861) . Francis R. Lubbock (November 1861 - November 1863) . Pendleton Murrah (November 1863 - June 1865) Lt. Gov. Edward Clark took over the governorship when Governor (and former Texas President) Sam Houston refused to swear his allegiance to the Confedera…te States of America. Gov. Murrah fled Austin in June 1865 as it fell to Union forces. He was replaced by Lt. Gov. Fletcher Summerfield Stockdale as Interim Military Governor followed six days later by Andrew J. Hamilton as Provincial Military Governor. (MORE)
Lyndon Johnson lived his whole life in Texas and represented Texas in Congress. George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush both lived lived their adult lives in Texas and held public office in Texas, although neither was born in Texas. Dwight Eisenhower was born in Texas but his parents (and he) m…oved to Kansas soon after he was born and he had no further ties with Texas. (MORE)
James K. Polk was the president when Texas joined the union as a state. Texas became US territory while John Tyler was the President.
they both help make up laws but a goerner only makes the laws for that city like that governer of garland only makes laws for garland
Bill Clinton (William Jefferson Clinton) was the 42nd US President, serving from 1993 to 2001. He had been the governor of the state of Arkanasas from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992 (3 two-year terms, 2 four-year terms).
No US President has ever been the governor of Alaska. The closest an Alaska governor has gotten to the presidency was when former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin lost the 2008 Vice Presidential Election to Joe Biden.
No, any natural born U.S. citizens, that has have ascertained the age of 35, and have resided in the United States for 14 years.
Four governors also became US presidents: Martin van Buren; Grover Cleveland; Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Presidents who were never state governors: George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, John Q. Adams,Andrew Jackson Wm. H. Harrison,Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce,James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, U. S. Grant, James Garfield, Chester Arthur, Ben. Harrison, Wm. Howard Taft, Warr…en Harding, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush and Barack Obama. (MORE)
Signing the bill that made Texas a US territory was one of the last things Tyler did as president.
Eisenhower was born in Texas but his family moved out when he was very young. Lyndon Johnson spent his whole life in Texas. Both Bushes have spent much of the adult lives in Texas and live there now, in 2010.
James Polk was an elected governor of Tennessee. Andrew Johnson served as the military governor of Tennessee after it seceded and was recaptured by Union forces during the Civil War.
Sam Houston was governor of the state of Texas as well as president of the Republic of Texas which at the time was a foreign country although nobody was surprised when it joined the United States.
What legislativepower does the governor of North Carolina have that the president of the US does not have?
I think has the power of line item vetoes in the bills that authorize expenditures.
Texas became a US territory in 1844, late in the term of John Tyler. It did not become a state until 1845 when Polk was president.
Yes, they can both sign or veto bills, appoint government officials, and they act as the head of the executive branch.
He does not have to wait if he thinks a response is required for the good of the country. He would surely try to contact the governor and discuss the situation, but if the governor could not be contacted, he would do what has to be done. There have been instances when the President has sent in sol…diers to enforce federal law against a governor's wishes. (MORE)
No- there is not direct connection between running for president and being a state governor, although past experience and success as a governor is a plus with voters.
I can think of two. George W. Bush, of course, was elected President. John Connally campaigned for the Republican nomination in 1980 but lost to Reagan.
I would be very surprised if they do. Presumably, a governor could be impeached if he does not fulfill his duties while he is campaigning.
No- the president has virtually no power over a governor's decisions unless they violate federal law. If a governor defies federal law, as happened, for example, in Arkansas in 1957, the president can use federal troops to enforce the law. The president can sometimes put pressure on a governor by ho…lding up federal funds to his state. (MORE)
James K. Polk was the president who signed the bill to make Texas a state on December 29, 1945.
James K. Polk was the President on December 29, 1845 when Texas joined the union.
Only one Texas Governor has been U. S. President: George W. Bush (2001-2009). Bush's successor in the Austin capitol, Rick Perry, campaigned for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination but dropped out early in the year.
US Vice -presidents who were state governors are . Thomas Jefferson (VA) . Elbridge Gerry (Mass) . Daniel Tomkins (NY) . Martin Van Buren (NY) . John Tyler (VA) . Hannibal Hamlin (Maine) . Andrew Johnson- unelected military governor of TN during the Civil War . Thomas Hendricks (IN) . L…evi Morton (NY)- served as governor after he was VP . Theodore Roosevelt (NY) . Thomas Marshall (IN) . Calvin Coolidge (Mass) . Spiro Agnew (MD) . Nelson Rockefeller (NY) (MORE)
Three for sure. Andrew Johnson was mayor of Greeneville, Tennessee and later governor of that state. Grover Cleveland went from mayor of Buffalo, NY to Governor of New York. Calvin Coolidge was the mayor of Northampton, Mass and later served as governor of Massachusetts.
Four N.Y. Governors were also U.S. Presidents: Martin Van Buren (Gov. 1829; Pres. 1837-1841) Grover Cleveland (Gov. 1883-1885; Pres. 1885-1889 & 1893-1897) Theodore Roosevelt (Gov. 1899-1900; Pres. 1901-1909) Franklin D. Roosevelt (Gov. 1929-1932; Pres. 1933-1945) Six N.Y. Governors… were also U.S. Vice Presidents: George Clinton (Gov. 1777-1795 & 1801-1804; V.P. 1805-1814) Daniel D. Tompkins (Gov. 1807-1817; V.P. 1817-1825) Martin Van Buren (Gov. 1829; V.P. 1833-1837) Levi P. Morton (V.P. 1889-1893; Gov. 1895-1896) Theodore Roosevelt (Gov. 1889-1900; V.P. 1901) Nelson Rockefeller (Gov. 1959-1973; V.P. 1974-1977) Seven N.Y. Governors were also major-party Presidential Nominees who didn't win: John Jay (Gov. 1795-1801; ran for Pres. in 1788 & 1796) DeWitt Clinton (ran for Pres. in 1812; Gov. 1817-1822 & 1825-1828) Horatio Seymour (Gov. 1853-1854 & 1863-1864; ran for Pres. in 1868) Samuel J. Tilden (Gov. 1875-1876; ran for Pres. in 1876) Charles Evans Hughes (Gov. 1907-1910; ran for Pres. in 1916) Al Smith (Gov. 1919-1920 & 1923-1928; ran for Pres. in 1928) Thomas E. Dewey (Gov. 1943-1954; ran for Pres. in 1944 & 1948) (MORE)
In many ways the office of lieutenant governor is comparable to the office of the vice president of the United States. The office of lieutenant governor is put into place as a successor to the governor, when the governor cannot fulfill the duties of his office.
No, though many presidents were previously governors (including Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush). Many other presidents were senators or vice-presidents.
Bill Clinton (William Jefferson Clinton) was the 42nd US President,serving from 1993 to 2001. He had been the governor of the state ofArkanasas from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992.
No, governors are elected by the people of a state. Federal judgesare appointed by the President and confirmed by Congress.
The U.S. President has more power than the Texas governor. Agovernor affects only his own state, the President is in charge ofall 50.
Yes, because the line-item veto is the power of the Texas governorto reject only some provisions of a spending bill.