Which US president served 4 terms in office?
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the US President from 1933-1945 and died in office. Roosevelt was elected four times (1932, 1936, 1940, 1944), but died in April, 1945, just four months into his 4th term.
He was the only US President to serve more than two terms. This is no longer possible since the ratification of the 22nd Amendment in 1951, limiting a President to two elected terms
He was the only US President to serve more than two terms. This is no longer possible since the ratification of the 22nd Amendment in 1951, limiting a President to two elected terms
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Franklin D. Roosevelt was U. S. President from March, 1933 until his death in April, 1945. He was the only U. S. President who served more than eight years.
There were thirteen who were re-elected and served two fullterms , namely 1. George Washington 2. Thomas Jefferson 3. James Madison 4. James Monroe 5. Andrew Jackson 6. Ulysses S. Grant 7. Grover Cleveland == his two terms were not consecutive 8. Woodrow Wilson 9. Franklin D. Roosevelt (served 3… full terms and died early in his4th term). 10. Dwight Eisenhower 11. Ronald Reagan 12. Bill Clinton 13. George W. Bush. 14. Barack Obama Note : all of the above except Cleveland served their termsconsecutively. Cleveland was the only President to leave office andthen return later.. There were three other presidents who were re-elected to twoterms, but they did not complete the second term: 1. Abraham Lincoln (assassinated at the beginning of his secondterm). 2. William McKinley (assassinated at the beginning of his secondterm). 3. Richard Nixon (resigned during his second term). There were also four presidents w ho were elected to a secondterm, but they hadn't been elected to the first (they didn'tserve a full first term). 1. Theodore Roosevelt (completed McKinley's second term and waselected to one term of his own). 2. Calvin Coolidge (completed Warren Harding's term and was electedto one term of his own). 3. Harry Truman (completed FDR's fourth term and was elected to oneterm of his own). 4. Lyndon B. Johnson (completed Kennedy's term and was elected toone term of his own). (MORE)
The US President can serve a maximum two full terms. One term is four years. A president who finishes another president's term which has less than two years to go, can still serve two more full terms. Therefore, in theory, it is possible to serve for 10 years in this special case.
William Henry Harrison, 9th President ,who died in office on April 4, 1841.served the shortest term of any president: March 4 - April 4, 1841. He served 30 days, 12 hours, and 30 minutes. He died of pneumonia. William Henry Harrison only held office for 32 days. He died at theage of 68 from complic…ations due to pneumonia. (MORE)
With the 22nd Amendment amending the 12th, it would then change the answer altogether. "No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice," the 22nd Amendment says. In preventing individuals from being elected to the presidency more than twice, the 22nd amendment does not pre…clude a former president from again assuming the presidency by means other than election, including succession from the vice presidency. Depending on which constitutional law scholar you ask, they are not constitutionally ineligible to the office of president, and therefore not barred by the 12th Amendment from being elected vice president. Answer The 12th Amendment would preclude Bill Clinton (for example) from the office of vice president. "But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States." Bill cannot be President again, therefore, he cannot be Vice President. Answer With reference to former President Bill Clinton and taking a strict interpretation, there is nothing explicitly prohibiting a former President from becoming Vice president. They are two different offices. Historically, vice president and other cabinet positions are the springboards to the presidency; the progression has never been backwards. Similarly, there have been vice presidents who have served two terms and then went on to serve as president for one term. However, in order to become Vice president, you must receive votes, just like the office of president. Based on the national party convention structure, the candidate that wins the primary usually chooses the second best candidate to be his running mate, or someone who is actively serving in Congress or other political office. But, Bill Clinton could technically be nominated by a "voice vote." Party rules would govern how the nomination might occur. This could be an interesting paradigm shift in the way Vice presidential candidates are chosen or not chosen. Never before have a husband and wife both run for the office of the presidency. Answer In the example above, Bill Clinton cannot be President again as he has served two terms. He is therefore ineligible to assume the position of vice-president, as he could be asked to assume the position of President, which he cannot do. The 12th amendment ends: "But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States." And the 22nd amendment makes a two-term President "constitutionally ineligible." (MORE)
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected 4 times. He only served a few weeks of the last term before he passed away.
Yes! There are no restrictions on how many terms . consecutive or otherwise , that a vice-president can serve, provided he is eligible to serve as president. ( A vice-president who later served two terms as president would not be allowed to come back and serve as vice-president again. ) No vice-p…resident has yet served non consecutive terms but Charles Fairbanks , who was vice president from 1905 to 1909 ran again for vice president in 1916 but lost. (MORE)
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only president to serve three terms.Roosevelt held office from March 4, 1933 until April 12, 1945.
Franklin Roosevelt was the only one to serve more than two terms and will remain the only one unless the Constitution is changed.
No. The vice president must be eligible to become the President and a person who has served two terms as president is no longer eligible to be president.
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Under the 22nd Amendment, a US President may be elected to two at most 4-year terms of office. However, aVice President who succeeds an elected President and serves morethan two years of that President's term may only be elected to one term. A Vice President who succeeds anelected President and …serves two or fewer years of that person'sterm of office may be elected twice more. This effectively limits a President to a maximum of 10years in office (two and one-half terms). The actual text of Amendment 22, Section 1 (amendment passed 1947, ratified 1951)"No person shall be electedto the office of the President more than twice, and no person whohas held the office of President, or acted as President, for morethan two years of a term to which some other person was electedPresident shall be elected to the office of the President more thanonce. But this article shall not apply to any person holding theoffice of President when this article was proposed by the Congress,and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office ofPresident, or acting as President, during the term within whichthis article becomes operative from holding the office of Presidentor acting as President during the remainder of such term." Now, they can only serve two 4-year terms. (MORE)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt did Served a total of four times. He died during his fourth term.
The shortest-serving President was William Henry Harrison. He fell ill immediately following his inauguration in 1841 and died of pneumonia a month later. He was only President for a month. The next shortest term was James A. Garfield, at about 6 months. He took office in March 1881, was shot in Jul…y, and died in September. In 3rd was Zachary Taylor. He came down with an infection of the stomach and/or intestines a little over a year into his term and died in July of 1850. (MORE)
No U.S. President was in office for four full terms. The longest U.S. Presidency was that of Franklin D. Roosevelt, which lasted 12 years and a little over a month, from March 1933 to April 1945.
No, under the 22nd Amendment it is not possible to be elected President more than twice.. Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some …other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term. . Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress. (MORE)
Franklin d roosevelt served 3 terms, he was the reason they made the 2 term limit.
US presidents are elected to a four-year term . The maximumnumber of full terms that a president can serve is two. Presidentswho took over for another president and have served more than twoyears can seek only one additional term.
If the President of the US cannot fulfill his or her term due to things like death, illness - physical or mental, disease or other factor, the President can resign from office whereupon the Vice President becomes President. Also, Amendment XXV (25) to the Constitution provides for circumstances wher…e the Vice President becomes the Acting President. I encourage you to read Amendments XII and XX also as they also deal with presidential succession. (MORE)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president of the UnitedStates four consecutive times. Roosevelt died during his fourthterm on April 12, 1945.
Franklin Roosevelt was elected to four terms. He died after serving about three months of his fourth term.
Because of the 22nd amendment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution Only one president has served more than two terms. FDR.
It states it in the American constitution that a president may only run for two terms max. This is because they belive in a democracy this is right and fair. In Canada :) you can be in office for many years, some PMs have been in power for over fifteen years George Washington served two terms and …was asked to serve again. He was smart enough to realize that this would turn into another monarchy. As a free country that wanted no king this was not a good idea. Every President after Washington respected this convention until F.D. R. who served three terms and died trying to serve a fourth. After this Presidency some issues became apparent and our Government passed a law keeping this from ever occurring again. (MORE)
Under the 22nd Amendment: The US President can serve only two elected terms of 4 years each, as well as up to 2 years as successor to a President who dies or otherwise leaves office. This creates a practical maximum of 8 years and a potential maximum of 10 years.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) - elected to four terms. After FDR, the 22nd Amendment ratified in 1951, limited the presidential office to two terms. . No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as Presiden…t, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. . (MORE)
William Rufus King , elected VP with President Franklin Pierce, died after about 6 weeks in office. He was too sick to travel the whole time and never made it to Washington. He was sworn in, in Cuba, where he went in hopes of regaining his health and died at his home in Alabama.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd President) served for12 years and 1 month, from March 4, 1933 until his death in officeon April 12, 1945. FDR was elected four times, and the remaining 39months of his 4th term were served by his new Vice President, HarryTruman.
Whatever they want for the most part, though they tend to remain active in politics and diplomacy and they nearly always write a book or three. Jimmy Carter is/was a major player in diplomatic circles and was probably more successful in that role than as president. George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton …have both been active in philanthropy and diplomacy. George W. Bush wrote a book. (MORE)
FDR was the only president to serve more than two consecutive terms due to the second world war.
The terms of office of each President were based on a period of 4 years, but some did not complete their terms, and some were affected by changes in the dates of their inauguration. The terms and periods of service of each of the 42 Presidents through George W. Bush (42nd President): 1) George Was…hington - 2 terms - 8 years 2) John Adams - 1 term - 4 years 3) Thomas Jefferson - 2 terms - 8 years 4) James Madison - 2 terms - 8 years 5) James Monroe - 2 terms - 8 years 6) John Quincy Adams - 1 term - 4 years 7) Andrew Jackson - 2 terms - 8 years 8) Martin Van Buren - 1 term - 4 years 9) William Henry Harrison - 1 term - 1 month 10) James Tyler - 1 term (succession) - 4 years 11) James Polk - 1 term - 4 years 12) Zachary Taylor - 1 term - 16 months 13) Millard Fillmore - 1 term (succession) - 3 years 14) Franklin Pierce - 1 term - 4 years 15) James Buchanan - 1 term - 4 years 16) Abraham Lincoln - 2 terms - 4+ years 17) Andrew Johnson - 1 term (succession) - 4 years 18) Ulysses Grant - 2 terms - 8 years 19) Rutherford Hayes - 1 term - 4 years 20) James Garfield - 1 term - 6 months 21) Chester Arthur - 1 term (succession) - 4 years 22) + 24) Grover Cleveland - 2 nonconsecutive terms - 8 years 23) Benjamin Harrison - 1 term - 4 years 25) William McKinley - 2 terms - 4+ years 26) Theodore Roosevelt - 2 terms (succession) - 8 years 27) William Taft - 1 term - 4 years 28) Woodrow Wilson - 2 terms - 8 years 29) Warren Harding - 1 term - 2 years 30) Calvin Coolidge - 2 terms (succession) - 6 years 31) Herbert Hoover - 1 term - 4 years 32) Franklin D. Roosevelt - 4 terms - 12+ years 33) Harry Truman - 2 terms (succession)- 8 years 34) Dwight Eisenhower - 2 terms - 8 years 35) John F. Kennedy - 1 term - 3 years 36) Lyndon Johnson - 2 terms (succession) - 5 years 37) Richard Nixon - 2 terms - 6 years 38) Gerald Ford - 1 term (succession) - 2 years 39) Jimmy Carter - 1 term - 4 years 40) Ronald Reagan - 2 terms - 8 years 41) George H. W. Bush - 1 term - 4 years 42) Bill Clinton - 2 terms - 8 years 43) George W. Bush - 2 terms - 8 years (MORE)
U. S. presidents have a 4-year term and they can only be elected to two terms. If they assumed the office after the death or removal of a president and served more than two years, they can only be elected to one additional term as president. Hence, the most a president can now serve is 10 years.… (MORE)
John Q. Adams was a Congressman after he was president and Andrew Johnson was elected to the Senate.
The presidential term of four years was set by the original US Constitution which the states ratified when they joined together to create the United States. The original constitution did not set any limit on the number of terms that the president might serve , but he had to go up for election ever…y four years. Now, an amendment is in place that limits the number of full terms to two. (MORE)
Shortest term: Wm Henry Harrison died of pneumonia after one month in office. Second shortest: James Garfield - died from complications of bullet wounds after about 6 month in office.
No US President has ever served 4 full terms. The only President to serve more than 2 terms was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR was elected 4 times (1932, 1936, 1940, 1944) but died just 4 months into his 4th term, in April, 1945.
22 of the 43 presidents served for four years or less. They were John Adams, John Q, Adams, Van Buren, W. H. Harrison, Tyler, Polk,Taylor, Fillmore,Pierce,Buchanan, A. Johnson, Hayes,Garfield, Arthur, B. Harrison, Taft, Hoover, Harding, Kennedy, Ford, Carter and George H. W. Bush.
He first led the country through the Great Depression and then led the USA through most of WWII. Besides, he was more popular than any Republican candidate than ran against him. It was legal in FDR's day for a president to be elected as many times as he wanted to run. Since 1945, a law was passed an…d a president can only serve two terms now. (MORE)
Presidents who served one full term or less were John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Martin van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin …Harrison, William H. Taft, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George Bush Sr. (MORE)
What did he use to get around the 2 term rule. The President is not supposed to serve over 8 years. Why was he able to serve 4 terms?
If you are referring to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he served before the two term rule was put into effect soon after his death.
Yes, and a few held offices after the Presidency. John Quincy Adams became a Congressman. Yes. The only Constitutional disability imposed on the President is that that individual cannot serve more than two terms as President .
Persons are not allowed to be elected to more than two terms as president due to the ratification of the 22nd amendment to the US Constitution. George Washington set the precedent when he refused to run for athird term in 1796.
Can a person hold the office of president of the US if they leave office for a term after serving their second term and run again?
No person can become president of the US again after completing 2 terms in office.
None. However, if you meant to ask who served TWO nonconsecutive terms, then the answer is Grover Cleveland.
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated James Garfield was assassinated William McKinley was assassinated Franklin D. Roosevelt died suddenly in the midst of his 4th term John F. Kennedy was assassinated Richard Nixon resigned (before he was going to be impeached)
On January 21, 2013, Barack Obama became the only two-term U.S. President to date (late January 2013) to take the U.S. Presidential Oath of Office four times. On January 21, 2009, the day after President Obama's first inauguration, he repeated the Oath with Chief Justice John Roberts because Just…ice Roberts had misspoken the Oath during the public ceremony. Inauguration Day has fallen on a Sunday three times since the date was changed to January 20, in 1957, in 1985 and in 2013. In each case, the President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama respectively, was starting his second term, and in each case the President took the Oath of Office in a private ceremony on Sunday the 20th then repeated the Oath during the public ceremony on Monday the 21st. (MORE)
Short Answer: 2 terms. Partial terms over 2 years count inthat amount. One person could potentially serve as President for 9years, 364 days under certain conditions. Amendment 22 - Presidential Term Limits. Ratified 2/27/1951. 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President morethan …twice, and no person who has held the office of President, oracted as President, for more than two years of a term to which someother person was elected President shall be elected to the officeof the President more than once. But this Article shall not applyto any person holding the office of President, when this Articlewas proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person whomay be holding the office of President, or acting as President,during the term within which this Article becomes operative fromholding the office of President or acting as President during theremainder of such term. (MORE)
Some of the US presidents who have served two terms include George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Bill Clinton, and Thomas Jefferson. Other presidents include James Monroe and Ronald Reagan.
No. Washington chose not to run for a third term, though at thetime he could have done so.
Presidents who served less than one full term are the following: William Henry Harrison (pneumonia) John Tyler (Harrison's VP) Zachary Taylor (stomach virus) Millard Fillmore (Taylor's VP) Andrew Johnson (Lincoln's VP) James Garfield (assassinated) Chester Arthur (Garfield's VP) Warren Harding (stro…ke) John F. Kennedy (assassinated) Gerald Ford (Nixon's VP) (MORE)
The President's term of office is 4 years. A person may bePresident for no more than 2 terms.