What was so unusual about Richard M Johnson as vice president under Martin van Buren?
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What was so unusual about the election of Richard m Johnson as vice president under Martin van Buren?
His running mate in 1836, Richard Johnson, was not picked by Van Buren, but by Andrew Jackson who was the President. By 1840, Johnson had taken a slave girl for his common-law wife and had children by her, whom he raised as free. This made him quite unpopular in the South, so much so that the Deocratic convention did not nominate anyone for vice-president in 1840. Johnson was left as a sort of defacto running…
Richard M. Johnson was the 9th Vice President of the United States, serving with President Martin Van Buren from 1837 March 4 to 1841 March 4. Richard Milhous Nixon was the 36th Vice President of the United States, serving with President Dwight Eisenhower from 1953 January 20 to 1961 January 20. Nixon later became the President, with Vice Presidents Spiro Agnew and Gerald Ford.
John Adams Thomas Jefferson Martin Van Buren *Theodore Roosevelt *Calvin Coolidge *Harry S. Truman *Lyndon Baines Johnson *Richard Milhous Nixon George Herbert Walker Bush * Became President before being elected President. Vice Presidents who became president but were not elected president John Tyler Millard Fillmore Andrew Johnson Chester A. Arthur Gerald Ford
This happened once. In the Presidential election of 1836, the election for Vice President was decided in the Senate. Martin Van Buren's running mate, Richard M. Johnson, fell one vote short of a majority in the Electoral College. Vice Presidential candidates Francis Granger and Johnson had a "run-off" in the Senate under the 12th Amendment, where Johnson was elected 33 votes to 17.
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren, Richard Nixon and George H. W. Bush were all elected vice-president before they were elected President. Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson first became President due to the death of the President, but were then elected to a term of their own.
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In1840, Tyler and Harrison ran against the incumbent President Martin Van Buren. The incumbent Vice-president Richard M. Johnson was unpopular in the South because he had taken a slave as a common-law wife and treated their children as if they were white. The Democratic Convention therefore did not nominate anyone to run for vice-president, although Johnson would no doubt have been elected vice-president if Van Buren would have won the election,
Fourteen vice-presidents later became president. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester A. Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. All were elected to be vice-president except Gerald Ford who was appointed to the office. Nine were later elected as president : John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry Truman…
U.S. Senators who became President as of 2013: James Monroe John Quincy Adams Andrew Jackson Martin Van Buren William Henry Harrison John Tyler Franklin Pierce James Buchanan Andrew Johnson Benjamin Harrison Warren G. Harding Harry S Truman John F. Kennedy Lyndon B. Johnson Richard M. Nixon Barack Obama Andrew Johnson was also a U.S. Senator after his Presidency.
14 were. Here is a list: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren, Richard Milhous Nixon and George Herbert Walker Bush were elected president on their own. John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, John Calvin Coolidge and Harry S Truman took over when a president got sick and died. Andrew Johnson, Chester Alan Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson took over when a president was assassinated. Gerald Rudolph Ford took over when Richard Milhous Nixon resigned.
Fourteen vice presidents later became president: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester A. Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry S Truman, Richard M. Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald R. Ford and George H.W. Bush. Five of them, Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren , Nixon and Bush completed their terms as vice-president and then ran for president. The others moved up to the Presidency because the President died or…