Who was the first common man to be elected president?
Who ran for president twice unsuccessfully and became to second man to become president that was not elected?
Who was the oldest man elected president of the US and the first person to die while holding office?
I can only think of one: Gerald Ford. All other vice-presidents who later became president were at least elected vice-president first. However, Ford was not elected: the elected vice-president, Spiro Agnew, resigned due to criminal charges against him; Nixon nominated Ford as a replacement, and Ford became president when Nixon himself resigned. If you mean "not elected president", then there have been several. John Tyler was the first man to be elevated to the presidency…
Many men became President through succession, but were somehow elected to government. The only man who was not elected in any way, and became President, was Gerald Ford. This happened because Vice President Agnew resigned, Ford was appointed Vice President. Then, Richard Nixon resigned and Ford became President through succession.
There was no president when the Declaration of Independence was signed. At the time, in July 1776, Washington was General, and as a newly born nation in the throes of war, they did not have time or have the right man yet to elect a president. The first President, George Washington, was elected in 1789. He served the country from 1789-1797, when John Adams was elected as second president.
Whose election in 1828 represented a victory for the common man and direct democracy as well as the spoils system of giving loyal supports government jobs?
In 1961, at 43 years of age, John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president of the United States. He turned 44 on May 29 after his January 20 inauguration. John F. Kennedy was 43 when elected president in 1960. His birthday was in May, so he was still 43 when he became President in January, 1961. He was not the youngest president, but he was the youngest man ever elected President. Theodore…
There are several men who rose to the office of President of the US but were not elected to it. Gerald Ford is the only man who was not elected to either the office of President or Vice President though. Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson were all sworn in after the presidents they served under died.
Washington was elected by the process specified in the newly ratified US Constitution. Only 10 states voted since NC and RI had not yet ratified the Constitution and New York was not able to get its electors selected in time. As for why he was elected- he had no serious opponents. He was the man everybody thought of when a president was needed. George Washington was unanimously elected by the electoral college in 1789, making…