Who was the president in 1868?
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United States: Andrew Johnson.
Following Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 15, 1865, Vice President Andrew Johnson (born December 29, 1808 in Raleigh, North Carolina; died July 31, 1875 in Elizabethton, Tennessee) became the seventeenth President of the United States, serving from 1865 April 15 to 1869 March 4.
1868 Presidential Election The two candidates for the Presidential election of 1868 were; Horatio Seymour - Francis Blair (Democratic) Ulysses S. Grant - Schuyler Colfax (Republican). Ulysses S. Grant won the election to become the 18th President of the United States. President Grant was reelected in 1872 and was in office from March 4, 1869 to March 4, 1877.
The next president elected after Abraham Lincoln was Ulysses S Grant in 1868. Lincoln was reelected in 1864, and was assassinated in April 1865, just a few weeks after his second inauguration. After Lincoln died, Andrew Johnson became president and finished that term for him, but was not elected in 1868.
Andrew Johnson was not a candidate for President in 1868, when his succession of Lincoln's term was ending. He returned to Tennessee and ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate in 1868 and for the US House in 1872. He was elected a Senator in 1874, only to die a year later. At the time of his succession, there was no law enabling selection of a replacement Vice President. That process was not implemented until the…
Horatio Seymour 1868 Presidential Candidate There were two candidates for the Presidential election of 1868. Horatio Seymour - Francis Blair were the Democratic candidates, and Ulysses S. Grant - Schuyler Colfax were the Republican. Ulysses S. Grant won the election to become the 18th President of the United States. President Grant was reelected in 1872 and was in office from March 4, 1869 to March 4, 1877.