Key Dates


Vice Presidents Who Became President

Vice President Reason Days as Presidnt Re-election
John Tyler Harrison died of pneumonia in 1842
Didn't run for President
Millard Fillmore Taylor died in1850 from illness
Lost nomination.
Andrew Johnson Lincold assassinated in 1865
Failed to win the nominationin1868
Chester A. Arthur Garfield was assassinated in 1881
Was not nominated
Theodore Roosevelt McKinley was assasinated in 1901
Elected to a full term. Did not run in 1908. Was defeated in 1912
CalvinCoolidge Harding died of a heart attack in 1923
Elected to a full term. Did not run for a second term.
Harry S. Truman Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1945
Elected to a full term but did not run again.
Lyndon B. Johnson Kennedy assassinated in 1963
Elected to a full term but didn't seek relection in 1968
Gerald R. Ford Nixon resigned in 1974
Lost election ot Jimmy Carter in 1976

Quick Facts





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  • Harnsberger, Caroline Thomas. Treasury of Presidential Quotations. Chicago: Follett Publishing Company, 1964
  • Kane, Joseph Natan. Facts about the Presidents from Washington to Johnson. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1964.
  • National Park Service Web Site on Presidential Trivia:

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