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Vice Presidents' Success Rates

August 18, 2000

Being vice president doesn't always impress voters. While nine vice presidents have succeeded presidents who died or resigned, only four incumbent vice presidents made it to the White House by running for election. Six others sought the Oval Office but lost.

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Winners Served Under Became President John Adams George Washington 1797 Thomas Jefferson John Adams 1801 Martin Van Buren Andrew Jackson 1837 George Bush Ronald Reagan 1989 *

Losers Served Under Lost Thomas R. Marshall Woodrow Wilson Lost nomination in 1920 Charles G. Dawes Calvin Coolidge Lost nomination in 1928 John N. Garner Franklin D. Roosevelt Lost nomination in 1940 Alben W. Barkley Harry S. Truman Lost nomination in 1952 Richard Nixon Dwight D. Eisenhower Lost election in 1960 Hubert H. Humphrey Lyndon B. Johnson Lost election in 1968 *

Sources: Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections

Compiled by MALOY MOORE / Los Angeles Times

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