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No. It's theoretically possible for a president of the US to have three nonconsecutive terms in office (elected vice-president, becomes president more than two years into his term, loses (or doesn't run) the next election, runs for president in a later election and wins, loses (or doesn't run) in the next election, runs AGAIN in a later election and wins).

The only US president so far to serve non-consecutive terms was Grover Cleveland, who was elected in 1884, lost to Benjamin Harrison (despite winning the popular vote) in 1888, and was elected again in 1892.

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There is no overall maximum number of terms that someone can be President of the USA, but there is a limit of two consecutive terms. It is possible that someone could serve two terms, sit out a term, then serve two more terms.

Grover Cleveland is the only US president to serve two non-consecutive (or two interrupted) terms of office.

The restriction is not on consecutive terms but on two terms. For a bit of the history of the amendment and for the amendment itself, with all the details of the restriction, see http://www.post-gazette.com/nation/20021127amendment_22p9.asp

(Stephen) Grover Cleveland is the only US president to serve non consecutive terms. He served as the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. His first term of office ran from 1885 to 1889. He was defeated by Benjamin Harrison in 1888 and then defeated Harrison in 1992 and so served again 1893-1897.Grover Cleveland he was president before and after Benjamin Harrison.Also, although all of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's terms were consecutive, he technically served two nonconsecutive terms -- his first term and third term were not consecutive.

Grover Cleveland was elected president two nonconsective terms to be America's 22nd and 24th president!!!!!

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Benjamin Harrison, who was "sandwiched" between the two non-consecutive terms of Grover Cleveland. Grover Cleveland was the only US President to be elected two times in non-consecutive terms.

Woodrow Wilson was the first Democrat to be elected President for two consecutive terms after Andrew Jackson. In between the two, Democrat Grover Cleveland was President twice, but he was not elected to two consecutive terms.

His two terms as President were not CONSECUTIVE terms.

President Clinton served two consecutive terms from 1993 to 2001

No. The Constitution of the United States only allows for two consecutive terms of any one administration. That does not mean that a President who has served two consecutive terms cannot nominate and run for Presidency in the future.

John Adams

A president can serve up to two consecutive terms totaling eight years.

grover cleveland

Grover Cleveland is the only US president to serve two non-consecutive (or two interrupted) terms of office.

There is no overall maximum number of terms that someone can be President of the USA, but there is a limit of two consecutive terms. It is possible that someone could serve two terms, sit out a term, then serve two more terms.

The restriction is not on consecutive terms but on two terms. For a bit of the history of the amendment and for the amendment itself, with all the details of the restriction, see http://www.post-gazette.com/nation/20021127amendment_22p9.asp

Franklin Delano Roosevelt.