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No, there is no requirement for the President to be married. James Buchanan and Grover Cleveland were both bachelors when elected. Cleveland later married during his term of office.
No, James Buchanan didnt get married

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No it was never a requirement to be married in order to become President.

James Buchanan claim to fame is that he was the United States' first "bachelor" president. When he was in his 20s, Buchanan worked as a lawyer in Lancaster, Pa., where he met and became engaged to a woman named Ann Coleman. But Buchanan's fiancee broke off the engagement suddenly and died soon after. Buchanan remained unmarried for the rest of his life.

He became president in 1857. His single term was fraught with upheaval: the Panic of 1857, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, and the secession of seven Southern states from the Union. He is now mainly remembered for his failure to take a strong stand against slavery.

There was another President who entered the White House when he was unmarried,

in 1885. Unlike bachelor Buchanan, though, Grover Cleveland had a reputation as somewhat of a ladies man. He asked his sister Rose, a "spinster" with a successful career as a teacher, novelist, and literary critic, to move to Washington to be his first lady and bring a note of respectability to the White House. She acted as first lady until her brother married in 1886.

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No you do not have to be married to be the president No. There are only three requirements as follows.

* Be a naturalized born citizen of the United States * Be at least 35 years of age * Must have been a permanent resident of the United States for at least 14 years.

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No, not technically. The First Lady is the hostess of the White House, and customarily the president's wife gains the title by default. However this isn't always the case, and it has been known for a president's daughter, or even a female friend to assume the role, in cases where the president's wife has been unwilling/unable to fulfill it.

With that in mind, assumedly a president's unmarried live-in partner could also act as First Lady, marriage to the president is not a prerequisite.

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16y ago

No, but being married helps them with electability.

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No You do not, but

you must be at least 35 and be born a US citizen . You also have to lived in the US for 14 years.

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The United States had an unmarried President, Chester Arthur.

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11y ago

No. Being married is not a requirement to be US President.

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