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The short answer to the title of this article is: 16 presidents were senators at one time. They were: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Benjamin Harrison, Warren G. Harding, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson , Richard M. Nixon and Barack Obama.

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John F. Kennedy, Barack H. Obama, and Warren G. Harding were the only sitting Senators to be elected to the Presidency. Other Presidents have served in the Senate were elected to the Vice-Presidency only to later become President (Harry S. Truman is one example).

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Several former US Senators have later become President. They are J. Quincy Adams, Jackson, VanBuren ,Tyler, Pierce, Buchanan, Benjamin Harrison, Harding, Truman, Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon and Obama. Andrew Johnson was elected to the Senate after he was President.

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16 presidents were senators at one time. They were: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Benjamin Harrison, Warren G. Harding, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson , Richard M. Nixon and Barack Obama.

Seventeen State Governors have subsequently become President :

  1. Thomas Jefferson (Gov. of Virginia from 1779 until 1781)
  2. James Monroe (Gov. of Virginia from 1799 until 1802 and in 1811)
  3. Martin Van Buren (Gov. of New York in 1829)
  4. John Tyler (Gov. of Virginia from 1825 until 1827)
  5. James K. Polk (Gov. of Tennessee from 1839 until 1841)
  6. Andrew Johnson (Gov. of Tennessee from 1853 until 1857.
  7. Rutherford B. Hayes (Gov. of Ohio from 1868 until 1872 and 1876 until 1877)
  8. Grover Cleveland (Gov. of New York from 1883 until 1884)
  9. William McKinley (Gov. of Ohio from 1892 until 1896)
  10. Theodore Roosevelt (Gov. of New York from 1899 until 1900)
  11. Woodrow Wilson (Gov. of New Jersey from 1911 until 1913)
  12. Calvin Coolidge (Gov. of Massachusetts from 1919 until 1921)
  13. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Gov. of New York from 1929 until 1932)
  14. Jimmy Carter (Gov. of Georgia from 1971 until 1975)
  15. Ronald Reagan (Gov. of California from 1967 until 1975)
  16. Bill Clinton (Gov. of Arkansas from 1979 until 1981 and 1983 until 1992)
  17. George W. Bush (Gov. of Texas from 1995 until 2000)

Three others were never state governors but were governors of territories.

Andrew Jackson was territorial governor of Florida ,

W.H. Harrison was territorial governor of Indiana ,

William Howard Taft was governor of the the Philippines when it became a US territory following the Spanish-American War.

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Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, William Harrison, Tyler, Pierce, Buchanan. Andrew Johnson, Benjamin Harrison, Harding, Truman, Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Nixon and Obama

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All I know is that John F. Kennedy was the last US Senator to be elected as President.

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That was James Monroe of Virginia. He was a U.S. Senator from 1790 to 1794.

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Andrew Johnson.

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Andrew Johnson is the only one.

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Do any former presidents live in Rhode Island?

As of September 2014, there are no living former presidents that live in Rhode Island. A couple of the former presidents live in Texas and New York.


Have any presidents served a split term?

No president has served a term that was split. Grover Cleveland, served two separate terms, which were split by four years served by another president, Benjamin Harrison..


Can a senator run for the senate and the presidency in the same election?

Yes, they may. There are no qualifications or limitations in either article 1 or 2 of the constitution that would prevent a candidate for the senate from also running for President or Vice-President.


How much do ex vice presidents get paid?

Part of the job description of the U. S. Vice President is President of the U. S. Senate, and his or her pension is based on his/her service in Congress. Someone who serves in Congress for at least five years, including time served as Vice President, receives a pension equal to the average pay of the three years in which he/she earned the most, up to a maximum of 80% of his/her final pay rate. The former Vice President can start collecting at age 62 if he/she served at least five years, at age 50 if he/she served at least 20 years, or at any time if he/she served at least 25 years.


How many US Presidents served only four terms?

Only four terms? That's the most any one president has served. Franklin Delano Roosevelt served three terms, starting in 1933, and died during his fourth term in 1945. Every other President has only served one or two terms.

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Do any former presidents live in Rhode Island?

As of September 2014, there are no living former presidents that live in Rhode Island. A couple of the former presidents live in Texas and New York.


Did any of the former presidents of the US serve in the US Marines?

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Are there any former presidents from Wisconsin?

no- no president was ever from Wisconsin.


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Yes, a former president may hold any job that he is elected to or offered. If the former president has already served 2 terms as president there are some so say he (as we have only had male presidents) is ineligable to be president but this has not be tested or tried by the courts.


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The Senate must approve any of the President's appointments.


Have any presidents served a split term?

No president has served a term that was split. Grover Cleveland, served two separate terms, which were split by four years served by another president, Benjamin Harrison..


Has any US Senate seat been occupied by a former governor?

yes- this is not an unusual occurrence.


Were there any presidents buried in Wisconsin?

No former US presidents currently live in Wisconsin.


What presidents that are still alive can run for president again?

Any presidents that served fewer than two terms in office: Jimmy Carter George H.W. Bush


Can a senator run for the senate and the presidency in the same election?

Yes, they may. There are no qualifications or limitations in either article 1 or 2 of the constitution that would prevent a candidate for the senate from also running for President or Vice-President.


How much do ex vice presidents get paid?

Part of the job description of the U. S. Vice President is President of the U. S. Senate, and his or her pension is based on his/her service in Congress. Someone who serves in Congress for at least five years, including time served as Vice President, receives a pension equal to the average pay of the three years in which he/she earned the most, up to a maximum of 80% of his/her final pay rate. The former Vice President can start collecting at age 62 if he/she served at least five years, at age 50 if he/she served at least 20 years, or at any time if he/she served at least 25 years.


Are there any former presidents in Iowa?

Not unless you count graves- Herbert Hoover is buried in West Branch, Iowa.