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The following incumbent Vice Presidents ran for President but lost:

  • John C. Breckinridge (1860)
  • Richard M. Nixon (1960)
  • Hubert H. Humphrey (1968)
  • Al Gore (2000)
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Four sitting Vice Presidents were elected President:

  1. John Adams (1796)
  2. Thomas Jefferson (1800)
  3. Martin Van Buren (1836)
  4. George H. W. Bush (1988)

Four others ran but lost:

  1. John C. Breckinridge (1860)
  2. Richard Nixon (1960)
  3. Hubert Humphrey (1968)
  4. Al Gore (2000)
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Gerald Ford appointed by President Nixon when Spiro Agnew resigned, and when Nixon resigned and Ford became president, he appointed Nelson Rockefeller as his Vice President.

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