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John Quincy Adams (1824) and Thomas Jefferson(1800) were the only Presidents elected by the House of Representatives. The 1800 election was a freakish thing- Jefferson and his running mate , Aaron Burr tied in the electoral college and Burr saw his chance to be president and refused to step aside.

In the 1824 election, none of the four candidates who received electoral votes won a majority, so as intended by the writers of the Constitution, the House decided chose the president from among the top three vote-getters.

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The U. S. Presidents who were elected by the House of Representatives according to Article II Section 1 Clause 3 and the 12th Amendment were Thomas Jefferson in 1800 and John Quincy Adams in 1824.

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The U. S. House of Representatives elected Thomas Jefferson in 1800 and John Quincy Adams in 1824.

It is the responsibility of the House of Representatives to elect the President whenever none of the candidates ends up with an absolute majority of electoral votes. They are not required to vote in line with the wishes of the voting public or the electoral college with the exception that they must choose from among the top three candidates with the most electoral votes.

Similarly, it is the responsibility of the U. S. Senate to elect the Vice President whenever none of the candidates ends up with an absolute majority of electoral votes, as was the case when the Senate elected Vice President Richard Johnson in 1836.

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Thomas Jefferson was elected by the House in 1800 after he and his running mate, Aaron Burr received a tie vote in the electoral college. See the related link for more details.

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The House has only elected one president and that was John Quincy Adams in 1825.

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John Quincy Adams was elected president by the House of Representatives because no one got a majority of the electoral votes. This situation has not happened since.

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Thomas Jefferson

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