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John Tyler

Andrew Johnson

Millard Fillmore

Gerald Ford

and Chester Arthur

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How did John Tyler and Andrew Johnson become president?

Both were vice-presidents who became president when the elected president died in office.

What president was not elected into office?

The president who was not inaugurated and only took an oath on his residence was President John Tyler. This was after the death of President William Henry Harrison a month after his inauguration.

Which president was appointed to office not elected?

Gerald Ford. Richard Nixon chose Ford as his Vice President after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew. Ford then became President upon Nixon's resignation. The other vice-presidents who assumed the Presidency were elected as vice-presidents.

Can a senator or representative be appointed to the office of the president?

Presidents are not appointed- they are elected. A senator or representative can run for president , but if elected president , he must resign any previous office before he takes office as president.

Who was elected president without holding an elected office before?

Presidents who did not hold elected office before they were President are Zachary Taylor, Ulysses Grant, Herbert Hoover and Dwight Eisenhower.

Which US Vice Presidents attained the presidency due to the death of their President?

The US Vice Presidents who attained the presidency due to the death of their President include: John Tyler - He became the 10th US President when William Henry Harrison died in 1841. Millard Fillmore - He became the 13th US President when Zachary Taylor died in 1850. Andrew Johnson - He became the 17th US President when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865. Calvin Coolidge - He became the 30th US President when Warren G. Harding died in 1923. Harry S. Truman - He became the 33rd US President when Franklin D. Roosevelt died in 1945.

What are three reasons why vice presidents became presidents?

The presidents either died or resigned, and their vice presidents took office, or the vice presidents were elected on their own.

When was President Obama appointed?

In the US, Presidents are elected, not appointed. President Obama was elected in November 2008, and he took office in January 2009.

How long in Argentina can a president be president in Argentina?

Argentina has one president at a time. Counting elected president, vice president that became president and military leaders that held the office of president of Argentina, there have been 52 presidents.

What president was never elected to a government office before becoming president?

All presidents have been elected to some government office, but Gerald Ford was the only one who was never elected as vice president or president. He did serve as a congressman, but was appointed, not elected, as vice president by Richard Nixon and took office after Nixon's resign without election.

Who shares the presidents term of office?

The Vice President of the United States shares the President's term of office. The President is elected along with the Vice President to serve 4 years.

Who was your only non-elected president?

There have been several presidents that have not been elected as president. However, these men have all been elected as vice president, and became president on the death or exit of office of the president they served under. But only one was not elected as president or vice president. That was Gerald Rudolph Ford. He was not the vice president Richard Milhous Nixon was elected with, but appointed after Spiro Theodore Agnew left. Nixon was caught with The Watergate Scandal, and resigned before impeachment. Upon resignation, Gerald Rudolph Ford became preisdent.