The Executive Branch Quick Facts

President: Barak Obama
Vice President: Joseph Biden
Next Presidential Election: November 2010
White House Web Site: http://www.whitehouse.gov

Presidential Elections 1789-2008

Year Candidates Party
Vice-President
Popular Vote
Electoral Votes
1789 George Washington NA John Adams
--
69
  John Adams NA  
--
34
1792 George Washington NA John Adams
--
132
  John Adams NA  
--
77
1796 John Adams Federalist Thomas Jefferson
--
71
  Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican  
--
68
1800 Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican Aaron Burr
--
73
  Aaron Burr Democratic-Republican  
--
73
1804 Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican George Clinton
--
162
  Charles C. Pinckney Federalist  
--
14
1808 James Madison Democratic-Republican George Clinton
--
122
  Charles C. Pinckney Federalist  
--
47
1812 James Madison Democratic-Republican Elbridge Gerry
--
128
  DeWitt Clinton Federalist  
--
89
1816 James Monroe Democratic-Republican Daniel D. Tompkins
--
183
  Rufus King Federalist  
--
34
1820 James Monroe Democratic-Republican Daniel D. Tompkins
--
231
  John Quincy Adams Independant-Republican  
--
1
1824 John Quincy Adams Democratic-Republican John C. Calhoun
108,740 (30.5%)
84
  Andrew Jackson Democratic-Republican  
153,544 (43.1%)
99
  William H. Crawford No Party  
--
41
  Henry Clay No Party  
--
37
1828 Andrew Jackson Democratic John C. Calhoun
647,286 (56.0%)
178
  John Q. Adams National Republican  
508,064 (44.0%)
83
1832 Andrew Jackson Democratic Marin Van Buren
687,502 (55.0%)
219
  Henry Clay National Republican  
530,189 (42.4%)
49
1836 Martin Van Buren Democratic Richard M. Johnson
765,483 (50.9%)
170
  William H. Harrison Whig  
549,508 (36.7%)
73
1840 William H. Harrison Whig John Tyler
1,274,624 (53.1%)
234
  Martin Van Buren Democratic  
1,127,781 (46.9%)
60
1844 James K. Polk Democratic George M. Dallas
1,338,464 (48.1%)
170
  Henry Clay Whig  
1,300,097 (48.1%)
105
1848 Zachary Taylor Whig Millard Fillmore
1,360,967 (47.4%)
163
  Lewis Cass Democratic  
1,222,342 (42.5%)
127
1852 Franklin Pierce Democratic William R. King
1,601,117 (50.9%)
254
  Winfield Scott Whig  
1,385,453 (44.1%)
42
1856 James Buchanan Democratic John C. Breckinridge
1,832,955 (45.4%)
174
  John C. Fremont Republican  
1,339,932 (33.0%)
114
1860 Abraham Lincoln Republican Hannibal Hamlin
1,865,593 (39.8%)
180
  Stephen A. Douglas Democratic  
1,382,713 (29.5%)
12
1864 Abraham Lincoln Republican Andrew Johnson
2,206,938 (55.0%)
212
  George B. McClellan Democratic  
1,803,787 (45.0%)
21
1868 Ulysses S. Grant Republican Schuyler Colfax
3,013,421 (52.7%)
214
  Horatio Seymour Democratic  
2,706,829 (47.3%)
80
1872 Ulysses S. Grant Republican Henry Wilson
3,597,132 (55.6%)
286
  Horace Greeley Democratic  
2,834,125 (43.9%)
66
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes Republican William A. Wheeler
4,033,768 (48.0%)
185
  Samuel J. Tilden Democratic  
4,285,992 (51.0%)
184
1880 James A. Garfield Republican Chester A. Arthur
4,449,053 (48.3%)
214
  Winfield S. Hancock Democratic  
4,442,035 (48.2%)
155
1884 Grover Cleveland Democratic Thomas A. Hendricks
4,911,017 (48.5%)
219
  James G. Blaine Republican  
4,848,334 (48.2%)
182
1888 Benjamin Harrison Republican Levi P. Morton
5,440,216 (47.8%)
233
  Grover Cleveland Democratic  
5,538,233 (48.6%)
168
1892 Grover Cleveland Democratic Adlai E. Stevenson
5,556,918 (46.0%)
277
  Benjamin Harrison Republican  
5,176,108 (43.0%)
145
1896 William McKinley Repubican Garret A. Hobart
7,035,638 (50.8%)
271
  William J. Byran Democratic; Populist  
6,467,946 (46.7%)
176
1900 William McKinley Republican Theodore Roosevelt
7,219,530 (51.7%)
292
  William J. Byran Democratic; Populist  
6,358,071 (45.5%)
155
1904 Theodore Roosevelt Republican Charles Warren Fairbanks
7,628,834 (56.4%)
336
  Alton B. Parker Democratic  
5,084,491 (37.6%)
140
1908 William H. Taft Republican James S. Sherman
7,679,006 (51.6%)
321
  William J. Bryan Democratic  
6,409,106 (43.1%)
162
1912 Woodrow Wilson Democratic Thomas R. Marshall
6,286,214 (41.8%)
435
  Theodore Roosevelt Progressive  
4,126,020 (27.4%)
88
1916 Woodrow Wilson Democratic Thomas R. Marshall
9,129,606 (49.3%)
277
  Charles E. Hughes Republican  
8,538,221 (46.1%)
254
1920 Warren G. Harding Republican Calvin Coolidge
16,152,200 (46.1%)
404
  James M. Cox Democratic  
9,147,353 (34.6%)
127
1924 Calvin Coolidge Republican Charles G. Dawes
15,725,016 (54.1%)
382
  John W. Davis Democratic  
8,385,586 (28.8%)
136
1928 Herbert C. Hoover Republican Charles Curtis
21,392,190 (58.2%)
444
  Alfred E. Smith Democratic  
15,016,443 (40.8%)
87
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic John N. Garner
22,821,857 (57.3%)
472
  Herbert C. Hoover Republican  
15,761,841 (39.6%)
59
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic John N. Garner
27,751,597 (60.7%)
523
  Alfred M. Landon Republican  
16,679,583 (36.4%)
8
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic Henry A. Wallace
27,244,160 (54.7%)
449
  Wendell L. Willkie Republican  
22,305,198 (44.8%)
82
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic Harry S. Truman
25,602,285 (52.8%)
432
  Thomas E. Dewey Republican  
22,006,285 (44.5%)
99
1948 Harry S. Truman Democratic Alben W. Barkley
24,179,345 (49.5%)
303
  Thomas E. Dewey Republican  
21,991,291 (45.1%)
189
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower Republican Richard M. Nixon
33,936,234 (55.2%)
442
  Adlai E. Stevenson Democratic  
27,314,992 (44.5%)
89
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower Republican Richard M. Nixon
35,590,472 (57.4%)
457
  Adlai E. Stevenson Democratic  
26,022,752 (42.0%)
73
1960 John F. Kennedy Democratic Lyndon B. Johnson
34,226,731 (49.9%)
303
  Richard M. Nixon Republican  
34,108,157 (49.6%)
219
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic Hubert H. Humphrey
43,129,484 (61.1%)
486
  Barry M. Goldwater Republican  
27,178,188 (38.5%)
52
1968 Richard M. Nixon Republican Spiro T. Agnew
31,785,480 (43.4%)
301
  Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic  
31,275,166 (42.7%)
191
1972 Richard M. Nixon Republican Spiro T. Agnew
47,169,911 (61.3%)
520
  George McGovern Democratic  
29,170,383 (37.3%)
17
1976 James E. Carter, Jr. Democratic Walter F. Mondale
40,830,763 (50.1%)
297
  Gerald R. Ford Republican  
39,147,973 (48.0%)
240
1980 Ronald Reagan Republican George Bush
43,899,248 (51.0%)
489
  James E. Carter, Jr. Democratic  
36,481,435 (41.0%)
49
1984 Ronald Reagan Republican George Bush
54,455,075 (59.0%)
525
  Walter F. Mondale Democratic  
37,577,185 (41.0%)
13
1988 George Bush Republican J. Danforth Quayle
48,886,097 (53.0%)
426
  Michael Dukakis Democratic  
41,809,074 (46.0%)
111
1992 Bill Clinton Democratic Albert Gore, Jr.
44,909,889 (43.0%)
370
  George Bush Republican  
39,104,545 (38.0%)
168
  H. Ross Perot Independent  
19,742,267 (19%)
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1996 Bill Clinton Democratic Albert Gore, Jr.
47,402,357 (49.9%)
379
  Bob Dole Republican  
39,198,755 (41.4%)
159
  H. Ross Perot  Independent  
8,085,402 (8.6%)
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2000 George W. Bush Republican Dick Cheney
50,456,062 (47.9%)
271
  Al Gore Democratic  
50,996,582 (48.4%)
267
  Ralph Nader Green  
2,858,843 (2.7%)
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2004 George W. Bush Republican Dick Cheney
60,693,281 (51.0%)
286
  John Kerry Democratic  
57,355,978 (48.0%)
252
2008 Barak Obama Democratic Joseph Biden 66,882,230 (53%) 365
  John McCain Republican   58,343,671 (46%) 173


Presidents & Vice-Presidents of the United States


No.
Candidates
Years
Party
Vice-President
1st George Washington 1789-1797 NA John Adams
2nd John Adams 1797-1801 Federalist Thomas Jefferson
3rd Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809 Democratic-Republican Aaron Burr
4th James Madison 1809-1817 Democratic-Republican George Clinton
Elbridge Gerry
5th James Monroe 1817-1825 Democratic-Republican Daniel D. Tompkins
6th John Quincy Adams 1825-1829 Democratic-Republican John C. Calhoun
7th Andrew Jackson 1829-1837 Democratic John C. Calhoun
Martin Van Buren
8th Martin Van Buren 1837-1841 Democratic Richard M. Johnson
9th William H. Harrison 1841 Whig John Tyler
10th John Tyler * 1841-1845 Whig None
11th James K. Polk 1845-1849 Democratic George M. Dallas
12th Zachary Taylor 1849-1850 Whig Millard Fillmore
13th Millard Fillmore * 1850-1853 Whig None
14th Franklin Pierce 1853-1857 Democratic William R. King
15th James Buchanan 1857-1861 Democratic John C. Breckinridge
16th Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865 Republican Hannibal Hamlin
Andrew Johnson
17th Andrew Johnson * 1865-1869 Republican None
18th Ulysses S. Grant 1869-1877 Republican Schuyler Colfax
Henry Wilson
19th Rutherford B. Hayes 1877-1881 Republican William A. Wheeler
20th James A. Garfield 1881 Republican Chester A. Arthur
21st Chester A. Arthur * 1881-1885 Republican None
22nd Grover Cleveland 1885-1889 Democratic Thomas A. Hendricks
23rd Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893 Republican Levi P. Morton
24th Grover Cleveland 1893-1897 Democratic Adlai E. Stevenson
25th William McKinley 1897-1901 Repubican Garret A. Hobart
Theodore Roosevelt
26th Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909 Republican Charles Warren Fairbanks
27th William H. Taft 1909-1913 Republican James S. Sherman
28th Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921 Democratic Thomas R. Marshall
29th Warren G. Harding 1921-1923 Republican Calvin Coolidge
30th Calvin Coolidge ** 1923-1929 Republican Charles G. Dawes
31st Herbert C. Hoover 1929-1933 Republican Charles Curtis
32nd Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1945 Democratic

John N. Garner
Henry A. Wallace
Harry S. Truman

33rd Harry S. Truman 1945-1953 Democratic Alben W. Barkley
34th Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953-1961 Republican Richard M. Nixon
35th John F. Kennedy 1961-1963 Democratic Lyndon B. Johnson
36th Lyndon B. Johnson ** 1963-1969 Democratic Hubert H. Humphrey
37th Richard M. Nixon 1969-1974 Republican Spiro T. Agnew
Gerald R. Ford
38th Gerald R. Ford *** 1974-1977 Republican Nelson A. Rockefeller
39th James E. Carter, Jr. 1977-1981 Democratic Walter F. Mondale
40th Ronald Reagan 1981-1989 Republican George Bush
41st George Bush 1989-1993 Republican J. Danforth Quayle
42nd Bill Clinton 1993-2001 Democratic Albert Gore, Jr.
43rd George W. Bush 2001-2009 Republican Dick Cheney
44th Barak Obama 2009 Democratic Joseph Biden

* Not elected, assumed Presidency after death of sitting President
** Assumed Presidency after death of sitting President and won next election
*** Assumed Presidency after sitting President resigned and lost next election


Line of Succession

If a sitting President dies, becomes incapacitated, resigns or is impeached and removed from office, the Constitution provides for the Vice President to become the new President. After the Vice President, the Constitution leaves the question of succession to the Congress. By statute, the Congress has established the following line of succession:

  1. Vice President
  2. Speaker of the House of Representatives
  3. President Pro Tempore of the Senate
  4. Secretary of State
  5. Secretary of the Treasury
  6. Secretary of Defense
  7. Attorney General
  8. Secretary of the Interior
  9. Secretary of Agriculture
  10. Secretary of Commerce
  11. Secretary of Labor
  12. Secretary of Health and Human Services
  13. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  14. Secretary of Transportation
  15. Secretary of Energy
  16. Secretary of Education
  17. Secretary of Veterans Affairs
The persons holding these positions must be otherwise qualified to become President before succeeding to that office. For example, if both the President and the Vice President were removed from office (by death or some other means) and the Speaker of the House was less than 35 years of age, he or she would be bypassed and the next person on the list would become President.

If the person elected to be President dies before being sworn in, the 20th Amendment states that the successful Vice Presidential candidate, the President-elect's running mate, shall become President.