How many times have generals ran for president?
- LarrySmileLv 710 years agoBest Answer
Why? Are you a General or an Admiral?
These were elected who were military officers:
#1. George Washingon
#2. Andrew Jackson
#3. William Henry Harrison
#4. Zachary Taylor
#5. Franklin Pierce
#6. Ulysses S. Grant
#7. Theodore Roosevelt
#8. Harry S Truman
#9. Dwight D. Eisenhower
#10. John F. Kennedy
#11. Lyndon B. Johnson
#12. Richard Nixon
#13. Gerald Ford
#14. Jimmy Carter
#15. Ronald Reagan
#16. George H.W. Bush
#17. George W. Bush
In recent history, with the exception of General Eisenhower of the Army, after him, all 8 presidents has military service in the Navy during WWII. Prior to General Eisenhower 8 presidents had military service in the Army.
No Air Force or Marine officer has been elected as President of the United States, yet.
Senior Master Sergent, USAF (Ret.)
First SergeantSource(s): Previous military experience of 27 years: 1961 - 1989
- avgjoeLv 710 years ago
There have been 12 generals who became president, eight were of the Republican persuasion : William H. Harrison (Whig), Zachary Taylor (Whig), Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Of the generals elected to the presidency, only three were Democrats: Andrew Jackson, Franklin Pierce and Andrew Johnson.
The only general to become president without being a member of a particular party was George Washington. The last Democratic president to have been a general was Andrew Johnson, who lost the presidency in 1869. Since that year, there have been six Republican presidents who were former generals.
Four other generals have been major party nominees, but lost in the "general" election.
Winfield Scott Hancock in 1880
Lewis Cass in 1848
George McClellan in 1864
Winfield Scott, 1852.
Of the 43 presidents, all but 16 served in the military
- 10 years ago
Generals of what countries for president???
- 10 years ago
im pretty sure never. I wanna say george washington, but he never really ran.