Max asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 10 years ago

How many times have generals ran for president?


United States

4 Answers

  • 10 years ago
    Best Answer

    Hello Max:

    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.

    Best wishes,

    Larry Smith

    Senior Master Sergent, USAF (Ret.)

    First Sergeant

    Source(s): Previous military experience of 27 years: 1961 - 1989
  • avgjoe
    Lv 7
    10 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

  • Generals of what countries for president???

  • 10 years ago

    im pretty sure never. I wanna say george washington, but he never really ran.

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