Oops. Already found another: Martin Van Buren, the Free Soil candidate in 1848. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._presidential_election%2C_1848 ... Burr.Message 1 of 3 , Jun 9, 2005View SourceOops. Already found another: Martin Van Buren, the Free Soil candidate
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "greg" <gregcannon1@y...> wrote:
> I can think of three:
> John Adams came in third in 1800, behind Thomas Jefferson and Aaron
> Millard Fillmore ran in 1856 as the Know-Nothing's candidate and came
> in heind Buchanan and Fremont with 8 electoral votes and 21.6% of the
> popular vote.
> And Taft came in third in 1912, behind Wilson and Roosevelt.
> Do you all know of any other presidents this happened to?
The Old Kinderhook also was the second choice once. That makes him the only President who was a winner, a first and also a second runner- up in differentMessage 1 of 3 , Jun 10, 2005View SourceThe "Old Kinderhook" also was the second choice once. That makes him
the only President who was a winner, a first and also a second runner-
up in different Presidential Elections:
"In the election of 1832 he received 189 electoral votes, while
Jackson received 219 for President. Jackson was now determined to make
Van Buren president in 1836, and bent all his energies to that end. In
May 1835 Van Buren was unanimously nominated by the Democratic
convention at Baltimore. He expressed himself plainly on the questions
of slavery and the bank, at the same time voting, perhaps with a touch
of bravado, for a bill offered in 1836 to subject abolition literature
in the mails to the laws of the several states. Calhoun, bitterly
hostile to the last, objected to the usual vote of thanks to the
retiring vice-president, but withdrew his objection. Van Buren's
presidential victory represented more of a victory for Jackson rather
than for Van Buren."