List of United States presidential candidates
The first US presidential election was held in 1789, followed by the second in 1792. Presidential elections have been held every four years thereafter.
This is a list of candidates under the original wording of the US Constitution, which was in effect from 1788 to 1803.
|Year||Winning Candidate (party)||Vice President (party)||Losing Candidate(s) (party)|
|1789||George Washington (no party)||John Adams (no party)||John Rutledge, John Hancock, Samuel Huntington, Benjamin Lincoln, John Jay (Federalist); George Clinton (no party)|
|1792||George Washington (no party)||John Adams (no party)||George Clinton (no party), Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican), Aaron Burr (Democratic-Republican)|
|1796||John Adams (Federalist)||Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican)||Federalists: Oliver Ellsworth, John Jay, James Iredell, Samuel Johnston, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney; Democratic-Republicans: Aaron Burr, Thomas Pinckney|
|1800||Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican)||Aaron Burr (Democratic-Republican)||John Adams, Charles Pinckney, John Jay|
- VP James S. Sherman died on 30 October 1912, just days before the election. Even though his name remained on the 1912 presidential ballot, nevertheless he could not be awarded electoral votes. Thus, when the Electoral College met, those electors pledged to Taft voted for educator Nicholas Murray Butler in Sherman's place. Butler had no illusions that he would be elected, as Taft came in third of the then-three major parties, behind Woodrow Wilson (Democrat) and Theodore Roosevelt (Progressive).