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List of United States major third party presidential tickets

This is a list of major third party tickets for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States.

Contents

  • Criteria 1
  • 1789-1800 2
    • 1789 2.1
    • 1792 2.2
    • 1796 2.3
    • 1800 2.4
  • 1804-1820 3
    • 1808 3.1
    • 1816 3.2
    • 1820 3.3
  • 1824-1852 4
    • 1824 4.1
    • 1832 4.2
    • 1836 4.3
    • 1844 4.4
    • 1848 4.5
    • 1852 4.6
  • 1856-Present 5
    • 1856 5.1
    • 1860 5.2
  • Notes 6
  • References 7

Criteria

The candidates are listed here based on three criteria:

1789-1800

Note: In elections held before 1804 and the passage of the Twelfth Amendment, the President was the person who won the most electoral votes, while the Vice President was the second-place finisher. This list lists any candidate who received electoral votes but was not in first or second place.

1789

All candidates were non-partisan.
Presidential
Nominee
1789 Vote totals (EV)
John Jay
State: New York
Born: December 12, 1745, New York City
Died: May 17, 1829, Bedford, New York
Alma mater: Columbia University
Career: United States Minister to Spain (1779-1782); United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1784-1790); President of the Continental Congress (1778-1779); Continental Congress (1774, 1775-1776, 1778-1779)
9
Robert H. Harrison
State: Maryland
Born: 1745
Died: April 2, 1790, Charles County, Maryland
Alma mater: None
Career: Chief Justice of the General Court of Maryland (1781-1789)
6
John Rutledge
State: South Carolina
Born: September 17, 1739, Charleston, South Carolina
Died: July 23, 1800, Charleston, South Carolina
Alma mater: Middle Temple
Career: Stamp Act Congress (1765); Continental Congress (1776); Constitutional Convention (1787); Governor of South Carolina (1779-1782)
6

1792

All candidates were Democratic-Republican.
Presidential
Nominee
1792 Vote totals (EV)
George Clinton
State: New York
Born: July 26, 1739, Little Britain, New York
Died: April 20, 1812, Washington, DC
Alma mater: None
Career: Governor of New York (1777-1795)
50
Thomas Jefferson
State: Virginia
Born: April 13, 1743, Shadwell, Virginia
Died: July 4, 1826, Charlottesville, Virginia
Alma mater: College of William and Mary
Career: United States Minister to France (1785-1789); United States Secretary of State (1790-1793); Continental Congress (1775-1776, 1783-1784) (Signer and author of the Declaration of Independence); Governor of Virginia (1779-1781)
4
Aaron Burr
State: New York
Born: February 6, 1756, Newark, New Jersey
Died: September 14, 1836, Staten Island, New York
Alma mater: College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
Career: United States Senate (1791-1797); New York State Attorney General (1789-1791)
1

1796

Note: 1796 was the first year the U.S. had a two-party system with Presidential running mates.
Presidential
Nominee
1796 Party Vote totals (EV)
Thomas Pinckney
Born: October 23, 1750, Charleston, South Carolina
Died: November 2, 1828, Charleston, South Carolina
Alma mater: University of Oxford
Career: United States Minister to Great Britain (1792-1796); Governor of South Carolina (1787-1789); South Carolina House of Representatives (1791)
Federalist[1] 59
Aaron Burr
State: New York
Born: February 6, 1756, Newark, New Jersey
Died: September 14, 1836, Staten Island, New York
Alma mater: College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
Career: United States Senate (1791-1797); New York State Attorney General (1789-1791)
Democratic-Republican[1] 30
Samuel Adams
State: Massachusetts
Born: September 27, 1722, Boston, Massachusetts
Died: October 2, 1803, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Alma mater: Harvard College
Career: Continental Congress (1774-1781) (Signer of the Declaration of Independence); Governor of Massachusetts (1794-1797); Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1789-1794); Massachusetts Senate (1782-1785, 1787-1788); Massachusetts House of Representatives (1766-1774)
Federalist 15
Oliver Ellsworth
State: Connecticut
Born: April 29, 1745, Windsor, Connecticut
Died: November 26, 1807, Windsor, Connecticut
Alma mater: Yale University, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
Career: Constitutional Convention (1787); United States Senate (1789-1796); Chief Justice of the United States (1796-1800)
11
George Clinton
State: New York
Born: July 26, 1739, Little Britain, New York
Died: April 20, 1812, Washington, DC
Alma mater: None
Career: Governor of New York (1777-1795)
Democratic-Republican 7

1800

Presidential
Nominee
1789 Party Vote totals (EV)
John Jay
State: New York
Born: December 12, 1745, New York City
Died: May 17, 1829, Bedford, New York
Alma mater: Columbia University
Career: United States Minister to Spain (1779-1782); United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1784-1790); President of the Continental Congress (1778-1779); Continental Congress (1774, 1775-1776, 1778-1779); Chief Justice of the United States (1789-1795); Governor of New York (1795-1801)
Federalist[2] 1

1804-1820

1808

All candidates were Democratic-Republican.
Presidential
Nominee
1808 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Vote totals (EV)
James Madison[3]
State: Virginia
Born: March 16, 1751, Port Conway, Virginia
Died: June 28, 1836, Orange, Virginia
Alma mater: Princeton University
Career: United States Secretary of State (1801-1809); Constitutional Convention (1787); Continental Congress (1781-1783); United States House of Representatives (1789-1797)
John Langdon
State: New Hampshire
Born: June 26, 1741, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Died: September 18, 1819, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Alma mater: None
Career: United States Senate (1789-1801) (President pro tempore 1789, 1792-1793); Governor of New Hampshire (1785-1786, 1788-1789, 1805-1809)
9
(1777-1795, 1801-1804) Governor of New York (1805-1812); Vice President of the United States Career:
NoneAlma mater:
Washington, DC April 20, 1812, Died:
Little Britain, New York July 26, 1739, Born:
New York State:
[4]
James Madison[3]
State: Virginia
Born: March 16, 1751, Port Conway, Virginia
Died: June 28, 1836, Orange, Virginia
Alma mater: Princeton University
Career: United States Secretary of State (1801-1809); Constitutional Convention (1787); Continental Congress (1781-1783); United States House of Representatives (1789-1797)
3
James Monroe
State: Virginia
Born: April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia
Died: July 4, 1831, New York, New York
Alma mater: College of William and Mary
Career: United States Minister to France (1794-1796); United States Minister to the United Kingdom (1803-1808); Continental Congress (1783-1786); United States Senate (1790-1794); Governor of Virginia (1799-1802)
3

1816

All candidates were Federalist.
Presidential
Nominee
1816 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Vote totals (EV)
Rufus King[5]
State: New York
Born: March 24, 1755, Scarborough, Maine
Died: April 29, 1827, Jamaica, Queens, New York
Alma mater: Harvard College
Career: United States Minister to Great Britain (1796-1803); United States Senate (1789-1796, 1813-1825)
James Ross
State: Pennsylvania
Born: July 12, 1762, Delta, Pennsylvania
Died: November 27, 1847, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Alma mater: None
Career: United States Senate (1794-1803)
5
John Marshall
State: Virginia
Born: September 24, 1755, Germantown, Virginia
Died: July 6, 1835, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alma mater: College of William and Mary
Career: United States Secretary of State (1800-1801); United States House of Representatives (1799-1800); Chief Justice of the United States (1801-1835)
4
Robert Goodloe Harper
State: Maryland
Born: January 1765, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Died: January 14, 1825, Baltimore, Maryland
Alma mater: Princeton University
Career: United States Senate (1816); United States House of Representatives (1795-1801); South Carolina House of Representatives (1790-1795)
3

1820

All candidates were Democratic-Republican.
Presidential
Nominee
1820 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Vote totals (EV)
James Monroe[6]
State: Virginia
Born: April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia
Died: July 4, 1831, New York, New York
Alma mater: College of William and Mary
Career: President of the United States (1817-1825); United States Secretary of State (1811-1817); United States Secretary of War (1814-1815); United States Minister to France (1794-1796); United States Minister to the United Kingdom (1803-1808); Continental Congress (1783-1786); United States Senate (1790-1794); Governor of Virginia (1799-1802)
Richard Stockton
State: New Jersey
Born: April 17, 1764, Princeton, New Jersey
Died: March 7, 1828, Princeton, New Jersey
Alma mater: Princeton University
Career: United States Senate (1796-1799)
8
Daniel Rodney
State: Delaware
Born: September 10, 1764, Lewes, Delaware
Died: September 2, 1846, Lewes, Delaware
Alma mater: None
Career: Governor of Delaware (1814-1817)
1
Robert Goodloe Harper
State: Maryland
Born: January 1765, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Died: January 14, 1825, Baltimore, Maryland
Alma mater: Princeton University
Career: United States Senate (1816); United States House of Representatives (1795-1801); South Carolina House of Representatives (1790-1795)
1
John Quincy Adams
State: Massachusetts
Born: July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts
Died: February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.
Alma mater: Harvard University
Career: United States Minister to the Netherlands (1794-1797); United States Minister to Prussia (1797-1801); United States Minister to Russia (1809-1814); United States Minister to the Court of St. James's (1814-1817); United States Secretary of State (1817-1825); United States House of Representatives (1803-1808)
Richard Rush
State: Pennsylvania
Born: August 29, 1780, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: July 30, 1859, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alma mater: Princeton University
Career: United States Minister to the United Kingdom (1817-1825); United States Attorney General (1814-1817)
1

1824-1852

1824

Note: All candidates were Democratic-Republican.
Presidential
Nominee
1824 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total
William H. Crawford
State: Georgia
Born: February 24, 1772, Amherst County, Virginia
Died: September 15, 1834, Crawford, Georgia
Alma mater: None
Career: United States Secretary of War (1815-1816), United States Secretary of the Treasury (1816-1825), United States Ambassador to France (1813-1815), President pro tempore of the United States Senate (1812-1813), United States Senate (1807-1813)
Nathaniel Macon
State: North Carolina
Born: December 17, 1757, Warrenton, North Carolina
Died: June 29, 1837, Warrenton, North Carolina
Alma mater: College of New Jersey
Career: United States Senate (1815-1828), United States House of Representatives (1791-1815), Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1801-1807)
41,032 (11.21%) 41
Henry Clay
State: Kentucky
Born: April 12, 1777, Hanover County, Virginia
Died: June 29, 1852, Washington, D.C.
Alma mater: College of William and Mary
Career: United States Senate (1806-1807, 1810-1811), United States House of Representatives (1811-1814, 1815-1821, 1823-1825), Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1811-1814, 1815-1820, 1823-1825)
Nathan Sanford
State: New York
Born: November 5, 1777, Bridgehampton, New York
Died: October 17, 1838, Flushing, New York
Alma mater: None
Career: United States Senate (1815-1821), United States Attorney for the District of New York (1803-1815), Chancellor of New York (1823-1826), New York State Senate (1812-1815), New York State Assembly (1808-1809, 1811)
47,545 (12.99%) 37

1832

Presidential
Nominee
1832 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total Party
John Floyd
State: Virginia
Born: April 24, 1783, Floyd's Station, Virginia
Died: August 17, 1837, Sweet Springs, Virginia
Alma mater: None
Career: United States House of Representatives (1817-1829), Governor of Virginia (1830-1834), Virginia House of Delegates (1814-1815)
Henry Lee
State: Massachusetts
Born: February 4, 1782
Died: February 6, 1867
Alma mater: None
Career: None
0 11 (3.8%)[7] Nullifier Party
William Wirt
State: Virginia
Born: November 8, 1772, Bladensburg, Maryland
Died: February 18, 1834, Washington, D.C.
Alma mater: None
Career: United States Attorney General (1817-1829)
Amos Ellmaker
State: Pennsylvania
Born: February 2, 1787, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Died: November 28, 1851, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Alma mater: Princeton University
Career: Pennsylvania General Assembly (1813-1814)
99,817 (7.78%) 7 (2.4%) Anti-Masonic Party

1836

Note: All candidates were Whigs.
Presidential
Nominee
1836 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total
Hugh Lawson White
State: Tennessee
Born: October 30, 1773, Iredell County, North Carolina
Died: April 10, 1840, Knoxville, Tennessee
Alma mater: None
Career: United States Senate (1825-1840)
John Tyler
State: Virginia
Born: March 29, 1790, Charles City County, Virginia
Died: January 18, 1862, Richmond, Virginia
Alma mater: College of William and Mary
Career: United States Senate (1827-1836), United States House of Representatives (1816-1821), Governor of Virginia (1825-1827)
146,107 (9.72%) 26 (8.8%)
Willie Person Mangum
State: North Carolina
Born: May 10, 1792, Durham County, North Carolina
Died: September 7, 1861, Durham County, North Carolina
Alma mater: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Career: United States Senate (1831-1836), United States House of Representatives (1823-1826)
0 11 (3.7%)[7]
Daniel Webster
State: Massachusetts
Born: January 18, 1782, Salisbury, New Hampshire
Died: October 24, 1852, Marshfield, Massachusetts
Alma mater: Dartmouth College
Career: United States Senate (1827-1841), United States House of Representatives (1813-1817, 1823-1827)
Francis Granger
State: New York
Born: December 1, 1792, Suffield, Connecticut
Died: August 31, 1868, Canandaigua, New York
Alma mater: Yale College
Career: United States House of Representatives (1835-1837)
41,201 (2.74%) 14 (4.8%)

1844

Presidential
Nominee
1844 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total Party
James G. Birney
State: Michigan
Born: February 4, 1792, Danville, Kentucky
Died: November 24, 1857, Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Alma mater: Princeton University
Career: Kentucky House of Representatives (1816-1818)
Thomas Morris
State: Ohio
Born: January 3, 1776, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Died: December 7, 1844, Bethel, Ohio
Alma mater: None
Career: United States Senate (1833-1839)
62,054 (2.3%) 0 Liberty Party

1848

Presidential
Nominee
1848 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total Party
Martin Van Buren
Born: December 5, 1782, Kinderhook, New York
Died: July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York
State: New York
Alma mater: None
Career: President of the United States (1837-1841), Vice President of the United States (1833-1837), United States Minister to the United Kingdom (1831-1832), United States Secretary of State (1829-1831), United States Senate (1821-1828), Governor of New York (1829), Attorney General of New York (1815-1819)
Charles Francis Adams, Sr.
Born: August 18, 1807, Boston, Massachusetts
Died: November 21, 1886, Boston, Massachusetts
State: Massachusetts
Alma mater: Harvard University
Career: Massachusetts State Senate (1844-1845), Massachusetts House of Representatives (1841)
291,475 (10.13%) 0 Free Soil Party

1852

Presidential
Nominee
1852 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total Party
John P. Hale
Born: March 31, 1806, Rochester, New Hampshire
Died: November 19, 1873, Dover, New Hampshire
State: New Hampshire
Alma mater: Bowdoin College
Career: United States Senate (1847-1853)
George Washington Julian
Born: May 5, 1817, Centerville, Indiana
Died: July 7, 1899, Irvington, Indiana
State: Indiana
Alma mater: None
Career: United States House of Representatives (1849-1851)
155,799 (4.93%) 0 Free Soil Party

1856-Present

Note: 1856 was the first year that the Republican party nominated a candidate for President of the United States, beginning the current two party structure of Republicans and Democrats that has been dominant in presidential politics since.

1856

Presidential
Nominee
1856 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total Party
Millard Fillmore
Born: January 7, 1800, Summerhill, New York
Died: March 8, 1874, Buffalo, New York
State: New York
Alma mater: None
Career: President of the United States (1850-1853), Vice President of the United States (1849-1853), United States House of Representatives (1833-1835, 1837-1843), Comptroller of New York (1848-1849)
Andrew Jackson Donelson
Born: August 25, 1799, Nashville, Tennessee
Died: June 26, 1871, Memphis, Tennessee
State: Tennessee
Alma mater: United States Military Academy
Career: United States Ambassador to Texas (1844-1845)
872,703 (21.54%) 8 (2.7%) American Party

1860

Presidential
Nominee
1860 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total Party
John Bell
Born: February 18, 1796, Nashville, Tennessee
Died: September 10, 1869, Dickson County, Tennessee
State: Tennessee
Alma mater: Cumberland College
Career: United States Senate (1847-1859), United States Secretary of War (1841), United States House of Representatives (1827-1841)
Edward Everett
Born: April 11, 1794, Dorchester, Massachusetts
Died: January 15, 1865, Boston, Massachusetts
State: Massachusetts
Alma mater: Harvard College
Career: United States Senate (1853-1854), United States Secretary of State (1852-1853), United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1841-1845), Governor of Massachusetts (1836-1840), United States House of Representatives (1825-1835)
589,581 (13%) 39 (11.8%) Constitutional Union

Notes

  1. ^ a b Pinckney and Burr were their parties' official Vice Presidential candidates, but due to the election procedures at the time, Thomas Jefferson (the Democratic-Republican Presidential candidate) became Vice President.
  2. ^ Though Jay was a Federalist, the party's official candidates were John Adams and Charles C. Pinckney.
  3. ^ a b Madison was the party's official Presidential candidate.
  4. ^ Clinton was the party's official Vice Presidential candidate.
  5. ^ King was the party's official Presidential candidate
  6. ^ Monroe was the party's official Presidential candidate.
  7. ^ a b The electors from South Carolina were not elected by popular vote.

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