List of United States major third party presidential tickets

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

Criteria[edit]

The candidates are listed here based on three criteria:

1789-1800[edit]

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[edit]

All candidates were non-partisan.

Presidential
Nominee
1789 Vote totals (EV)
John Jay (Gilbert Stuart portrait).jpg 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 Hanson Harrison.jpg 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.jpg 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[edit]

All candidates were Democratic-Republican.

Presidential
Nominee
1792 Vote totals (EV)
George Clinton by Ezra Ames.jpg 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 by Rembrandt Peale 1805 cropped.jpg 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
Vanderlyn Burr.jpg 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[edit]

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.jpg 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
Vanderlyn Burr.jpg 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
J S Copley - Samuel Adams.jpg 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.jpeg 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 by Ezra Ames.jpg 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[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1789 Party Vote totals (EV)
John Jay (Gilbert Stuart portrait).jpg 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[edit]

1808[edit]

All candidates were Democratic-Republican.

Presidential
Nominee
1808 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Vote totals (EV)
James Madison.jpg 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)
John langdon.jpg 9
George Clinton by Ezra Ames.jpg George Clinton[4]
State: New York
Born: July 26, 1739, Little Britain, New York
Died: April 20, 1812, Washington, DC
Alma mater: None
Career: Vice President of the United States (1805-1812); Governor of New York (1777-1795, 1801-1804)
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)
James Madison.jpg 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)
James Monroe White House portrait 1819.gif 3

1816[edit]

All candidates were Federalist.

Presidential
Nominee
1816 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Vote totals (EV)
Rufus King - National Portrait Gallery.JPG 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)
Rossjamespa.jpg 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)
John Marshall by Henry Inman, 1832.jpg 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)
Robert Goodloe Harper - Project Gutenberg etext 20873 (cropped).jpg 3

1820[edit]

All candidates were Democratic-Republican.

Presidential
Nominee
1820 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Vote totals (EV)
James Monroe White House portrait 1819.gif 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)
Senator stockton.jpg 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)
Daniel Rodney.jpg 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)
Robert Goodloe Harper - Project Gutenberg etext 20873 (cropped).jpg 1
John Quincy Adams by GPA Healy, 1858.jpg 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)
Richard Rush engraving.png 1

1824-present[edit]

1824[edit]

Note: All candidates were Democratic-Republican.

Presidential
Nominee
1824 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total
WilliamHCrawford.png 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)
NC-Congress-NathanielMacon.jpg 41,032 (11.21%) 41
Clay.png 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)
NathanSanford.JPG 47,545 (12.99%) 37

1832[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1832 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total Party
Johnfloydvirginia.jpg 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
Blank - Spacer.png 0 11 (3.8%)[7] Nullifier Party
WilliamWirt.png 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)
Blank - Spacer.png 99,817 (7.78%) 7 (2.4%) Anti-Masonic Party

1836[edit]

Note: All candidates were Whigs.

Presidential
Nominee
1836 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total
HLWhite.jpg 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)
Tyler Daguerreotype (restoration).jpg 146,107 (9.72%) 26 (8.8%)
Willie p magnum.jpg 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 - circa 1847.jpg 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)
Francis Granger.jpg 41,201 (2.74%) 14 (4.8%)

1844[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1844 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total Party
James Birney by Asa Park.jpg 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)
TMorris.jpg 62,054 (2.3%) 0 Liberty Party

1848[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1848 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total Party
Martin Van Buren by Mathew Brady c1855-58.jpg 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)
Charles Francis Adams.jpg 291,475 (10.13%) 0 Free Soil Party

1852[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1852 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total Party
JP-Hale.jpg 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)
George Washington Julian - Brady-Handy.jpg 155,799 (4.93%) 0 Free Soil Party

1856[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1852 Vice Presidential
Nominee
Popular vote total Electoral vote total Party
Fillmore.jpg 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)
Andrew J. Donelson portrait.jpg 872,703 (21.54%) 8 (2.7%) American Party

Notes[edit]

  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.

References[edit]