List of United States Democratic Party presidential tickets

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This is a list of the candidates for the offices of President of the United States and Vice President of the United States of the modern Democratic Party of the United States.

19th century[edit]

1828, 1832[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1828 (won), 1832 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Andrew Jackson.jpg Andrew Jackson (President 1829-1837)[1]
State: Tennessee
Born: March 15, 1767,
Waxhaws, The Carolinas
Died: June 8, 1845, Nashville, Tennessee
Alma mater: none
Career: United States Senate
(1823-1825);(1797-1798)
Military Governor of Florida (1821)
U.S. House of Representatives (1796-1797)
John C. Calhoun (Vice President 1825-1832)[1][2]
State: South Carolina
Born: March 18, 1782, Abbeville, South Carolina
Died: March 31, 1850, Washington, D.C.
Alma mater: Yale University, Litchfield Law School
Career: United States Secretary of War (1817-1825)
U.S. House of Representatives(1811-1817)
John C Calhoun-.jpg
Martin Van Buren (Vice President 1833-1837)
State: New York
Born: December 5, 1782, Kinderhook, New York
Died: July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York
Alma mater: none
Career: U.S. Minister to the United Kingdom (1831-1832)
United States Secretary of State (1829-1831)
Governor of New York (1829)
United States Senator (1821-1828)
Francis Alexander - Martin Van Buren - Google Art Project.jpg
Opponent
John Q. Adams
(W-MA)

1828 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Jackson/Calhoun 642,553(55.9%) - Adams/Rush 500,897 (43.7%)
Electoral vote: Jackson/Calhoun 178 - Adams/Rush 83
Opponent
Richard Rush
(W-PA)
Opponent
Henry Clay (W-KY)
William Wirt
(Anti-Masonic-MD)
1832 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Jackson/Van Buren 701,780 (54.7%) - Clay/Sargent 484,205 (36.9%) -
Wirt/Ellmaker 100,715 (7.8%)
Electoral vote: Jackson/Van Buren 219 - Clay/Sargent 49 - Wirt/Ellmaker 7
Opponent
John Sergeant
(W-PA)

Amos Ellmaker
(Anti-Masonic-PA)

1836, 1840[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1836 (won), 1840 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Francis Alexander - Martin Van Buren - Google Art Project.jpg Martin Van Buren (President 1837-1841)
State: New York
Born: December 5, 1782, Kinderhook, New York
Died: July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York
Alma mater: none
Career: Vice President (1829-1833)
U.S. Minister to the United Kingdom (1831-1832)
U.S. Secretary of State (1829-1831)
Governor of New York (1829)
United States Senator (1821-1828)
Richard Mentor Johnson
(Vice President 1837-1841)
[3]
State: Kentucky
Born: October 17, 1780, Beargrass, Virginia
Died: November 19, 1850, Frankfort, Kentucky
Alma mater: Transylvania University
Career: United States Senate (1819-1829)
U.S. House of Representatives (1807-1819);
(1829-1837)
RichardMentorJohnson.png
Opponent
William H. Harrison
(W-OH)
Hugh Lawson White
(W-TN)
Daniel Webster
(W-MA)
1836 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Van Buren/Johnson 764,176 (50.8%) - Harrison/Granger 550,816 (36.6%)
- White/Tyler 146,109 (9.7%) - Webster/Granger 41,201 (2.7%)
Electoral vote: Van Buren/Johnson 170 - Harrison/Granger 73 - White/Tyler 26 - Webster/Granger 14
Opponent
Francis Granger
(W-NY)
John Tyler (W-VA)
Opponent
William H. Harrison
(W-OH)

1840 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Van Buren 1,128,854 (46.8%) - Harrison/Tyler 1,275,390 (52.9%)
Electoral vote: Van Buren/Johnson 60 Harrison/Tyler 234
Opponent
John Tyler (W-VA)

1844[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1844 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
JamesKnoxPolk.png James K. Polk (President 1845-1849)
State: Tennessee
Born: November 2, 1795, Pineville, North Carolina
Died: June 15, 1849, Nashville, Tennessee
Alma mater: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Career: Governor of Tennessee (1839-1841)
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
(1835-1839)
U.S. House of Representatives (1825-1839)
George M. Dallas (Vice President 1845-1849)
State: Pennsylvania
Born: July 10, 1792, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: December 31, 1864,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alma mater: College of New Jersey
Career: United States Senate (1839-1841)
United States Minister to Russia (1837-1839)
Mayor of Philadelphia (1828-1829)
George Mifflin Dallas 1848.jpg
Opponent
Henry Clay (W-KY)
1844 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Polk/Dallas 1,339,494 (49.5%) - Clay/Frelinghuysen 1,300,004 (49.1%)
Electoral vote: Polk/Dallas 170 - Clay/Frelinghuysen 105
Opponent
Theodore
Frelinghuysen
(W-NJ)

1848[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1848 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Lewis Cass, 14th United States Secretary of War.jpg Lewis Cass
State: Michigan
Born: October 9, 1782, Exeter, New Hampshire
Died: June 17, 1866, Detroit, Michigan
Alma mater: none
Career: United States Secretary of War
(1831-1836)
Territorial Governor of Michigan (1813-1831)
William O. Butler
State: Kentucky
Born: April 19, 1791, Jessamine County, Kentucky
Died: August 6, 1880, Carrollton, Kentucky
Alma mater: Transylvania University
Career: U.S. House of Representatives
(1839-1843)
WilliamOButler.png
Opponent
Zachary Taylor (W-LA)
Martin
Van Buren
(F-NY)
1848 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Cass/Butler 1,223,460 (42.5%) Taylor/Fillmore 1,361,393 (47.1%) -
Van Buren/Adams 291,501 (10.1%)
Electoral vote: Cass/Butler Taylor/Fillmore - Van Buren/Adams
Opponent
Millard
Fillmore
(W-NY)

Charles Francis
Adams, Sr.
(F-MA)

1852[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1852 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
FranklinPierce.png Franklin Pierce (President 1853-1857)
State: New Hampshire
Born: November 23, 1804,
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Died: October 8, 1869, Concord, New Hampshire
Alma mater: Bowdoin College, Northampton Law School
Career: United States Senate (1837-1842)
U.S. House of Representatives (1833-1837)
William R. King (Vice President March–April 1853)[4]
State: Alabama
Born: April 7, 1786, Sampson County, North Carolina
Died: April 18, 1853, Selma, Alabama
Alma mater: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Career: President of the U.S. Senate
(1850-1852); (1836-1841)
United States Senate (1819-1844); (1848-1852)
U.S. House of Representatives (1811-1816)
William Rufus DeVane King 1839 portrait.jpg
Opponent
Winfield Scott
(W-NJ)
John P. Hale
(F-NH)
1852 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Pierce/King 1,607,510 (50.8%) - Scott/Graham 1,386,942 (43.9%) -
Hale/Julian 155,210 (4.9%)
Electoral vote: Pierce/King 254 - Scott/Graham - Hale/Julian 0
Opponent
William Alexander
Graham
(W-NC)

George Washington
Julian
(F-IN)

1856[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1856 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
JamesBuchanan crop.jpg James Buchanan (President 1857-1861)
State: Pennsylvania
Born: April 23, 1791, Cove Gap, Pennsylvania
Died: June 1, 1868, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Alma mater: Dickinson College
Career: U.S. Secretary of State (1845-1849)
United States Senate (1834-1845)
U.S. House of Representatives (1821-1831)
John C. Breckinridge (Vice President 1857-1861)
State: Kentucky
Born: January 16, 1821, Lexington, Kentucky
Died: May 17, 1875, Lexington, Kentucky
Alma mater: Centre College, Transylvania University
Career: U.S. House of Representatives (1851-1855)
John C. Breckinridge by Nicola Marschall.jpg
Opponent
John C.
Frémont
(R-CA)

Millard Fillmore
(A-NY)

1856 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Buchanan/Breckinridge 1,836,072 (45.3%) - Frémont/Dayton 1,342,345 (33.1%) -
Fillmore/Donelson 873,053 (21.5%)
Electoral vote: Buchanan/Breckinridge 174 - Frémont/Dayton 114 - Fillmore/Donelson 8
Opponent
William L.
Dayton
(R-NJ)

Andrew Jackson
Donelson
(A-TN)

1860[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1860 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Stephen A Douglas - headshot.jpg Stephen A. Douglas[5]
State: Illinois
Born: April 23, 1813, Brandon, Vermont
Died: June 3, 1861, Chicago, Illinois
Alma mater: None
Career: United States Senate (1847-1861)
U.S. House of Representatives (1843-1847)
Herschel Vespasian Johnson[5]
State: Georgia
Born: September 18, 1812, Burke County, Georgia,
Died: August 16, 1880, Louisville, Georgia
Alma mater: University of Georgia
Career: Governor of Georgia (1853-1857)
United States Senate (1848-1849)
Herschel Vespasian Johnson.jpg
Opponent
Abraham Lincoln
(R-IL)

John Breckinridge
(SD-KY)

John Bell (CU-TN)
1860 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Douglas/Johnson 1,380,202 (29.5%) - Lincoln/Hamlin 1,865,908 (39.7%) -
Breckinridge/Lane 848,019 (18.2%) - Bell/Everett 590,901 (12.7%)
Electoral vote: Douglas/Johnson 12 - Lincoln/Hamlin 180 -
Breckinridge/Lane 72 - Bell/Everett 39
Opponent
Hannibal Hamlin
(R-ME)

Joseph Lane
(SD-TN)

Edward Everett
(CU-MA)

1864[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1864 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
GeorgeMcClellan-cropped.jpeg George B. McClellan
State: New Jersey
Born: December 3, 1826, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: October 29, 1885, Orange, New Jersey
Alma mater: United States Military Academy
Career: General-in-Chief Union Army (1861-1862)
George H. Pendleton
State: Ohio
Born: July 19, 1825, Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: November 24, 1889, Brussels, Belgium
Alma mater: University of Cincinnati, Heidelberg University
Career: U.S. House of Representatives
(1857-1865)
GHPendleton.jpg
Opponent
Abraham Lincoln
(R-IL)

1864 United States presidential election
Popular vote: McClellan/Pendleton 1,812,807 (45.0%) - Lincoln/Johnson 2,218,388 (55.0%)
Electoral vote: McClellan/Pendleton 21 - Lincoln/Johnson 212
Opponent
Andrew Johnson
(R-TN)

1868[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1868 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Horatio Seymour - Brady-Handysmall.png Horatio Seymour
State: New York
Born: May 31, 1810, Pompey, New York
Died: February 12, 1886, New York City, New York
Alma mater: Norwich University
Career: Governor of New York
(1853-1854); (1863-1864)
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
State: Missouri
Born: February 19, 1821, Lexington, Kentucky
Died: July 8, 1875, St. Louis, Missouri
Alma mater: Princeton University
Career: U.S. House of Representatives
(1861-1864); (1860); (1857-1859)
General Francis Preston Blair.jpg
Opponent
Ulysses S. Grant
(R-OH)

1868 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Seymour/Blair - 2,706,829 (47.3%) Grant/Colfax 3,013,421 (52.7%)
Electoral vote: Seymour/Blair 80 Grant/Colfax 214
Opponent
Schuyler Colfax
(R-IN)

1872[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1872 (lost)
(co-nominated by the Democratic Party; nominees ran under the Liberal Republican Party)
Vice Presidential
Nominee
Portrait of Horace Greeley.jpg Horace Greeley[6]
State: New York
Born: February 3, 1811, Amherst, New Hampshire
Died: November 29, 1872, Pleasantville, New York
Alma mater: none
Career: U.S. House of Representatives (1848-1849)
Benjamin Gratz Brown
State: Missouri
Born: May 28, 1826, Frankfort, Kentucky
Died: December 13, 1885, Kirkwood, Missouri
Alma mater: Transylvania University, Yale College
Career: Governor of Missouri (1871-1873)
United States Senate (1863-1867)
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Opponent
Ulysses S. Grant
(R-OH)

1872 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Greely/Brown 2,834,761 (43.8%) - Grant/Wilson 3,598,235 (55.6%)
Electoral vote: (due to Greely's death, the ticket's 66 electoral votes were scattered) - Grant/Wilson 286
Opponent
Henry Wilson
(R-MA)

1876[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1876 (lost)[7] Vice Presidential
Nominee
SJTilden of NY.jpg Samuel J. Tilden
State: New York
Born: February 9, 1814, New Lebanon, New York
Died: August 4, 1886, Yonkers, New York
Alma mater: Yale University, New York University School of Law
Career: Governor of New York (1875-1876)
Thomas A. Hendricks
State: Indiana
Born: September 7, 1819, Fultonham, Ohio
Died: November 25, 1885, Indianapolis, Indiana
Alma mater: Hanover College
Career: Governor of Indiana (1873-1877)
United States Senate (1863-1869)
U.S. House of Representatives (1851-1855)
Thomas Andrews Hendricks.jpg
Opponent
Rutherford B. Hayes
(R-OH)

1876 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Tilden/Hendricks 4,288,546 (50.9%) - Hayes/Wheeler 4,034,311(47.9%)
Electoral vote: Tilden/Hendricks 184 Hayes/Wheeler 185
Opponent
William A. Wheeler
(R-NY)

1880[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1880 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
WinfieldScottHancock.png Winfield S. Hancock
State: Pennsylvania
Born: February 14, 1824,
Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania
Died: February 9, 1886, Governors Island, New York
Alma mater: United States Military Academy
Career: Commander, Fifth Military District (1867-1868)
William Hayden English
State: Indiana
Born: August 27, 1822, Lexington, Indiana
Died: February 7, 1896, Indianapolis, Indiana
Alma mater: Hanover College
Career: U.S. House of Representatives
(1853-1861)
WHEnglish photo.jpg
Opponent
James A. Garfield
(R-OH)

1880 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Hancock/English 4,444,260 (48.2%) - Garfield/Arthur 4,446,158 (48.3%)
Electoral vote: Hancock/English 155 - Garfield/Arthur 214
Opponent
Chester A. Arthur
(R-NY)

1884, 1888, 1892[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1884 (won), 1888 (lost),[7] 1892 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
StephenGroverCleveland.png Grover Cleveland (President 1885-1889;
1893-1897)

State: New York
Born: March 18, 1837, Caldwell, New Jersey
Died: June 24, 1908, Princeton, New Jersey
Alma mater: none
Career: Governor of New York (1883-1885)
Mayor of Buffalo (1882)
Thomas A. Hendricks (Vice President March–November 1885)
State: Indiana
Born: September 7, 1819, Fultonham, Ohio
Died: November 25, 1885, Indianapolis, Indiana
Alma mater: Hanover College
Career: Governor of Indiana (1873-1877)
United States Senate (1863-1869)
U.S. House of Representatives (1851-1855)
Thomas Andrews Hendricks.jpg
Allen G. Thurman
State: Ohio
Born: November 13, 1813, Lynchburg, Virginia
Died: December 12, 1895, Columbus, Ohio
Alma mater: none
Career: United States Senate (1869-1881)
President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate (1879-1880)
Allen G. Thurman - Brady-Handy.jpg
Adlai Stevenson I (Vice President 1893-1897)
State: Illinois
Born: October 23, 1835, Christian County, Kentucky
Died: June 14, 1914, Chicago, Illinois
Alma mater: Centre College
Career: U.S. House of Representatives
(1879-1881); (1875-1877)
Adlai Stevenson I by Saroney c1892-crop.jpg
Opponent
James G. Blaine
(R-ME)

1884 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Cleveland/Hendricks 4,914,482 (48.9%) - Blaine/Logan 4,856,905 (48.3%)
Electoral vote: Cleveland/Hendricks 219 - Blaine/Logan 182
Opponent
John A. Logan
(R-IL)
Opponent
Benjamin Harrison
(R-IN)

1888 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Cleveland/Thurman 5,534,488 (48.6%) - Harrison/Morton 5,443,892 (47.8%)'
Electoral vote: Cleveland/Thurman 168- Harrison/Morton 233
Opponent
Levi P. Morton
(R-NY)
Opponent
Benjamin Harrison
(R-IN)
James B.
Weaver
(P-IA)
1892 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Cleveland/Stevenson 5,556,918 (46.0%) - Harrison/Reid 5,176,108 (43.0%) -
Weaver/Field 1,041,028 (8.5%)
Electoral vote: Cleveland/Steveson 277 - Harrison/Reid 145- Weaver/Field 22
Opponent
Whitelaw Reid
(R-NY)
James G. Field
(P-VA)

1896, 1900[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1896 (lost), 1900 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
William Jennings Bryan 2.jpg William Jennings Bryan
State: Nebraska
Born: March 19, 1860, Salem, Illinois
Died: July 26, 1925, Dayton, Tennessee
Alma mater: Illinois College, Union College of Law
Career: U.S. House of Representatives
(1891-1895)
Arthur Sewall
State: Maine
Born: November 25, 1835, Bath, Maine
Died: September 5, 1900, Small Point, Maine
Alma mater: none
Career: Member, Democratic National Committee
(1888-1896)
ArthurSewall.png
Adlai Stevenson I
State: Illinois
Born: October 23, 1835, Christian County, Kentucky
Died: June 14, 1914, Chicago, Illinois
Alma mater: Centre College
Career: Vice President (1893-1897)
U.S. House of Representatives (1879-1881); (1875-1877)
Adlai Stevenson I by Saroney c1892-crop.jpg
Opponent
William McKinley
(R-OH)

1896 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Bryan/Sewall 6,492,559 (46.7%) - McKinley/Hobart 7,102,246 (51.0%)
Electoral vote:President: Bryan 176 - McKinley 271
Vice President: Sewall 149 -Watson 27 - Hobart 271
Opponent
Garret Hobart
(R-NJ)
1900 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Bryan/Stevenson 6,370,932 (45.5%) - McKinley/Roosevelt 7,228,864 (51.6%)
Electoral vote: Bryan/ Stevenson 155 - McKinley/Roosevelt 292
Opponent
Theodore Roosevelt
(R-NY)

20th century[edit]

1904[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1904 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
AltonBParker.png Alton B. Parker
State: New York
Born: May 14, 1852, Cortland, New York
Died: May 10, 1926, New York City, New York
Alma mater: Albany Law School
Career: Chief Justice,
New York Court of Appeals (1898-1904)
New York Supreme Court (1885-1898)
Henry G. Davis
State: West Virginia
Born: November 16, 1823, Woodstock, Maryland
Died: March 11, 1916, Washington, D.C.
Alma mater: none
Career: United States Senate (1871-1883)
HenryGDavis.png
Opponent
Theodore Roosevelt
(R-NY)

1904 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Parker/Davis 5,083,880 (37.6%) - Roosevelt/Fairbanks 7,630,457 (56.4%)
Electoral vote: Parker/Davis 140 Roosevelt/Fairbanks 336
Opponent
Charles W.
Fairbanks
(R-IN)

1908[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1908 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
WilliamJBryan1902.png William Jennings Bryan
State: Nebraska
Born: March 19, 1860, Salem, Illinois
Died: July 26, 1925, Dayton, Tennessee
Alma mater: Illinois College, Union College of Law
Career: U.S. House of Representatives
(1891-1895)
John W. Kern
State: Indiana
Born: December 20, 1849, Alto, Indiana
Died: August 17, 1917, Asheville, North Carolina
Alma mater: University of Michigan Law School
Career: Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for Indiana (1897-1901)
Indiana State Senate (1893-1897)
JohnWKern.jpg
Opponent
William Howard Taft
(R-OH)

1908 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Bryan/Kern 6,408,984 (43.0%) - Taft/Sherman 7,678,395 (51.5%)
Electoral vote: Bryan/Kern 162 - Taft/Sherman 321
Opponent
James S. Sherman
(R-NY)

1912, 1916[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1912 (won), 1916 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg Woodrow Wilson (President 1913-1921)
State: New Jersey
Born: December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia
Died: February 3, 1924 Washington, D.C
Alma mater: Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University
Career: Governor of New Jersey (1911-1913)
Thomas R. Marshall (Vice President 1913-1921)
State: Indiana
Born: March 14, 1854,
North Manchester, Indiana
Died: June 1, 1925, Washington D.C.
Alma mater: Wabash College
Career: Governor of Indiana (1909-1913)
Thomas Riley Marshall headshot.jpg
Opponent
Theodore
Roosevelt
(P-NY)

William Howard
Taft
(R-OH)

Eugene V. Debs
(S-IN)
1912 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Wilson/Marshall 6,296,284 (41.8%) - Roosevelt/Johnson 4,122,721 (24.7%) -
Taft/Sherman 3,486,242 (23.2%) - Debs/Seidel 901,551 (6.0%)
Electoral vote: Wilson/Marshall 435 - Roosevelt/Johnson 88 - Taft/Butler 8
Opponent
Hiram Johnson
(P-CA
)
Nicholas M. Butler
(R-NY)

Emil Seidel (S-WI)
Opponent
Charles E.
Hughes
(R-NY)

1916 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Wilson/Marshall (49.2%) - Hughes/Fairbanks 8,548,728 (46.1%)
Electoral vote: Wilson/Marshall 277 - Hughes/Fairbanks 254
Opponent
Charles W.
Fairbanks
(R-IN)

1920[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1920 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
James M. Cox 1920.jpg James M. Cox
State: Ohio
Born: March 31, 1870, Jacksonburg, Ohio
Died: July 15, 1957 Kettering, Ohio
Alma mater: none
Career: Governor of Ohio
(1917-1921); (1913-1915)
U.S. House of Representatives (1909-1913)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
State: New York
Born: January 30, 1882, Hyde Park, New York
Died: April 12, 1945, Warm Springs, Georgia
Alma mater: Harvard University, Columbia Law School
Career: Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(1913-1920)
New York State Senate (1911-1913)
Roosevelt20.jpg
Opponent
Warren G. Harding
(R-OH)

1920 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Cox/Roosevelt 9,139,661 (34.2%) - Harding/Coolidge 16,144,093 (60.3%)
Electoral vote: Cox/Roosevelt 127 - Harding/Coolidge 404
Opponent
Calvin Coolidge
(R-MA)

1924[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1924 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
John William Davis.jpg John W. Davis
State: West Virginia
Born: April 13, 1873, Clarksburg, West Virginia
Died: March 24, 1955, Charleston, South Carolina
Alma mater: Washington and Lee University, Washington and Lee University School of Law
Career: U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom
(1918-1921)
United States Solicitor General (1913-1918)
U.S. House of Representatives (1911-1913)
Charles W. Bryan
State: Nebraska
Born: February 10, 1867, Salem, Illinois
Died: March 4, 1945, Lincoln, Nebraska
Alma mater: University of Chicago, Illinois College
Career: Governor of Nebraska (1923-1925)
Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska (1915-1917)
CharlesBryan.png
Opponent
Calvin
Coolidge
(R-MA)

Robert M.
La Follette
(P-WI)
1924 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Davis/Bryan 8,386,242 (28.8%) - Coolidge/Dawes 15,723,789 (54.0%) -
La Follette/Wheeler 4,831,706 (16.6%)
Electoral vote: Davis/Bryan 136 - Coolidge/Dawes 382 - La Follette/Wheeler 13
Opponent
Charles G.
Dawes
(R-IL)

Burton K.
Wheeler
(P-MT)

1928[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1928 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
AlfredSmith.png Al Smith
State: New York
Born: December 30, 1873, Manhattan, New York City
Died: October 4, 1944, New York City, New York
Alma mater: none
Career: Governor of New York
(1923-1928); (1919-1920)
Joseph Taylor Robinson
State: Arkansas
Born: August 26, 1872, Lonoke, Arkansas
Died: July 14, 1937, Washington, D.C.
Alma mater: University of Arkansas, University of Virginia School of Law
Career: Senate Minority Leader (1923-1933)
United States Senate (1913-1937)
Governor of Arkansas (1913)
U.S. House of Representatives (1903-1912)
Joseph T. Robinson cropped.jpg
Opponent
Herbert Hoover
(R-CA)

1928 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Smith/Robinson 15,015,464 (40.8%) - Hoover/Curtis 21,427,123 (58.2%)
Electoral vote: Smith/Robinson 87 - Hoover/Curtis 444
Opponent
Charles Curtis
(R-KA)

1932, 1936, 1940, 1944[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1932 (won), 1936 (won), 1940 (won), 1944 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
FDR in 1933.jpg Franklin Delano Roosevelt
(President 1933-1945)
[8]
State: New York
Born: January 30, 1882, Hyde Park, New York
Died: April 12, 1945, Warm Springs, Georgia
Alma mater: Harvard University, Columbia Law School
Career: Governor of New York (1929-1932)
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1913-1920)
New York State Senate (1911-1913)
John Nance Garner (Vice President 1933-1941)
State: Texas
Born: November 22, 1868, Detroit, Texas
Died: November 7, 1967, Uvalde, Texas
Alma mater: Vanderbilt University (attended)
Career: Speaker of the
U.S. House of Representatives
(1931-1933)
U.S. House of Representatives (1903-1933)
John Nance Garner.jpg
Henry A. Wallace (Vice President 1941-1945)
State: Iowa
Born: October 7, 1888, Orient, Iowa
Died: November 18, 1965, Danbury, Connecticut
Alma mater: Iowa State University
Career: United States Secretary of Agriculture
(1933-1940)
Henry-A.-Wallace-Townsend.jpeg
Harry S. Truman (Vice President January–April 1945)
State: Missouri
Born: May 8, 1884, Lamar, Missouri
Died: December 26, 1972, Kansas City, Missouri
Alma mater: University of Missouri–Kansas
City School of Law
(attended)
Career: United States Senate (1935-1945)
Harry S Truman, bw half-length photo portrait, facing front, 1945-crop.jpg
Opponent
Herbert Hoover
(R-CA)

1932 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Roosevelt/Garner 22,821,277 (57.4%) - Hoover/Curtis 15,761,254 (39.7%)
Electoral vote: Roosevelt/Garner 472 - Hoover/Curtis 59
Opponent
Charles Curtis
(R-KS)
Opponent
Alf Landon
(R-KS)

1936 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Roosevelt/Garner 27,752,648 (60.8%) - Landon/Knox 16,681,862 (36.5%)
Electoral vote: Roosevelt/Garner 523 - Landon/Knox 8
Opponent
Frank Knox
(R-IL)
Opponent
Wendell Willkie
(R-NY)

1940 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Roosevelt/Wallace 27,313,945 (54.7%) - Willkie/McNary (44.8%)
Electoral vote: Roosevelt/Wallace 449 - Charles L. McNary 82
Opponent
Charles L. McNary
(R-OR)
Opponent
Thomas E. Dewey
(R-NY)

1944 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Roosevelt/Truman 25,612,916 (53.4%) - Dewey/Bicker 22,017,929 (45.3%)
Electoral vote: Roosevelt/Truman 432 - Dewey/Bicker 99
Opponent
John W. Bricker
(R-OH)

1948[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1948 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Harry S. Truman.jpg Harry S. Truman (President 1945-1953)
State: Missouri
Born: May 8, 1884, Lamar, Missouri
Died: December 26, 1972, Kansas City, Missouri
Alma mater: University of Missouri–Kansas
City School of Law
(attended)
Career: Vice President (1945)
United States Senate (1935-1945)
Alben W. Barkley (Vice President 1949-1953)
State: Kentucky
Born: November 24, 1877, Lowes, Kentucky
Died: April 30, 1956, Lexington, Virginia
Alma mater: Marvin College, Emory University, University of Virginia School of Law
Career: Senate Majority Leader (1937-1947)
United States Senate (1927-1949)
U.S. House of Representatives (1913-1927)
Alben Barkley.jpg
Opponent
Thomas E.
Dewey
(R-NY)

Strom Thurmond
(SRD-SC)

Henry A.
Wallace
(P-IA)
1948 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Truman/Barkley 24,179,347 (49.6%) - Dewey/Warren 21,991,292 (45.1%) -
Thurmond/Wright 1,175,930 (2.4%) - Wallace/Taylor 1,157,328 (2.3%)
Electoral vote: Truman/Barkley 303 - Dewey/Warren 189 - Thurmond/Wright 39
Opponent
Earl Warren (R-CA)
Fielding L. Wright
(SRD-MS)

Glen H. Taylor
(P-ID)

1952, 1956[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1952 (lost), 1956 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg Adlai Stevenson II
State: Illinois
Born: February 5, 1900,
Los Angeles, California
Died: July 14, 1965, London, England, U.K.
Alma mater: Princeton University, Northwestern University Law School
Career: Governor of Illinois (1949-1953)
John Sparkman
State: Alabama
Born: December 20, 1899, Hartselle, Alabama
Died: November 16, 1985, Huntsville, Alabama
Alma mater: University of Alabama, University of Alabama School of Law
Career: United States Senate (1946-1979)
U.S. House of Representatives (1937-1946)
Alabama Sen. John Sparkman.jpg
Estes Kefauver
State: Tennessee
Born: July 26, 1903, Madisonville, Tennessee
Died: August 10, 1963, Bethesda, Maryland
Alma mater: University of Tennessee, Yale Law School
Career: United States Senate (1949-1963)
U.S. House of Representatives (1939-1949)
SenatorKefauver(D-TN).jpg
Opponent
Dwight D.
Eisenhower
(R-KS)

1952 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Stevenson/Sparkman 27,375,090 (44.2%) - Eisenhower/Nixon 34,075,529 (55.2%)
Electoral vote: Stevenson/Sparkman 82- Eisenhower/Nixon 442
Opponent
Richard M. Nixon
(R-CA)
1956 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Stevenson/Kefauver 26,028,028 (42.0%) - Eisenhower/Nixon 35,579,180 (57.4%)
Electoral vote: Stevenson/Kefauver 73 - Eisenhower/Nixon 457

1960[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1960 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
John F. Kennedy, White House color photo portrait.jpg John F. Kennedy (President 1961-1963)[9]
State: Massachusetts
Born: May 29, 1917, Brookline, Massachusetts
Died: November 22, 1963, Dallas, Texas
Alma mater: Harvard University
Career: United States Senate (1953-1960)
U.S. House of Representatives (1947-1953)
Lyndon B. Johnson (Vice President 1961-1963)
State: Texas
Born: August 27, 1908, Stonewall, Texas
Died: January 22, 1973, Stonewall, Texas
Alma mater: Southwest Texas State
Teachers College

Career: Senate Majority Leader (1955-1961)
United States Senate (1949-1961)
U.S. House of Representatives (1937-1949)
Lyndon B. Johnson. Waist length, seated - NARA - 518140.jpg
Opponent
Richard Nixon
(R-CA)

1960 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Kennedy/Johnson 34,220,984 (49.7%) - Nixon/Lodge 34,108,157 (49.6%)
Electoral vote: President: Kennedy 303 - Nixon 219 - Byrd 15
Vice President: Johnson 303 - Lodge 219 - Thurmond 14 - Goldwater 1
Opponent
Henry Cabot
Lodge, Jr.
(R-MA)

1964[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1964 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
37 Lyndon Johnson 3x4.jpg Lyndon B. Johnson (President 1963-1969)
State: Texas
Born: August 27, 1908, Stonewall, Texas
Died: January 22, 1973, Stonewall, Texas
Alma mater: Southwest Texas State
Teachers College

Career: Vice President (1961-1963)
Senate Majority Leader (1955-1961)
United States Senate (1949-1961)
U.S. House of Representatives (1937-1949)
Hubert Humphrey (Vice President 1965-1969)
State: Minnesota
Born: May 27, 1911, Wallace, South Dakota
Died: January 13, 1978, Waverly, Minnesota
Alma mater: University of Minnesota, Louisiana State University
Career: Senate Majority Whip (1961-1964)
United States Senate (1949-1964)
Mayor of Minneapolis (1945-1948)
Senator Humphrey.jpg
Opponent
Barry Goldwater
(R-AZ)

1964 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Johnson/Humphrey 43,127,041 (61.1%) - Goldwater/Miller 27,175,754 (38.5%)
Electoral vote: Johnson/Humphrey 486 - Goldwater/Miller 52
Opponent
William E. Miller
(R-NY)

1968[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1968 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
HubertHumphrey.png Hubert Humphrey
State: Minnesota
Born: May 27, 1911, Wallace, South Dakota
Died: January 13, 1978, Waverly, Minnesota
Alma mater: University of Minnesota, Louisiana State University
Career: Vice President (1965-1969)
Senate Majority Whip (1961-1964)
United States Senate (1949-1964)
Mayor of Minneapolis (1945-1948)
Edmund Muskie
State: Maine
Born: March 28, 1914, Rumford, Maine
Died: March 26, 1996, Washington, D.C.
Alma mater: Bates College, Cornell Law School
Career: United States Senate (1959-1980)
Governor of Maine (1955-1959)
Edmund Muskie.jpg
Opponent
Richard Nixon
(R-CA)

George Wallace
(A-AL)

1968 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Humphrey/Muskie 31,271,839 (42.7%) - Nixon/Agnew 31,783,783 (43.4%) -
Wallace/LeMay 9,901,118 (14.5%)
Electoral vote: Humphrey/Muskie 191 - Nixon/Agnew 301 - Wallace/LeMay 47
Opponent
Spiro T. Agnew
(R-MD)

Curtis LeMay
(A-CA)

1972[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1972 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
GeorgeMcGovern.png George McGovern
State: South Dakota
Born: July 19, 1922, Avon, South Dakota
Died: October 21, 2012,
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Alma mater: Dakota Wesleyan University, Northwestern University
Career: United States Senate (1963-1981)
Director of Food for Peace (1961-1962)
U.S. House of Representatives (1957-1961)
Thomas Eagleton
State: Missouri
Born: September 4, 1929, St. Louis, Missouri
Died: March 4, 2007, St. Louis, Missouri
Alma mater: Amherst College, Harvard Law School
Career: United States Senate (1968-1987)
Lieutenant Governor of Missouri (1965-1968)
Attorney General of Missouri (1961-1965)
ThomasEagleton.jpg
Sargent Shriver[10]
State: Maryland
Born: November 9, 1915, Westminster, Maryland
Died: January 18, 2011, Bethesda, Maryland
Alma mater: Yale University, Yale Law School
Career: U.S Ambassador to France (1968-1970)
Director of the Office of Economic
Opportunity
(1964-1968)
Director of the Peace Corps (1961-1966)
Sargent Shriver 1961.jpg
Opponent
Richard Nixon
(R-CA)

1972 United States presidential election
Popular vote: McGovern/Shriver 29,173,222 (37.5%) - Nixon/Agnew 47,168,710 (60.6%)
Electoral vote: McGovern/Shriver 17 Nixon/Agnew 520
Opponent
Spiro T. Agnew
(R-MD)

1976, 1980[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1976 (won), 1980 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
JimmyCarterPortrait2.jpg Jimmy Carter (President 1977-1981)
State: Georgia
Born: October 1, 1924, Plains, Georgia
Alma mater: United States Naval Academy
Career: Governor of Georgia (1971-1975)
Georgia State Senate (1963-1967)
Walter Mondale (Vice President 1977-1981)
State: Minnesota
Born: January 5, 1928, Ceylon, Minnesota
Alma mater: University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Law School
Career: United States Senate (1964-1976)
Attorney General of Minnesota (1960-1964)
U.S Vice-President Walter Mondale.jpg
Opponent
Gerald Ford (R-MI)
1976 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Carter/Mondale 40,831,881 (50.1%) - Ford/Dole 39,148,634 (48.0%)
Electoral vote: President;Carter 290 - Ford 240 -Reagan 1
Vice President: Mondale 290 -Dole 241
Opponent
Bob Dole (R-KA)
Opponents
Ronald Reagan
(R-CA)

John B. Anderson
(I-IL)
1980 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Carter/Mondale 35,480,115 (41.0%) - Reagan/Bush 43,903,230 (50.8%) -
Anderson/Lucey (6.6%)
Electoral vote: Carter/Mondale 49 - Reagan/Bush 489
Opponents
George H.W.
Bush
(R-TX)

Patrick Lucey (I-WI)

1984[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1984 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
U.S Vice-President Walter Mondale.jpg Walter Mondale
State: Minnesota
Born: January 5, 1928, Ceylon, Minnesota
Alma mater: University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Law School
Career: Vice President (1977-1981)
United States Senate (1964-1976)
Attorney General of Minnesota (1960-1964)
Geraldine Ferraro
State: New York
Born: August 26, 1935, Newburgh, New York
Died: March 26, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts
Alma mater: Marymount Manhattan College, Fordham University School of Law
Career: U.S. House of Representatives (1979-1985)
GeraldineFerraro.jpg
Opponent
Ronald Reagan
(R-CA)

1984 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Mondale/Ferraro 37,577,352 (40.6%) - Reagan/Bush 54,455,472 (58.8%)
Electoral vote: Mondale/Ferraro 13 - Reagan/Bush 523
Opponent
George H.W.
Bush
(R-TX)

1988[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1988 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Dukakis1988rally cropped.jpg Michael Dukakis
State: Massachusetts
Born: November 3, 1933, Brookline, Massachusetts
Alma mater: Swarthmore College, Harvard Law School
Career: Governor of Massachusetts
(1983-1991); (1975-1979)
Member, Massachusetts House
of Representatives (1965–1971)
Lloyd Bentsen
State: Texas
Born: February 11, 1921, Mission, Texas
Died: May 23, 2006, Houston, Texas
Alma mater: University of Texas Law School
Career: United States Senate (1971-1993)
U.S. House of Representatives (1948-1955)
LloydBentsen.jpg
Opponent
George H.W.
Bush
(R-TX)

1988 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Dukakis/Bentsen 41,809,074 (45.7%) - Bush/Quayle 48,886,097 (53.4%)
Electoral vote: Dukakis/Bentsen 111 - Bush/Quayle 426
Opponent
Dan Quayle (R-IN)

1992, 1996[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1992 (won), 1996 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Bill Clinton.jpg Bill Clinton (President 1993–2001)
State: Arkansas
Born: August 19, 1946, Hope, Arkansas
Alma mater: Georgetown University, Yale Law School
Career: Governor of Arkansas (1983-1992); (1979-1981)
Attorney General of Arkansas (1977-1979)
Al Gore (Vice President 1993–2001)
State: Tennessee
Born: March 31, 1948, Washington, D.C.
Alma mater: Harvard College
Career: United States Senate (1985-1993)
U.S. House of Representatives (1977-1985)
Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg
Opponents
George H.W.
Bush
(R-TX)

Ross Perot
(I-TX)
1992 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Clinton/Gore 44,909,806 (43.0%) - Bush/Quayle 39,104,550 (37.5%) -
Perot/Stockdale 19,743,821 (18.9%)
Electoral vote: Clinton/Gore 370 - Bush/Quayle 168
Opponents
Dan Quayle (R-IN)
James Stockdale
(I-CA)
Opponents
Bob Dole (R-KS)
Ross Perot
(Reform-TX)
1996 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Clinton/Gore 47,401,185 (49.2%) - Dole/Kemp 39,197,469 (40.7%) -
Perot/Choate 8,085,294 (8.4%)
Electoral vote: Clinton/Gore 379 - Dole/Kemp 159
Opponents
Jack Kemp (R-NY)
Pat Choate
(Reform-CA)

2000[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
2000 (lost)[7] Vice Presidential
Nominee
Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg Al Gore
State: Tennessee
Born: March 31, 1948, Washington, D.C.
Alma mater: Harvard College
Career: Vice President (1993-2001)
United States Senate (1985-1993)
U.S. House of Representatives (1977-1985)
Joe Lieberman
State: Connecticut
Born: February 24, 1942, Stamford, Connecticut
Alma mater: Yale University, Yale Law School
Career: United States Senate (1989-2013)
Attorney General of Connecticut (1983-1989)
Joe Lieberman official portrait 2.jpg
Opponent
George W. Bush
(R-TX)

2000 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Gore/Lieberman 50,999,897 (48.4%) - Bush/Cheney 50,456,002 (47.9%)
Electoral vote: Gore/Lieberman 266 - Bush/Cheney 271
Opponent
Dick Cheney
(R-WY)

21st century[edit]

2004[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
2004 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
John F. Kerry.jpg John Kerry
State: Massachusetts
Born: December 11, 1943, Aurora, Colorado
Alma mater: Yale University, Boston College Law School
Career: United States Senate (1985-2013)
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
(1983-1985)
John Edwards
State: North Carolina
Born: June 10, 1953, Seneca, South Carolina
Alma mater: North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina
School of Law

Career: United States Senate (1999-2005)
John Edwards, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
Opponent
George W. Bush
(R-TX)

2004 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Kerry/Edwards 59,028,444 (48.3%) - Bush/Cheney 62,040,610 (50.7%)
Electoral vote: Kerry/Edwards 251 - Bush/Cheney 286
Opponent
Dick Cheney
(R-WY)

2008, 2012[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
2008 (won), 2012 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Official portrait of Barack Obama.jpg Barack Obama (President 2009–present)
State: Illinois
Born: August 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii
Alma mater: Columbia University, Harvard Law School
Career: United States Senate (2005-2008)
Illinois Senate (1997-2004)
Joe Biden (Vice President 2009–present)
State: Delaware
Born: November 20, 1942, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Alma mater: University of Delaware, Syracuse University College of Law
Career: United States Senate (1973-2009)
Chair Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
(2007-2009); (2001-2003)
Chair Senate Committee on the Judiciary
(1987-1995)
Joe Biden official portrait crop.jpg
Opponent
John McCain (R-AZ)
2008 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Obama/Biden 69,498,516 (52.9%) - McCain/Palin 59,948,323 (45.7%)
Electoral vote: Obama/Biden 365 - McCain/Palin 173
Opponent
Sarah Palin (R-AK)
Opponent
Mitt Romney (R-MA)
2012 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Obama/Biden 65,915,796 (51.1%) - Romney/Ryan 60,933,500 (47.2%)
Electoral vote: Obama/Biden 332 - Romney/Ryan 206
Opponent
Paul Ryan (R-WI)

2016[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
2016 (lost)[7] Vice Presidential
Nominee
Hillary Clinton official Secretary of State portrait crop.jpg Hillary Clinton
State: New York
Born: October 26, 1947, Chicago, Illinois
Alma mater: Wellesley College, Yale Law School
Career: U.S. Secretary of State (2009–2013)
United States Senate (2001–2009)
First Lady of the United States (1993–2001)
Tim Kaine
State: Virginia
Born: February 26, 1958, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Alma mater: University of Missouri, Columbia
Harvard Law School
Career: United States Senate (2013–present)
Chair Democratic National Committee (2009–2011)
Governor of Virginia (2006–2010)
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (2002–2006)
Mayor of Richmond (1998–2001)
Tim Kaine, official 113th Congress photo portrait.jpg
Opponent
Donald Trump
(R-NY)

2016 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Clinton/Kaine 65,355,176 (48.0%) - Trump/Pence 62,745,360 (46.1%)
Electoral vote: Clinton/Kaine 232 - Trump/Pence 306
Opponent
Mike Pence
(R-IN)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b No national nominating convention was held by the party until 1832; the candidates were nominated by state legislatures and state conventions for the election of 1828.
  2. ^ Resigned from office.
  3. ^ The national nominating convention made no nomination in 1840. Most Van Buren electors voted for the incumbent Richard Mentor Johnson of Kentucky for the vice presidency; others voted for Littleton Waller Tazewell of Virginia and James K. Polk of Tennessee in the election of 1840.
  4. ^ Died in office (tuberculosis)
  5. ^ a b Douglas and Herschel Vespasian Johnson were chosen as the candidates of the national nominating convention after most of the Southern delegations walked out. The convention bolters soon formed their own separate national nominating convention where Breckinridge and Lane were nominated.
  6. ^ The Greeley/Brown ticket was nominated by the Liberal Republican Party and then by the Democrats. Greeley died shortly after the election, before the electoral vote was cast.
  7. ^ a b c d Lost the election in the electoral college, but had the most popular votes.
  8. ^ Died in office (stroke)
  9. ^ Died in office (assassinated)
  10. ^ Thomas Eagleton was nominated by the national convention but withdrew his candidacy shortly afterwards.