Although many paths may lead to the Presidency of the United States, the most
common job ... 17 Presidents previously served as state Governors; 9 were
Governors immediately before election as Presi...
The first governor to win the White House, Thomas Jefferson from Virginia, was
elected ... The two longest runs of presidents who were not governors were from:.
Sep 7, 2016 ... Many US presidents were governors first, perhaps representing the faith of the
people in the office of governor. If a person can successfully lead ...
Mar 15, 2014 ... Half of these fellows were ex-governors, but only one of those is consistently
ranked ... A governor is an outsider, which can be appealing to an electorate ... It
helps explain why Barack Obama is the first president elected ...
Nov 23, 2015 ... Let me declare the end of an era: the governor-era in presidential elections. ...
beginning to break down in 2008, but I didn't want to say anything at first. ... The
American people were so disillusioned with George W. Bush's ...
Dec 23, 2014 ... Governors' fate during presidential elections has ebbed and flowed, reflecting ...
In stretches of U.S. history, governors were top choices for president. ... At the
same time the rise of modern conservatism devolved many powers to the ... He
defeated a fellow senator (John McCain) the first time around and an ...
Jul 15, 2012 ... Fully half of the first 16 and five of the next 13 had been governors. ... So, while
no governors were among the last six vice presidents, four were among ... at the
Center on the American Governor, Eagleton Institute of Politics.
Apr 6, 2015 ... Which potential Presidential candidate would you vote for in 2016? ... Ted Cruz,
Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio are all first-term senators with little or no ... These
facts were taken into account when creating this list. ... An academic and
president of Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson was governor of New ...
Grover Cleveland was the first U.S. president to serve two non-consecutive terms.
... who served as the 22nd and 24th U.S. president, was known as a political
reformer. ... and governor of New York state before assuming the presidency in
1885. ... Grover Cleveland vetoed twice as many congressional bills as all 21 of
Mar 11, 2016 ... Ronald Reagan was one of the most influential presidents in U.S. history. ... He's
considered by many conservatives to be the greatest American President. ... Both
were immediately attracted to each other, but Reagan was skeptical of ... Two
years later, in his first race for public office, Reagan defeated ...