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Can you name the people in U.S. history who were on a presidential election ticket and also the Supreme Court*?
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Oct 15th, 2011 at 21:55 GMT
John Jay received the vote of one Federalist Elector (from Rhode Island) in 1800. I think this was a token vote so that John Adams (65 Electoral votes) would not tie with his running-mate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (64) in the way that Jefferson had tied with Aaron Burr on the Democratic side (73 votes each).* So John Jay might be a very good bonus answer although I don't think he was on any presidential ticket.
* Before the adoption of the 12th Amendment in 1804 specifically to avoid the recurrence of this situation, electoral votes were not assigned specifically for a presidential or vice-presidential candidate. Each elector in each state cast two votes. Whoever had the highest vote would be elected President, and the second-highest total elected the Vice-President. Since Jefferson and Burr were tied in the Electoral College of 1800, the choice went to the House of Representatives.
Oct 16th, 2011 at 01:43 GMT
Right, you didn't really have a ticket until after the 12th amendment, so Jay wouldn't be an answer, but I may add him as a bonus later, if people agree.
Oct 17th, 2011 at 02:05 GMT
I'm no expert, but I think that the Federalists and Dem.-Republicans (Anti-Federalists) both ran two men each in 1796 and 1800, so each pair was a ticket, but the parties were unable to designate formally one for each office (Pres. & VP). For that matter, Washington-Adams in 1789 was also a ticket if an uncontested, non-partisan, consensus one. On the other hand, John Jay wasn't (so far as I know) being seriously run for either job by anyone, despite his qualifications. (He got a lot of criticism for the Jay Treaty he negotiated as Sec. of State.)
Oct 18th, 2011 at 02:59 GMT
@shakescene: That may be true for 1800, but it wasn't for 1796. In 1796, the parties, such as they existed at the time, chose just the person who they wanted to be president (John Adams for the Federalists and Thomas Jefferson for the Republicans). They simply let the electors choose their own preferred candidates for what would have been the VP. Each party did, however, "select" a VP candidate in 1800 so as to avoid a repeat of 1796 when Jefferson was Adams's VP. Of course, saying that the parties chose anyone is really not accurate. The process of hitting on a presidential candidate at the time was really an informal one of selection by default. There really was no thought that it would be anyone else but Adams for the Federalists and Jefferson for the Republicans (despite the Federalists' major dislike of Adams). 1804 was the first election in which the parties actually nominated candidates for president and VP.
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