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Multiple Losing Presidential Candidacies, And Those Who Lost, Then Won The Presidency | The Progressive Professor
The history of multiple candidacies for the Presidency is an interesting one, with five candidates being nominated more than once and losing each time, and five candidates being nominated more than once, and losing before winning the White House (with unusual circumstances for Grover Cleveland) Those who ran multiple times and continued to lose are: Charles Pinckney, Presidential Elections of 1804 and 1808 Henry Clay, Presidential Elections of 1824, 1832, and 1844 William Jennings Bryan, Presidential Elections Of 1896, 1900, and 1908 Thomas E. Dewey, Presidential Elections of 1944 and 1948 Adlai Stevenson, Presidential Elections of 1952 and 1956 Those who ran multiple times and first lost, and then won the Presidency are (with unusual case of Grover Cleveland described below): Thomas Jefferson, Presidential Elections of 1796, 1800 and 1804 Andrew Jackson, Presidential Elections of 1824, 1828 and 1832 William Henry Harrison, Presidential Elections of 1836 and