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Old 11-09-2016, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Jas09 View Post
Hoover and Taft are the two names that come up, both having never been elected to national office, governorships, or been a general officer.
Hoover had been a cabinet official and Taft had been a cabinet official and territorial governor.

If you count serving as a wartime general as experience, then we're probably going to go with Chester Arthur. His only political experience had been holding various patronage jobs in the NYC political machine. He was chosen to be Vice President to win the support of that machine and then became President six months later after Garfield was assassinated.

If we're talking about people elected to the Presidency, it's probably Lincoln. His only political experience had been four terms in the Illinois House of Representatives and one term in the United States House of Representatives.

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