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Old 11-10-2016, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Si Amigo View Post
Well clearly the two generals Grant and Eisenhower have the least political experience.
Zachary Taylor is right up there with them. He held no office and had never even voted before becoming President.

Several other 19th century generals had minimal political experience.

Andrew Jackson had a total of about three years in the House and Senate.

William Henry Harrison had about two years in Congress. He was governor of the Indiana Territory for a decade, an appointed, not elected, position.

Benjamin Harrison had one term in the Senate, although he ran for and lost many previous elections.

In addition, as noted above, neither Taft nor Hoover ever had a previous elected position.