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aaNAMEyears electedyears elected in DCpoll ranking by publicWSJ/Federalist Society rankingexperience (*means not counted in numbers)

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Adams, John2117743.33Continental Congress, 1774-1778Vice-President, 1789-1797Massachusetts General Court, 1770-

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Adams, John Quincy55592.66US Senate, 1803-1808*Ambassador, 1793-1801; 1809-1817*Secretary of State, 1817-1825*US House, 1831-1848

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Arthur, Chester A.11432.65Vice President, 1881*Vermont quartermaster general and Inspector General*Collector of the Port of New York

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Buchanan, James2220281.31Pennsylvania House, 1814-1816US House, 1821-1831US Senate, 1834-1845*Secretary of State, 1845-1849*Ambassador to Russia, 1832-1834

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Bush, George H.W.1212572.95US House, 1967-1971Vice President, 1981-1989*Ambassador to UN, China*CIA Director

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Bush, George W.60413.01Governor of Texas, 1995-2000

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Carter, Jimmy80572.24Georgia Senate, 1963-1967Georgia Governor, 1971-1975

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Cleveland, Grover20403.34Governor of NY, 1883-1885*Sheriff of Erie County*Mayor of Buffalo

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Clinton, Bill140552.93Arkansas Attorney General, 1977-1979Governor of Arkansas, 1979-1981; 1983-1992

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Coolidge, Calvin172382.77Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, 1916-1919Governor of Massachusetts, 1919-1921Vice President, 1921-1923Mass. State House, 1907-1912Mass. State Senate, 1912-1916*City council asnd solicitor, Northhampton

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Eisenhower, Dwight00723.67None (General)Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 1945–48*President of Columbia University

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Fillmore, Millard1310171.85NY State Assembly, 1829-1831US House, 1833-1835; 1837-1843New York State Comptroller, 1848-1849Vice President, 1849-1850

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Ford, Gerald2626622.61US House, 1949-1973Vice President, 1973-1974

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Garfield, James211942----US House, 1863-1881

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Grant, Ulysses S.00582.57None (general)

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Harding, Warren G.126291.65Ohio Senate, 1899-1903Ohio Lt. Gov., 1903-1905US Senate, 1915-1921

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Harrison, Benjamin66302.54US Senate, 1881-1887*Indianapolis City Attorney, 1856*reporter of the Indiana State Supreme Court

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Harrison, William H.3321----Appointed Governor of Indiana territory

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Hayes, Rutherford B.72382.73US House, 1865-1867Governor of Ohio, 1868-1872; 1877-1878

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Hoover, Herbert00482.5*Secretary of Commerce, 1921-1928

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Jackson, Andrew43.5693.58US House, 1796-1797US Senate, 1797-1798; 1823-1825*judge of the Tennessee superior court, 1798-1804Governor of Florida, 1821

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Jefferson, Thomas177894.23Virginia House of Burgesses, 1769-1775Continental Congress, 1775-1776; 1783-1784Virginia House, 1776-1779Governor of Virginia, 1779-1781Vice President, 1797-1801*Minister to France, 1785-1789*Secretary of State, 1789-1793

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Johnson, Andrew2615451.75Governor of Tennessee, 1853-1857US Senate, 1857-1862Vice President, 1865Tennessee House, 1835-1836Tennessee Senate, 1839-1843US House, 1843-1853

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Johnson, Lyndon B.2727453.05US House, 1937-1949US Senate, 1949-1961Vice President, 1961-1963

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Kennedy, John F.1414803.25US House, 1947-1953US Senate, 1953-1960

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Lincoln, Abraham102924.67Illinois legislature, 1834-1841US House, 1847-1849

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Madison, James1613733.07Virginia state legislature, 1776–1779Continental Congress, 1780–1783.Constitutional Convention, 1787US House, 1789-1797*Secretary of State, 1801-1809

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McKinley, William1511423.32US House, 1877-1882; 1885-1891Governor of Ohio, 1892-1896

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Monroe. James138493.24Virginia House of Delegates, 1783Continental Congress, 1783–1786.US Senate, 1790-1794Governor of Virginia, 1799-1802; 1811*Secretary of State, 1811-1814; 1815-1817*Secretary of War, 1814-1815

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Nixon, Richard1414322.4US House, 1947-1950US Senate, 1950-1953Vice President, 1953-1961

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Pierce, Franklin1410171.73NH State House, 1829-1833US House, 1833-1837US Senate, 1837-1842*US Attorney, District of NH, 1845-1847

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Polk, James1614273.59US House, 1825-1839Governor, 1839-1841*chief clerk of the Senate, Tenn., 1819-1822

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Reagan, Ronald80724.03Governor of California, 1967-1975

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Roosevelt, Franklin D.60814.41NY Senate, 1911-1913Governor of New York, 1929-1932*Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1913-1920

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Roosevelt, Teddy31844.08Governor of New York, 1899-1900Vice President, 1901*US Civil Service Commission,1889-1895*Assistant Secretary of Navy, 1897-1898

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Taft, William00572.97*United States Solicitor General, 1890-1892*Governor of the Philippines, 1901-1903*Secretary of War, 1904-1908

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Taylor, Zachary00262.3Zero (military)

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Truman, Harry S.10.510.5703.95US Senate, 1935-1945Vice President, 1945*judge of the County Court

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Tyler, John181492.23US House, 1816-1821Governor of Virginia, 1825-1827US Senate, 1827-1836Virginia House of Delegates, 1823-1825Vice President, 1841

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Van Buren, Martin2012232.63NY Senate, 1813-1820US Senate, 1821–28Vice President, 1833-1837Governor of New York, 1829*Secretary of State, 1829-1831\

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Washington, George183944.94House of Burgesses, 1758-1773Continental Congress, 1774-75Constitutional Convention, 1787

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Wilson, Woodrow20563.41Governor of New Jersey, 1911-1913*President of Princeton, 1902-1910

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