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One and Done: Incumbents Denied Reelection--PICTURES

May 7, 2012

With both France and Greece ousting their leaders this week, we decided to take a look at the U.S. presidents who have been denied their reelection bids.

President George H.W. Bush lost his reelection bid to Bill Clinton in 1992.(AP Photo/White House, David Valdez)

President Carter came up short in the race for a second term, losing to Ronald Reagan in 1980.(AP)

President Ford failed in his 1976 bid when Jimmy Carter prevailed.(Christian Science Monitor/Screen Grab)


President Hoover lost the race in 1932 to Franklin Delano Roosevelt.(AP Photo)

President William Howard Taft was defeated in 1912, losing to Woodrow Wilson.(AP Photo)

President Benjamin Harrison lost his reelection bid in 1892 to Grover Cleveland.(AP Photo)


President Cleveland was actually a two-term president, but he didn't serve the terms consecutively. Cleveland lost his original reelection bid to Benjamin Harrison in 1888, but he went on to defeat him for the presidency in 1892.(AP Photo)

President Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, lost his reelection bid in 1840 to William Henry Harrison.(AP Photo)

President John Quincy Adams, the sixth president, was defeated in 1828, when Andrew Jackson prevailed.(AP Photo)


President John Adams, one of the Founders, lost his reelection bid to Thomas Jefferson in 1800.(AP Photo)

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