Aug 8, 2015 12:01 PM
Get elected as vice-president
Thirteen of our former presidents served as vice-president of the United State before becoming president. This makes it the third most common path to the presidency.
This includes some who took the highest office because the president had died or resigned and some who later ran for the highest office on their own.
The only president and vice-president never to be elected to either office was Gerald Ford. He became vice-president when Spiro Agnew resigned and he became president when Richard Nixon resigned. He ran for re-election as president in 1976 but lost to Jimmy Carter.
Typically, getting elected as vice-president first requires that a presidential candidate choose you as running mate and then the pair of you need to get elected to the White House.