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All the Yalies on major-party presidential tickets—since 1812.

Chart: Mark Zurolo ’01MFA.

Chart: Mark Zurolo ’01MFA.

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Less than a year before the 2016 presidential election, both parties have a 1973 Yale graduate in the race: retired neurosurgeon and former Yale trustee Ben Carson ’73 and former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton ’73JD. The last two elections were bereft of Yalies on either ticket, but the late twentieth century saw a boom in Eli candidates. Here are the Yale alumni who have appeared on a major ticket as presidential or vice presidential nominees.

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