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Presidential Vetoes, 1789–2010

President Coincident
Congresses
Regular
vetoes
Pocket
vetoes
Total
vetoes
Vetoes
overridden
Washington 1st–4th 2 2
Adams 5th–6th
Jefferson 7th–10th
Madison 11th–14th 5 2 7
Monroe 15th–18th 1 1
J. Q. Adams 19th–20th
Jackson 21st–24th 5 7 12
Van Buren 25th–26th 1 1
W. H. Harrison 27th
Tyler 27th–28th 6 4 10 1
Polk 29th–30th 2 1 3
Taylor 31st
Fillmore 31st–32nd
Pierce 33rd–34th 9 9 5
Buchanan 35th–36th 4 3 7
Lincoln 37th–39th 2 5 7
A. Johnson 39th–40th 21 8 29 15
Grant 41st–44th 45 48 93 4
Hayes 45th–46th 12 1 13 1
Garfield 47th
Arthur 47th–48th 4 8 12 1
Cleveland 49th–50th 304 110 414 2
B. Harrison 51st–52nd 19 25 44 1
Cleveland 53rd–54th 42 128 170 5
McKinley 55th–57th 6 36 42
T. Roosevelt 57th–60th 42 40 82 1
Taft 61st–62nd 30 9 39 1
Wilson 63rd–66th 33 11 44 6
Harding 67th 5 1 6
Coolidge 68th–70th 20 30 50 4
Hoover 71st–72nd 21 16 37 3
F. D. Roosevelt 73rd–79th 372 263 635 9
Truman 79th–82nd 180 70 250 12
Eisenhower 83rd–86th 73 108 181 2
Kennedy 87th–88th 12 9 21
L. B. Johnson 88th–90th 16 14 30
Nixon 91st–93rd 26 17 43 7
Ford 93rd–94th 48 18 66 12
Carter 95th–96th 13 18 31 2
Reagan 97th–100th 39 39 78 9
G.H.W. Bush1 101st–102nd 29 15 44 1
Clinton 103rd–106th 36 1 37 2
G. W. Bush 107–110th 10 0 10 3
Barack Obama 111th
Total   1,494 1,066 2,560 109
1. President Bush attempted to pocket veto two bills during intrasession recess periods. Congress considered the two bills enacted into law because of the president's failure to return the legislation. The bills are not counted as pocket vetoes in this table.
Source: Office of the Clerk of the House. Web: http://clerk.house.gov .

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