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Veto Rates Compared

President Total1
Washington 2
J. Adams 0
Jefferson 0
Madison 7
Monroe 1
J. Q. Adams 0
Jackson 12
Van Buren 1
W. H. Harrisoon 0
Tyler 10
Polk 3
Taylor 0
Fillmore 0
Pierce 9
Buchanan 7
Lincoln 7
A. Johnson 29
Grant 93
Hayes 13
Garfield 0
Arthur 12
Cleveland (1st) 414
B. Harrison 44
Cleveland (2nd) 170
McKinley 42
T. Roosevelt 82
Taft 39
Wilson 44
Harding 6
Coolidge 50
Hoover 37
F. D. Roosevelt 635
Truman 250
Eisenhower 181
Kennedy 21
L. B. Johnson 30
Nixon2 43
Ford 66
Carter 31
Reagan 78
G. H. W. Bush2 44
Clinton 37
G. W. Bush 10
1. Includes private bills drafted primarily for individual relief. Franklin D. Roosevelt vetoed 497 such bills; Grover Cleveland vetoed 482. Bill Clinton did not veto any.
2. One Nixon veto later invalidated; Bush vetoes do not include two pocket vetoes not recognized by Congress.
Source: Congressional Quarterly, vol. 59, no. 3, Jan. 20, 2001; http://clerk.house.gov.

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