CABI­NET NOM­I­NEES RE­JECTED BY SE­NATE

Only twice in the past 90 years has the Se­nate for­mally re­jected a pres­i­dent’s choice for a Cabi­net-level post, though sev­eral nom­i­na­tions have been with­drawn.

The Washington Times Daily - - FROM PAGE ONE - Source: U.S. Se­nate

Roger B. Taney

An­drew Jackson’s nom­i­nee for Trea­sury sec­re­tary

Re­jected June 24, 1834 Vote: 18-28

Caleb Cush­ing

John Tyler’s nom­i­nee for Trea­sury sec­re­tary

Re­jected March 3, 1843 Vote: 19-27

David Hen­shaw

John Tyler’s nom­i­nee for Navy sec­re­tary

Re­jected Jan. 15, 1844 Vote: 8-34

James M. Porter

John Tyler’s nom­i­nee for sec­re­tary of war sec­re­tary

Re­jected: Jan. 30, 1844 Vote: 3-38

James S. Green

John Tyler’s nom­i­nee for Trea­sury sec­re­tary

Re­jected June 15, 1844 No recorded vote

Henry Stan­bery

An­drew John­son’s nom­i­nee for at­tor­ney gen­eral

Re­jected June 2, 1868 Vote: 11-29

Charles B. War­ren

Calvin Coolidge’s nom­i­nee for at­tor­ney gen­eral

Re­jected March 10, 1925 Vote: 39-41

Lewis L. Strauss

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s nom­i­nee for com­merce sec­re­tary

Re­jected June 18, 1959 Vote: 46-49

John G. Tower

George H.W. Bush’s nom­i­nee for de­fense sec­re­tary

Re­jected March 9, 1989 Vote: 47-53

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