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TO REPRESENT UNITED
STATES AT OLYMPIAD
Mike Ryan, winner of theVBos
ton marathon this year,' is a vet
eran long distance runner. He is
a member of the IrishT-Ame'rican
Athletic club, of New York, and
when he broke the tape in Bos
ton established a new record of
2:21:18 l-5 for the course, de
spite the mud and water that
made the course five minutes
slow in the opinion of experienc
Ryan is the choice of the big
field of marathon runners who
will represent this country in an
effort to duplicate Johnny Hayes'
victory in 1908. - - - -
T. R. WAS NOT FIRST V. P.
ELECTED PRESIDENT. -If
Theodore Roosevelt gains
the Republican nomination and is
elected in November he won't be
the first man to go from the -vice-presidency
to two "elective'
terms as president.
The theory that the vice-presi
dency is a stepping-stone to obliv
ion didn't always prevail in the
United States. Once upon a time
the vice-presidency was a regular
John Adams was yipe president
1788-92 and 1792-96. Then he was
elected president, 1796-1800.
Thomas Jefferson was vice
president, 1796-1800, and was
elected president in 1800 and in
The only other vice president
besides Roosevelt who was
elected president, was Martin
Van Buren. He was vice presi
dent, 1832-36, with Jackson, and
was elected president in 1836.
Four other vice presidents,
making eight in all with Roose
velt, became president. They
John Tyler, elected vice presi
dent 1840; president, 1841-44,
succeeding William Henry Har
rison, who died in office.
Millard Filmore, elected vice
president, 1848; president 1850
52, succeeding Zachary Taylor,
who died in office.
Andrew Johnson, elected vice
president 1864; president, 1865
68, succeeding Abraham Lincoln,
who was assassinated.
Chester A. Arthur, elected vice
president 188Q;president, 1881-;