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It should be assumed that Tom Kirkman assumes the presidency in 2017. In a conversation between Kirkman and [[Kimble Hookstraten]] in [[The Confession]], Hookstraten says that the next presidential election is only three years away; this means that she is probably talking about the 2020 election and that Kirkman assumes the presidency a short time after Richmond is sworn in for a second term. President [[Tom Kirkman]] won [[2020 United States presidential|2020 Presidential Election]] as his first election to win as President who succeeded President Richmond after the attack that gave him chance to lead the country from that attack that killed everyone in Richmond's Cabinet.
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It should be assumed that Tom Kirkman assumes the presidency in 2017. In a conversation between Kirkman and [[Kimble Hookstraten]] in [[The Confession]], Hookstraten says that the next presidential election is only three years away; this means that she is probably talking about the 2020 election and that Kirkman assumes the presidency a short time after Richmond is sworn in for a second term. President [[Tom Kirkman]] won the [[2020 United States presidential election|2020 Presidential Election]] as his first election to win as President who succeeded President Richmond after the attack that gave him chance to lead the country from that attack that killed everyone in Richmond's Cabinet.
 
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Latest revision as of 21:10, March 25, 2020

The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and government of the United States of America. The president directs the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the military.

The incumbent president is Tom Kirkman, who is the 46th holder of that office. Kirkman is a registered independent.

Presidents on the show Edit

Cornelius Moss, a Republican from Texas, was the 44th president. Moss was president before the show started and decided not to seek a second term in 2012 because of his wife's death. During the series, Moss was Secretary of State, but he was fired in season two after it was discovered that he was leaking classified information to the press. As of Target, Moss is running for a second non-consecutive term.

Robert Richmond, a Democrat from Louisiana, was the 45th president. While giving the State of the Union address, Richmond, along with the rest of the federal government, was killed when the Capitol was bombed by Patrick Lloyd. Richmond was president only in the first few minutes of Pilot.

Tom Kirkman, an independent from New York, is the 46th and current president, as well as the main character of the show. In the first minutes of the pilot episode, Kirkman is HUD secretary under Robert Richmond and was the designated survivor on the night of the Capitol bombing, which is why he became president. Kirkman goes through a lot throughout the show, including hunting down the perpetrator of the Capitol bombing, an assassination attempt, the death of his wife Alex, international disputes, and being tried for his fitness for office and his potential involvement in a criminal conspiracy. As of Run, Kirkman is running for president as an independent.

In Warriors, Peter MacLeish was acting president while Kirkman was in surgery after he'd been shot by Nestor Lozano in an assassination attempt. It was later revealed that MacLeish had been working behind the assassination attempt so that he'd become president.

In Kirkman Agonistes, Ellenor Darby meets with the Cabinet in an attempt to remove Kirkman from the presidency by invoking Section 4 of the 25th Amendment after Kirkman's confidential therapy tapes are leaked to the public, leading many to believe that Kirkman is mentally unfit for office. This leads to a hearing in Capacity, after which the Cabinet decides that Kirkman is fit for office.

List of Presidents of the United States Edit

There have been fifteen presidents in Designated Survivor; of those, three are fictional and two have served throughout the course of the series.

# President Term Prior office Party Episodes Status
1 Washington George Washington 1789

to

1797

Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army Unaffiliated Warriors, and Misalliance Dead
(Real Life)
3 Jefferson Thomas Jefferson 1801

to

1809

Vice President of the United States Democratic-Republican The Oath Dead
(Real Life)
16 Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
(Died in office)(Assassinated)
1861

to

1865

U.S. Representative for Illinois' 7th district Republican
Dead
(Real Life)
26 TeddyRoosevelt Theodore Roosevelt 1901

to

1909

Vice President of the United States Republican The Traitor, and Party Lines Dead
(Real Life)
31 Hoover Herbert Hoover 1929

to

1933

United States Secretary of Commerce
(No prior elected office)
Republican Party Lines, and Misalliance Dead
(Real Life)
32 Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Died in office)
1933

to

1945

Governor of New York Democratic
Deceased
(Real Life)
33 HarryTruman Harry S. Truman 1945

to

1953

Vice President of the United States Democratic The Results Dead
(Real Life)
34 Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
1953

to

1961

Supreme Allied Commander Europe
(No prior elected office)
Republican
Dead
(Real Life)
35 Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
(Died in office)(Assassinated)
1961

to

1963

U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Democratic
Dead
(Real Life)
39 JimmyCarter Jimmy Carter 1977

to

1981

Governor of Georgia Democratic The Mission Alive
(Real Life)
40 Ronald reagan
Ronald Reagan
1981

to

1989

Governor of California Republican
Dead
(Real Life)
43 Georgewbush
George W. Bush
2001

to

2009

Governor of Texas Republican
Alive
(Real Life)
44 Corneliusmoss 2009

to

2013

Unknown Republican
Alive
45 Robertrichmond 2013

to

2017

Unknown Democratic
Dead
46 Tomkirkman-0 2017

to

present

United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(No prior elected office)
Unaffiliated

(independent)

Since Pilot
Alive

It should be assumed that Tom Kirkman assumes the presidency in 2017. In a conversation between Kirkman and Kimble Hookstraten in The Confession, Hookstraten says that the next presidential election is only three years away; this means that she is probably talking about the 2020 election and that Kirkman assumes the presidency a short time after Richmond is sworn in for a second term. President Tom Kirkman won the 2020 Presidential Election as his first election to win as President who succeeded President Richmond after the attack that gave him chance to lead the country from that attack that killed everyone in Richmond's Cabinet.

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