Has there ever been a US president who was not on the ballots of every single state, for the election that they won?

I'm having a hard time finding historical ballot information to check myself, and no luck with internet searches for other peoples' work.

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    One example is Lincoln in 1860. Wikipedia article gives three other examples, but it doesn't cite a source, so I can't be sure that this list is complete. – default locale Mar 19 '19 at 3:31
  • @defaultlocale Oh sweet, thank you. I'll see if I can find sources to validate Truman, Cleveland, and Johnson. – Jason C Mar 19 '19 at 3:39
  • I take it this question is in reference to 2 US states passing laws that will keep presidential candidates (I.e. Trump) off the ballot unless he releases his tax returns. The argument is that this will ensure the candidate is not a criminal with the secret assumption that the citizens of that state cannot make up their own minds without the help of those who are smarter. – Frank Cedeno Mar 20 '19 at 15:59
  • @FrankCedeno It originated in that, yeah, but that sparked an interesting conversation about history (and a lot of fascinating research into state presidential ballot access laws), and then this question came out of that conversation. – Jason C Mar 20 '19 at 19:59

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