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Wendell Willkie ran as the Republican candidate in the 1940 United States Presidential election against two term incumbent, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Willkie was a lawyer from New York, who campaigned on issues such as international relations, which addressed the United States role in World War II. He lost the election to Roosevelt, who had won 85% of the electoral college. As a result, Roosevelt would go on to become the first president to be in office three terms, before the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1951, would limit a president's time in office to two terms.