|James K. Polk: Speaker of the House AND President of United States|
I am going to take a wild guess here and say that Paul Ryan would like to one day be President of the United States. If he does aspire to the highest office in the land he may want to think twice about running for Speaker of the House.
The presidential election of 1844 pitted two former Speakers: Polk and Clay.
Something for Paul Ryan to think about.