List of Presidents of the United States by date of death

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Map denoting where each of the 38 deceased presidents of the United States died

The following is a list of Presidents of the United States by date of death, plus additional lists of presidential death related statistics. Of the 44 persons who have served as President of the United States since the office came into existence in 1789, 38 have died[a] – eight died while in office.

The oldest president at the time of death was Gerald Ford, who died at the age of 93 years, 165 days; two living former presidents—George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter—have subsequently surpassed Ford's lifespan. John F. Kennedy, assassinated at the age of 46 years, 177 days, was the nation's shortest-lived president; the youngest to have died by natural causes was James K. Polk, who died of cholera at the age of 53 years, 225 days.

Presidents in order of death[edit]

Order President Date[b] Age Cause Place In office
1 George Washington December 14, 1799 67 acute epiglottitis[1] Mount Vernon, Virginia (1st) April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797
2 Thomas Jefferson July 4, 1826 83 toxemia from a kidney infection,
uremia from kidney damage, and pneumonia[2]
Charlottesville, Virginia (3rd) March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809
3 John Adams July 4, 1826 90 heart failure Quincy, Massachusetts (2nd) March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801
4 James Monroe July 4, 1831 73 tuberculosis New York City, New York (5th) March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1825
5 James Madison June 28, 1836 85 heart failure Orange, Virginia (4th) March 4, 1809 – March 4, 1817
6 William Henry Harrison[c] April 4, 1841 68 enteric fever[3] Washington, D.C. (9th) March 4, 1841 – April 4, 1841
7 Andrew Jackson June 8, 1845 78 chronic dropsy, and heart failure[4] Nashville, Tennessee (7th) March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837
8 John Quincy Adams February 23, 1848 80 stroke[5] Washington, D.C. (6th) March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829
9 James K. Polk June 15, 1849 53 cholera [6] Nashville, Tennessee (11th) March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
10 Zachary Taylor[c] July 9, 1850 65 gastroenteritis[7] Washington, D.C. (12th) March 4, 1849 – July 9, 1850
11 John Tyler January 18, 1862 71 stroke [8] Richmond, Virginia (10th) April 4, 1841 – March 4, 1845
12 Martin Van Buren July 24, 1862 79 asthma Kinderhook, New York (8th) March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1841
13 Abraham Lincoln[c] April 15, 1865 56 gunshot wound[9][d] Washington, D.C. (16th) March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
14 James Buchanan June 1, 1868 77 respiratory failure, rheumatic gout Lancaster, Pennsylvania (15th) March 4, 1857 – March 4, 1861
15 Franklin Pierce October 8, 1869 64 inflammation of the stomach Concord, New Hampshire (14th) March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1857
16 Millard Fillmore March 8, 1874 74 stroke[8] Buffalo, New York (13th) July 9, 1850 – March 4, 1853
17 Andrew Johnson July 31, 1875 66 stroke[8] Carter's Station, Tennessee (17th) April 15, 1865 – March 4, 1869
18 James A. Garfield[c] September 19, 1881 49 septic shock resulting from gunshot wound[e] Elberon, New Jersey (20th) March 4, 1881 – September 19, 1881
19 Ulysses S. Grant July 23, 1885 63 throat cancer[10] Wilton, New York (18th) March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1877
20 Chester A. Arthur November 18, 1886 57 stroke[8] New York City, New York (21st) September 19, 1881 – March 4, 1885
21 Rutherford B. Hayes January 17, 1893 70 heart disease Fremont, Ohio (19th) March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881
22 Benjamin Harrison March 13, 1901 67 pneumonia Indianapolis, Indiana (23rd) March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893
23 William McKinley[c] September 14, 1901 58 gangrene within gunshot wound[f] Buffalo, New York (25th) March 4, 1897 – September 14, 1901
24 Grover Cleveland June 24, 1908 71 coronary sclerosis; paralysis; or
intestinal obstruction
Princeton, New Jersey (22nd) March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1889
(24th) March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1897
25 Theodore Roosevelt January 6, 1919 60 coronary occlusion by a blood clot (assumed)[11] Oyster Bay, New York (26th) September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909
26 Warren G. Harding[c] August 2, 1923 57 congestive heart failure (likely) San Francisco, California (29th) March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923
27 Woodrow Wilson February 3, 1924 67 apoplexy, paralysis Washington, D.C. (28th) March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1921
28 William Howard Taft March 8, 1930 72 heart disease Washington, D.C. (27th) March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913
29 Calvin Coolidge January 5, 1933 60 heart attack Northampton, Massachusetts (30th) August 2, 1923 – March 4, 1929
30 Franklin D. Roosevelt[c] April 12, 1945 63 cerebral hemorrhage or stroke Warm Springs, Georgia (32nd) March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945
31 John F. Kennedy[c] November 22, 1963 46 gunshot wound[g] Dallas, Texas (35th) January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
32 Herbert Hoover October 20, 1964 90 internal hemorrhage,
upper gastrointestinal bleeding,
strained vascular systems
New York City, New York (31st) March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933
33 Dwight D. Eisenhower March 28, 1969 78 coronary thrombosis, heart failure Washington, D.C. (34th) January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
34 Harry S. Truman December 26, 1972 88 minor lung congestion; organ failures;
cardiovascular system collapse, hypotension
Kansas City, Missouri (33rd) April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953
35 Lyndon B. Johnson January 22, 1973 64 heart attack Johnson City, Texas (36th) November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969
36 Richard Nixon April 22, 1994 81 stroke, paralysis, swelling of the brain New York City, New York (37th) January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974[h]
37 Ronald Reagan June 5, 2004 93 Alzheimer's disease, pneumonia Los Angeles, California (40th) January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
38 Gerald Ford December 26, 2006 93 arteriosclerotic cerebrovascular disease
and diffuse arteriosclerosis
Rancho Mirage, California (38th) August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Living presidents (in order of age) are: George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.
  2. ^ Dates of death sort by month and day
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Died in office
  4. ^ For further information, see Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
  5. ^ For further information, see Assassination of James A. Garfield
  6. ^ For further information, see Assassination of William McKinley
  7. ^ For further information, see Assassination of John F. Kennedy
  8. ^ Resigned from office

Died same day, date, year, age.[edit]

Calvin Coolidge died earliest in the Calendar year, January 5, 1933.

Same day[edit]

Same date[edit]

Same year[edit]

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Harry S. Truman (left) and Gerald Ford (right) died latest in the calendar year, December 26

Same age[edit]

Died before predecessor(s)[edit]

3rd President Thomas Jefferson (July 4, 1826)

Approximately five hours before 2nd President John Adams (also July 4, 1826)

5th President James Monroe (died July 4, 1831)

4 years, 360 days before 4th President James Madison (died June 28, 1836)

7th President Andrew Jackson (died June 8, 1845)

2 years, 260 days before 6th President John Quincy Adams (died February 23, 1848)

9th President William Henry Harrison (died April 4, 1841)

4 years, 65 days before 7th President Andrew Jackson (died June 8, 1845)
6 years, 325 days before 6th President John Quincy Adams (died February 23, 1848)
21 years, 111 days before 8th President Martin Van Buren (died July 24, 1862)

10th President John Tyler (died January 18, 1862)

187 days before 8th President Martin Van Buren (died July 24, 1862)

11th President James K. Polk (died June 15, 1849)

12 years, 217 days before 10th President John Tyler (died January 18, 1862)
13 years, 39 days before 8th President Martin Van Buren (died July 24, 1862)

12th President Zachary Taylor (died July 9, 1850)

11 years, 193 days before 10th President John Tyler (died January 18, 1862)
12 years, 15 days before 8th President Martin Van Buren (died July 24, 1862)

14th President Franklin Pierce (died October 8, 1869)

4 years, 151 days before 13th President Millard Fillmore (died March 8, 1874)

15th President James Buchanan (died June 1, 1868)

1 year, 129 days before 14th President Franklin Pierce (died October 8, 1869)
5 years, 280 days before 13th President Millard Fillmore (died March 8, 1874)

16th President Abraham Lincoln (died April 15, 1865)

3 years, 47 days before 15th President James Buchanan (died June 1, 1868)
4 years, 176 days before 14th President Franklin Pierce (died October 8, 1869)
8 years, 327 days before 13th President Millard Fillmore (died March 8, 1874)

20th President James A. Garfield (died September 19, 1881)

3 years, 307 days before 18th President Ulysses S. Grant (died July 23, 1885)
11 years, 120 days before 19th President Rutherford B. Hayes (died January 17, 1893)

21st President Chester A. Arthur (died November 19, 1886)

6 years, 59 days before 19th President Rutherford B. Hayes (died January 17, 1893)

25th President William McKinley (died September 14, 1901)

6 years, 284 days before 22nd & 24th President Grover Cleveland (died June 24, 1908)

28th President Woodrow Wilson (died February 3, 1924)

6 years, 33 days before 27th President William Howard Taft (died March 8, 1930)

29th President Warren Harding (died August 2, 1923)

185 days before 28th President Woodrow Wilson (died February 3, 1924)
6 years, 218 days before 27th President William Howard Taft (died March 8, 1930)

32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt (died April 12, 1945)

19 years, 191 days before 31st President Herbert Hoover (died October 20, 1964)

34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower (died March 28, 1969)

3 years, 273 days before 33rd President Harry S. Truman (died December 26, 1972)

35th President John F. Kennedy (died November 22, 1963)

333 days before 31st President Herbert Hoover (died October 20, 1964)
5 years, 126 days before 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower (died March 28, 1969)
9 years, 34 days before 33rd President Harry S. Truman (died December 26, 1972)

40th President Ronald Reagan (died June 5, 2004)

2 years, 204 days before 38th President Gerald Ford (died December 26, 2006)
(Also died before 39th President Jimmy Carter, who is still living)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wallenborn, White McKenzie, M.D. (November 5, 1997). "George Washington's Terminal Illness: A Modern Medical Analysis of the Last Illness and Death of George Washington". The Papers of George Washington. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia. 
  2. ^ Martin, Russell L. (May 18, 1990). "Jefferson's Cause of Death". Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia. Charlottesville, Virginia: Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ Jane McHugh; Philip A. Mackowiak (March 31, 2014). "What Really Killed William Henry Harrison?". The New York Times. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ Marx, Rudolph. "The Health Of The President: Andrew Jackson". healthguidance.org. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Death of Representative John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts". Washington, D.C.: U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  6. ^ Dusinberre, William (2003). Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. p. 3. ISBN 0-19-515735-4. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  7. ^ Marriott, Michel (June 27, 2011). "Verdict In: 12th President Was Not Assassinated". The New York Times. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d Jones, Jeffrey M.; Jones, Joni L. "Presidential Stroke: United States Presidents and Cerebrovascular Disease (John Tyler)". Journal CMEs. CNS Spectrums (The International Journal of Neuropsychiatric Medicine). Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ Morison, Samuel Eliot (1965). The Oxford History of the American People. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 703–704. LCCN 65-12468. 
  10. ^ "Former President Ulysses S. Grant dies". History. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ Marx, Rudolph. "The Health Of The President: Theodore Roosevelt". healthguidance.org. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents.
  13. ^ Preston, Daniel. "James Monroe: Life After the Presidency". Charlottesville, Virginia: Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 

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