List of Presidents of the United States by date of death

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The following is a list of Presidents of the United States by date of death, plus additional lists of presidential death related statistics. Forty-three persons have served as President of the United States since the office came into existence in 1789. Of these, thirty-eight have died.

George Washington was the first president to die, December 14, 1799.

United States Presidents by date, cause, and place of death[edit]

died in office = Died in office.
Note: Some times of death are approximate, and all are given in local times.
No. Name Date and time of death Age Cause of death Place of death OP
1 George Washington December 14, 1799; 10:00pm 67 pneumonia, epiglottitis, pharyngitis [1] Mount Vernon, Virginia 1
2 Thomas Jefferson July 4, 1826; 12:30pm[2] 83 diarrhea, toxemia from a kidney infection, uremia from kidney damage, and pneumonia[3] Charlottesville, Virginia 3
3 John Adams July 4, 1826; 6:20pm[2] 90 heart failure Quincy, Massachusetts 2
4 James Monroe July 4, 1831; 3:15pm 73 tuberculosis[citation needed] New York City 5
5 James Madison June 28, 1836; 6:00am 85 heart failure Orange, Virginia 4
6died in office William Henry Harrison April 4, 1841; 12:30am 68 enteric fever [4] Washington, D.C. 9
7 Andrew Jackson June 8, 1845; 6:00pm 78 tuberculosis Nashville, Tennessee 7
8 John Quincy Adams February 23, 1848; 7:20pm 80 stroke[5] Washington, D.C. 6
9 James K. Polk June 15, 1849; 3:15pm 53 cholera [6] Nashville, Tennessee 11
10died in office Zachary Taylor July 9, 1850; 10:35pm 65 gastroenteritis [7] Washington, D.C. 12
11 John Tyler January 18, 1862; 12:15am 71 stroke [8] Richmond, Virginia 10
12 Martin Van Buren July 24, 1862; 2:00am 79 asthma Kinderhook, New York 8
13died in office Abraham Lincoln April 15, 1865; 7:22am 56 gunshot wound (see Assassination of Abraham Lincoln) Washington, D.C. 16
14 James Buchanan June 1, 1868; 8:30am 77 respiratory failure, rheumatic gout Lancaster, Pennsylvania 15
15 Franklin Pierce October 8, 1869; 4:49am 64 inflammation of the stomach Concord, New Hampshire 14
16 Millard Fillmore March 8, 1874; 11:10pm 74 stroke [8] Buffalo, New York 13
17 Andrew Johnson July 31, 1875; 2:00am 66 stroke [8] Carter's Station, Tennessee 17
18died in office James A. Garfield September 19, 1881; 10:35pm 49 septic shock resulting from gunshot wound
(see Assassination of James A. Garfield)
Elberon, New Jersey 20
19 Ulysses S. Grant July 23, 1885; 8:06am 63 throat cancer [9] Wilton, New York 18
20 Chester A. Arthur November 18, 1886; 5:00am 57 stroke [8] New York City 21
21 Rutherford B. Hayes January 17, 1893; 11:00pm 70 heart disease Fremont, Ohio 19
22 Benjamin Harrison March 13, 1901; 4:45pm 67 pneumonia Indianapolis, Indiana 23
23died in office William McKinley September 14, 1901; 2:15am 58 gangrene within gunshot wound
(see Assassination of William McKinley)
Buffalo, New York 25
24 Grover Cleveland June 24, 1908; 8:40pm 71 coronary sclerosis; paralysis; or intestinal obstruction Princeton, New Jersey 22/24
25 Theodore Roosevelt January 6, 1919; 4:00am 60 assumed coronary embolism, inflammatory rheumatism Oyster Bay, New York 26
26died in office Warren G. Harding August 2, 1923; 7:30pm 57 likely congestive heart failure San Francisco, California 29
27 Woodrow Wilson February 3, 1924; 11:15am 67 apoplexy, paralysis Washington, D.C. 28
28 William Howard Taft March 8, 1930; 5:15pm 72 heart disease Washington, D.C. 27
29 Calvin Coolidge January 5, 1933; 12:45pm 60 heart attack Northampton, Massachusetts 30
30died in office Franklin D. Roosevelt April 12, 1945; 3:35pm 63 cerebral hemorrhage or stroke Warm Springs, Georgia 32
31died in office John F. Kennedy November 22, 1963; 1:00pm 46 gunshot wound (see Assassination of John F. Kennedy) Dallas, Texas 35
32 Herbert Hoover October 20, 1964; 11:35am 90 internal hemorrhage, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, strained vascular systems New York City 31
33 Dwight D. Eisenhower March 28, 1969; 12:25pm 78 coronary thrombosis, heart failure due to numerous heart attacks Washington, D.C. 34
34 Harry S. Truman December 26, 1972; 7:47am 88 minor lung congestion; organ failures; cardiovascular system collapse, hypotension Kansas City, Missouri 33
35 Lyndon B. Johnson January 22, 1973; 4:33pm 64 heart attack Johnson City, Texas 36
36 Richard Nixon April 22, 1994; 9:08pm 81 stroke, paralysis, swelling of the brain New York City 37
37 Ronald Reagan June 5, 2004; 1:09pm 93 Alzheimer's disease, pneumonia Los Angeles, California 40
38 Gerald Ford December 26, 2006; 6:45pm 93 arteriosclerotic cerebrovascular disease and diffuse arteriosclerosis Rancho Mirage, California 38

Living U.S. Presidents (in order of service) are: Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.

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

Calvin Coolidge died earliest in the Calendar year, January 5, 1933.
Gerald Ford died latest in the calendar year, December 26, 2006 at 6:45 PM.

Same year[edit]

Same day[edit]

Same date[edit]

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Died before predecessor(s)[edit]

3rd President Thomas Jefferson (died 12:45 PM on July 4, 1826)

Five hours and fifteen minutes before 2nd President John Adams (died 6:00 PM on 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, 17 days before 15th President James Buchanan (died June 1, 1868)
4 years, 146 days before 14th President Franklin Pierce (died October 8, 1869)
8 years, 297 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)
12 years, 113 days before 39th President Jimmy Carter (still alive)

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. University of Virginia. 
  2. ^ a b The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents.
  3. ^ "Jefferson's Cause of Death". Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jane McHugh, Philip A. Mackowiak (March 31, 2014). "What Really Killed William Henry Harrison?". The New York Times. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ Widmer, Edward L. (2008). Ark of the liberties: America and the world. New York: Hill and Wang. p. 120. ISBN 978-0-8090-2735-4. OCLC 191882004. Retrieved August 2, 2009. 
  6. ^ Dusinberre, William (2003). Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk]. ISBN 0-19-515735-4. 
  7. ^ "President Zachary Taylor and the Laboratory: Presidential Visit from the Grave". Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 
  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. ^ "Former President Ulysses S. Grant dies". History. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 

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