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List of Presidents of the United States by date of death

This is a complete list of Bill Clinton, in order from oldest to youngest), as well as the current President Barack Obama.

Contents

  • List 1
  • Facts 2
    • Died in office 2.1
    • Died on the same day in the same year 2.2
    • Died same year but not the same month 2.3
    • Died on the same day but not in the same year 2.4
    • Died on the same month 2.5
    • Died earliest and latest in the calendar year 2.6
    • Died one year, buried the next 2.7
    • Most and fewest deaths by month 2.8
    • Most former presidents to die during a single presidential administration 2.9
    • Presidential couples who died during a single administration or term 2.10
    • Vice Presidents and first ladies who died during these presidential administrations 2.11
    • Survived by a parent 2.12
    • Widowed 2.13
    • The Curse of Tippecanoe 2.14
    • Longevity 2.15
    • State funerals 2.16
    • Burial sites 2.17
    • Presidential re-interments 2.18
    • Died at the same age 2.19
    • Died before predecessor(s) 2.20
    • Former Presidents who died during their immediate successor's administration or term 2.21
    • Presidents who survived their vice-president 2.22
    • List of Presidents who died during a later administration 2.23
  • Notes and references 3
  • External links 4

List

  • OD = Order of Death
  • OO = Order of Office
  • OB = Order of Birth
  • a indicates the president died in office
  • b indicates the president was assassinated
OD OB Name Date of
death
OO Cause of death Age Place of death Date of Burial Place of Burial
1 1 Washington, GeorgeGeorge Washington Dec 14, 1799, 10:00pm 1 epiglottitis [1] 67 Mount Vernon, Virginia Dec. 18, 1799 Mount Vernon, Virginia
2 3 Jefferson, ThomasThomas Jefferson Jul 4, 1826, 12:30pm[2] 3 diarrhea, toxemia from a kidney infection, uremia from kidney damage, and pneumonia [3] 83 Charlottesville, Virginia Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
3 2 Adams, JohnJohn Adams Jul 4, 1826, 6:20pm[2] 2 heart failure 90 Quincy, Massachusetts United First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts
4 5 Monroe, JamesJames Monroe Jul 4, 1831, 3:15pm 5 tuberculosis 73 New York City
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia[4]
5 4 Madison, JamesJames Madison Jun 28, 1836, 6:00am 4 heart failure 85 Montpelier Estate, Orange, Virginia
June 29, 1836 Montpelier Estate, Orange, Virginia
6 8 Harrison, WilliamWilliam Henry Harrison Apr 4, 1841, 12:30ama 9 enteric fever [5] 68 Washington, D.C.
April 8, (Re-interred June 1841) William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial, North Bend, Ohio
7 6 Jackson, AndrewAndrew Jackson Jun 8, 1845, 6:00pm 7 tuberculosis 78 The Hermitage
Nashville, Tennessee
The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee
8 7 Adams, John QJohn Quincy Adams Feb 23, 1848, 7:20pm 6 stroke [6] 80 Washington, D.C.
United First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts
9 13 Polk, JamesJames Knox Polk Jun 15, 1849, 3:15pm 11 cholera [7] 53 Nashville, Tennessee
Tennessee State Capitol, Nashville, Tennessee
10 10 Taylor, ZacharyZachary Taylor Jul 9, 1850, 10:35pma 12 gastroenteritis [8] 65 Washington, D.C.
July 13, 1850 (Re-interred October 1850; Exhumed and re-interred in 1991) Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky
11 11 Tyler, JohnJohn Tyler Jan 18, 1862, 12:15am 10 stroke [9] 71 Richmond, Virginia
Jan. 20, 1862 Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
12 9 Van Buren, MartinMartin Van Buren Jul 24, 1862, 2:00am 8 asthma 79 Kinderhook, New York
July 27, 1862 Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, New York
13 17 Lincoln, AbrahamAbraham Lincoln Apr 15, 1865, 7:22amb 16 assassinated by gunshot to the back of the head
(see Assassination of Abraham Lincoln)
56 Washington, D.C. May 4, 1865 Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois
14 12 Buchanan, JamesJames Buchanan Jun 1, 1868, 8:30am 15 respiratory failure, rheumatic gout 77 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
June 4, 1868 Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
15 15 Pierce, FranklinFranklin Pierce Oct 8, 1869, 4:49am 14 inflammation of the stomach 64 Concord, New Hampshire
Oct. 11, 1869 Old North Cemetery, Concord, New Hampshire
16 14 Fillmore, MillardMillard Fillmore Mar 8, 1874, 11:10pm 13 stroke [9] 74 Buffalo, New York
Mar. 12, 1874 Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York
17 16 Johnson, AndrewAndrew Johnson Jul 31, 1875, 2:00am 17 stroke [9] 66 Carter's Station, near Elizabethton, Tennessee
Aug. 3, 1875 Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Tennessee.
18 21 Garfield, JamesJames A. Garfield Sep 19, 1881, 10:35pmb 20 septic shock following gunshot
(see Assassination of James A. Garfield)
49 Elberon, New Jersey
Sept. 26, 1881 Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio
19 19 Grant, UlyssesUlysses S. Grant Jul 23, 1885, 8:06am 18 throat cancer [10] 63 Wilton, New York
Aug. 8, 1885 Grant's Tomb, New York, New York
20 20 Arthur, ChesterChester A. Arthur Nov 18, 1886, 5:00am 21 stroke [9] 57 New York City
Nov. 22, 1886 Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York
21 19 Hayes, RutherfordRutherford B. Hayes Jan 17, 1893, 11:00pm 19 heart disease 70 Fremont, Ohio
Jan. 20, 1893 (Re-interred Apr. 3, 1915) Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio
22 22 Harrison, BenjaminBenjamin Harrison Mar 13, 1901, 4:45pm 23 pneumonia 67 Indianapolis, Indiana
Mar. 17, 1901 Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana
23 24 McKinley, WilliamWilliam McKinley Sep 14, 1901, 2:15amb 25 gangrene within gunshot wounds
(see Assassination of William McKinley)
58 Buffalo, New York
McKinley National Memorial, Canton, Ohio
24 23 Cleveland, GroverGrover Cleveland Jun 24, 1908, 8:40pm 22
24
coronary sclerosis; paralysis; or intestinal obstruction[11] 71 Princeton, New Jersey
June 26, 1908 Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, New Jersey
25 27 Roosevelt, TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt Jan 6, 1919, 4:00am 26 assumed coronary embolism,
inflammatory rheumatism
60 Oyster Bay, New York Jan. 8, 1919 Young's Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, New York
26 28 Harding, WarrenWarren G. Harding Aug 2, 1923, 7:30pma 29 likely congestive heart failure 57 San Francisco, California
August 2, 1923 Marion Cemetery, Marion, Ohio
27 25 Wilson, WoodrowWoodrow Wilson Feb 3, 1924, 11:15am 28 apoplexy, paralysis 67 Washington, D.C.
Feb. 8, 1924 Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
28 26 Taft, WilliamWilliam Howard Taft Mar 8, 1930, 5:15pm 27 heart disease 72 Washington, D.C.
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
29 29 Coolidge, CalvinCalvin Coolidge Jan 5, 1933, 12:45pm 30 heart attack 60 Northampton, Massachusetts
Notch Cemetery, Plymouth Notch, Vermont
30 31 Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin D. Roosevelt Apr 12, 1945, 3:35pma 32 cerebral hemorrhage or stroke 63 Warm Springs, Georgia Apr. 15, 1945 Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Hyde Park, New York.
31 38 Kennedy, JohnJohn F. Kennedy Nov 22, 1963, 1:00pmb 35 assassinated by gunshot to head
(see Assassination of John F. Kennedy)
46 Dallas, Texas Nov. 25, 1963 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
32 30 Hoover, HerbertHerbert Hoover Oct 20, 1964, 11:35am 31 internal hemorrhage, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, strained vascular systems 90 New York City Oct. 25, 1964 Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
West Branch, Iowa
33 33 Eisenhower, DwightDwight D. Eisenhower Mar 28, 1969, 12:25pm 34 coronary thrombosis, heart failure due to numerous heart attacks 78 Washington, D.C. Apr. 2, 1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, Abilene, Kansas
34 32 Truman, HarryHarry S. Truman Dec 26, 1972, 7:47AM 33 minor cardiovascular system collapse, hypotension 88 Kansas City, Missouri Dec. 28, 1972 Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, Independence, Missouri
35 34 Johnson, LyndonLyndon B. Johnson Jan 22, 1973, 4:33PM 36 heart attack 64 Johnson City, Texas Jan 25, 1973 Lyndon B. Johnson Nat'l Historical Park
Johnson City, Texas
36 36 Nixon, RichardRichard M. Nixon Apr 22, 1994, 9:08PM 37 stroke, paralysis, swelling of the brain
(see Death and funeral of Richard Nixon)
81 New York City Apr 27, 1994 Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Yorba Linda, California
37 35 Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan Jun 5, 2004, 1:09PM 40 Alzheimer's disease, pneumonia
(see Death and state funeral of Ronald Reagan)
93 Los Angeles, California
Jun 11, 2004 Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California
38 37 Ford, GeraldGerald R. Ford Dec 26, 2006, 6:45PM 38 arteriosclerotic cerebrovascular disease and diffuse arteriosclerosis
(see Death and state funeral of Gerald Ford)
93 Rancho Mirage, California
Jan 3, 2007 Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Barack Obama are all alive.

Between the deaths of Gerald Ford in 2006, a president has died in every decade except for the 1800s, 1810s, 1950s and 1980s.

Facts

Died in office

  1. William Henry Harrison (1841, pneumonia and pleurisy from undisclosed illness)
  2. Zachary Taylor (1850, gastroenteritis)
  3. Abraham Lincoln (1865, assassinated)
  4. James Garfield (1881, assassinated)
  5. William McKinley (1901, assassinated)
  6. Warren G. Harding (1923, suspected heart attack)
  7. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1945, cerebral hemorrhage)
  8. John F. Kennedy (1963, assassinated)

Note: Of the presidents listed above, Zachary Taylor, Abraham Lincoln and William McKinley are the only ones to have a former president die during their administrations and prior to their subsequent deaths; James Polk died on Zachary Taylor's 103rd day in office, John Tyler and Martin Van Buren died during Abraham Lincoln's administration and Benjamin Harrison died 187 days before the assassination of William McKinley. William Henry Harrison, James Garfield and Warren G. Harding did not have a former president, vice president or First Lady die during their administrations. All these good rest vote

The Roosevelts are the only ones with only one living predecessor at the time of their deaths (Grover Cleveland and Herbert Hoover respectively).

Of the four presidents who were assassinated, John F. Kennedy is the only one to die on the same day he was attacked.

Died on the same day in the same year

Died same year but not the same month

Died on the same day but not in the same year

  • Millard Fillmore in 1874 and William Howard Taft in 1930 both died on March 8

Died on the same month

  • Four presidents each died on the fourth or eighth day of a month.

Died earliest and latest in the calendar year

George Washington, the first President to die (December 14, 1799)
Gerald Ford, the President who died latest in a calendar year (December 26, 2006, at 6:45 PM)
  • Calvin Coolidge died on January 5, 1933, the earliest in the calendar year a president has died.
  • Gerald Ford died on December 26, 2006 at 6:45 PM, the latest in the calendar year a president has died. Harry Truman also died on December 26 (exactly 34 years earlier, in 1972); he died earlier in the day, at 7:47AM.

Died one year, buried the next

  • Gerald Ford is the only president to die in one year (December 26, 2006) and be buried in the next (January 3, 2007).[12]

Most and fewest deaths by month

Most former presidents to die during a single presidential administration

Presidential couples who died during a single administration or term

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