The oldest president at the end of his tenure was Ronald Reagan at 77; this distinction will eventually devolve upon Joe Biden, who was older when he took office than Reagan was when he left office. The president born after the greatest number of his successors is John F. Kennedy.
U.S. presidents by height order
Abraham Lincoln at 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) surmounts Lyndon B. Johnson as the tallest president. James Madison, the shortest president, was 5 ft 4 in (163 cm).
April 27, 1994
But was it just a coincidence? It is a fact of American history that three Founding Father Presidents—John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe—died on July 4, the Independence Day anniversary.
|William Howard Taft|
|Born||September 15, 1857 Cincinnati, Ohio,|
|Died||March 8, 1930 (aged 72) Washington, D.C.|
|Spouse(s)||Helen Herron Taft|
|William Henry Harrison|
|Died||April 4, 1841 (aged 68) Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Resting place||Harrison Tomb State Memorial|
|Political party||Democratic-Republican (before 1828) Whig (1836–1841)|
More presidents died in July than in any other month – seven. No presidents have died in May. None of the four presidents who died in April finished their presidential terms – three by death, one by resignation.
Only two presidents have died during the month of February: John Quincy Adams (February 23, 1848) and Woodrow Wilson (February 3, 1924).
Has there ever been an unmarried U.S. president elected to office? Several, but only one, James Buchanan (1791-1868), remained a lifelong bachelor. John Tyler (1790-1862) was the first to marry while in office, and Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) was the first and only one to marry in the White House itself.
I kid you not, it’s true! Thomas Jefferson– our country’s third President, an American Founding Father, the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence– yes, my friends, he absolutely and unequivocally died broke.
The Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012, reverses a previous law that limited Secret Service protection for former presidents and their families to 10 years if they served after 1997. Former President George W. Bush and future former presidents will receive Secret Service protection for the rest of their lives.
All living former presidents and their spouses after Dwight D. Eisenhower are now entitled to receive lifetime Secret Service protection. Their children are entitled to protection “until they become 16 years of age”.
Perhaps the most coincidental events in U.S. history are the deaths of Thomas Jefferson (3rd president) and John Adams (2nd). They died on the same day, in the same year, and on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence—July 4, 1826.
In 1960, the first presidential election after the admission of Alaska and Hawaii, Richard Nixon pledged to visit all 50 states following his nomination at the Republican National Convention.
Zachary Taylor: Death of the President. Zachary Taylor’s sudden death shocked the nation. After attending Fourth of July orations for most of the day, Taylor walked along the Potomac River before returning to the White House. Hot and tired, he drank iced water and consumed large quantities of cherries and other fruits.
|President||William H. Taft|
|Weight (lbs)||340 lbs|
|Weight (kg)||154.2 kg|
John Tyler is the president who fathered the most children, having fifteen children over two marriages (and allegedly fathering more with slaves), while his successor, James K. Polk, remains the only U.S. president never to have fathered or adopted any known children.
Throughout history, there have been over a dozen attempts at assassinating the Presidents of the United States. Of those attempts, only four were successful: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy.
Although Harrison and Taylor are the only two presidents to die at the White House, Presidents Warren G. Harding (cardiovascular event/heart attack) and Franklin Delano Roosevelt (cerebral hemorrhage) also died in office.
John Calvin Coolidge
John Calvin Coolidge—he would later drop the John completely—was born on July 4, 1872. Coolidge was a conservative’s conservative. He believed in small government and a good nap in the afternoon.
|18.||Ulysses S. Grant||4/27/1822|
|No.||President||Years of Service|
|1.||George Washington||Apr. 30, 1789–Mar. 3, 1797|
|2.||John Adams||Mar. 4, 1797–Mar. 3, 1801|
|3.||Thomas Jefferson||Mar. 4, 1801–Mar. 3, 1805|
|Thomas Jefferson||Mar. 4, 1805–Mar. 3, 1809|
|Nominee||George W. Bush||Al Gore|
|Running mate||Dick Cheney||Joe Lieberman|
|Official portrait, 2012|
|44th President of the United States|
|In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017|
|Vice President||Joe Biden|
Bush lost the 1992 presidential election to Democrat Bill Clinton following an economic recession, his turnaround on his tax promise, and the decreased emphasis of foreign policy in a post–Cold War political climate.
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