Presidents 1840 - 1960

Every President of the United States elected in the years 1840, 1860, 1880, 1900, 1920, 1940 and 1960 died in office.

William Henry Harrison, died of pneumonia on April 4, 1841

Abraham Lincoln, was assassinated on April 14, 1865 - he died the next day

James Garfield, was shot by an assassin on July 2, 1881 and died of complications from his injuries on September 19, 1881

William McKinley, was also shot by an assassin on September 6, 1901 and died eight days later

Warren G. Harding, died of a heart attack on August 2, 1923

Franklin D. Roosevelt, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945

John F. Kennedy, was assassinated on November 22, 1963

Zachary Taylor, died of a gastrointestinal illness on July 9, 1850, and was elected in 1848 is the only President to die in office not elected in those years.

Ronald Reagan, who was elected in 1980, broke the pattern.

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