Since the independence of United States as
a sovereign state, eight presidents have died in office. Of those eight, four were assassinated and
four died of natural causes. In all eight cases, the Vice President of
the United States took over the office of presidency as part of the United States presidential
line of succession. On March 26, 1841, William Henry Harrison
became ill with a cold. According to the prevailing medical misconception
of that time, it was believed that his illness was directly caused by the bad weather at
his inauguration; however, Harrison’s illness did not arise until more than three weeks
after the event. The cold worsened, rapidly turning to pneumonia
and pleurisy. Harrison’s doctors tried cures, applying opium,
castor oil, leeches, and Virginia snakeroot. But the treatments only made Harrison worse,
and he became delirious. He died nine days after becoming ill, at 12:30
am on April 4, 1841, of right lower lobe pneumonia, jaundice, and overwhelming septicemia. He was the first United States president to
die in office. Harrison served the shortest term of any American
president: March 4 – April 4, 1841, 30 days, 12 hours, and 30 minutes. The cause of Zachary Taylor’s death has not
been fully established. On July 4, 1850, Taylor was known to have
consumed copious amounts of ice water, cold milk, green apples, and cherries after attending
holiday celebrations and the laying of the cornerstone of the Washington Monument. That same evening, he became severely ill
with an unknown digestive ailment. Doctors used popular treatments of the time. Taylor died in the White House at 10:35 p.m.
on July 9, five days after becoming ill. Contemporary reports listed the cause of death
as “bilious diarrhea, or a bilious cholera”. Almost immediately after his death, rumors
began to circulate that Taylor was poisoned by pro-slavery Southerners, and similar theories
persisted into the twentieth century. The remains were exhumed and transported to
the Office of the Kentucky Chief Medical Examiner on June 17, 1991. Neutron activation analysis conducted at Oak
Ridge National Laboratory revealed no evidence of poisoning, as arsenic levels were too low. The analysis concluded Taylor had contracted
“cholera morbus, or acute gastroenteritis”, as Washington had open sewers, and his food
or drink may have been contaminated. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln took
place on Good Friday, on April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after
the commanding General of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, surrendered to General
Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to
be assassinated, though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson 30 years before
in 1835. The assassination of Lincoln was planned and
carried out by the well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer,
vehement in his denunciation of Lincoln, and a strong opponent of the abolition of slavery
in the United States. Lincoln was shot once in the back of his head
while watching the play Our American Cousin with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln at Ford’s
Theatre in Washington, D.C. at around 10:15 pm on the night of April 14, 1865. An army surgeon who happened to be at Ford’s,
Doctor Charles Leale, assessed Lincoln’s wound as mortal. The President was then carried across the
street from the theater to the Petersen Boarding House, where he died the next morning at 7:22
am on April 15, 1865 without regaining consciousness. The assassination of James A. Garfield took
place in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau at
9:30 am, less than four months into Garfield’s term as the 20th President of the United States. Garfield was scheduled to leave Washington
on July 2, 1881 for his summer vacation. On that day, Guiteau lay in wait for the President
at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station, on the southwest corner of present-day Sixth
Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. As President Garfield entered the waiting
room of the station Guiteau stepped forward and pulled the trigger from behind at point-blank
range. Guiteau fired again and Garfield collapsed. One bullet grazed Garfield’s shoulder; the
other hit him in the back, passing the first lumbar vertebra but missing the spinal cord
before coming to rest behind his pancreas. Garfield, conscious but in shock, was carried
to an upstairs floor of the train station. One bullet remained lodged in his body, but
doctors could not find it. Garfield was carried back to the White House. Although doctors told him that he would not
survive the night, the President remained conscious and alert. The next morning his vital signs were good
and doctors began to hope for recovery. His condition fluctuated. Fevers came and went. Garfield struggled to keep down solid food
and spent most of the summer eating little, and that only liquids. However, after struggling eleven weeks Garfield
died on September 19, 1881. William McKinley was assassinated on September
6, 1901, inside the Temple of Music on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition in
Buffalo, New York. McKinley was shaking hands with the public
when he was shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist. The President died eight days later on September
14 from gangrene caused by the bullet wounds. McKinley had been elected for a second term
in 1900. He enjoyed meeting the public, and was reluctant
to accept the security available to his office. The Secretary to the President, George B.
Cortelyou, feared an assassination attempt would take place during a visit to the Temple
of Music, and twice took it off the schedule. McKinley restored it each time. Czolgosz shot McKinley twice as the President
reached to shake his hand in the reception line at the temple. One bullet grazed McKinley; the other entered
his abdomen and was never found. McKinley initially appeared to be recovering,
but took a turn for the worse on September 13 as his wounds became gangrenous, and died
early the next morning; Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him. After McKinley’s murder, the United States
Congress passed legislation to officially charge the Secret Service with the responsibility
for protecting the president. Warren G. Harding died from a sudden heart
attack in his hotel suite while visiting San Francisco at around 7:35 p.m. on August 2,
1923. His death quickly led to theories that he
had been poisoned or committed suicide. Rumors of poisoning were fueled, in part,
by a book called The Strange Death of President Harding, in which the author suggested that
Mrs. Harding had poisoned her husband after learning of his infidelity. Mrs. Harding’s refusal to allow an autopsy
on President Harding only added to the speculation. According to the physicians attending Harding,
however, the symptoms in the days prior to his death all pointed to congestive heart
failure. On March 29, 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt went
to the Little White House at Warm Springs, Georgia, to rest before his anticipated appearance
at the founding conference of the United Nations. On the afternoon of April 12, Roosevelt said,
“I have a terrific pain in the back of my head.” He then slumped forward in his chair, unconscious,
and was carried into his bedroom. The president’s attending cardiologist, Dr.
Howard Bruenn, diagnosed a massive cerebral hemorrhage (stroke). At 3:35 pm that day, Roosevelt died without
regaining consciousness. Roosevelt’s death was met with shock and grief
across the U.S. and around the world. His declining health had not been known to
the general public. Roosevelt had been president for more than
12 years, longer than any other person, and had led the country through some of its greatest
crises to the impending defeat of Nazi Germany and within sight of the defeat of Japan as
well. Less than a month after his death, on May
8, the war in Europe ended. President Harry S. Truman, who turned 61 that
day, dedicated Victory in Europe Day and its celebrations to Roosevelt’s memory, and kept
the flags across the U.S. at half-staff for the remainder of the 30-day mourning period. After Roosevelt’s death, an editorial by The
New York Times declared, “Men will thank God on their knees a hundred years from now that
Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the White House”. John F. Kennedy was assassinated at 12:30
p.m. Central Standard Time (18:30 UTC) on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza,
Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was fatally shot while traveling with
his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and the latter’s wife Nellie, in a Presidential
motorcade. The ten-month investigation by the Warren
Commission of 1963–1964 concluded that President Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald
and that Oswald had acted entirely alone. It also concluded that Jack Ruby acted alone
when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial. Nonetheless, polls conducted from 1966 to
2004 found that as many as 80 percent of Americans have suspected that there was a plot or cover-up. Most current John F. Kennedy assassination
conspiracy theories put forth a criminal conspiracy involving parties as varied as the CIA, the
Mafia, anti-Castro Cuban exile groups, the military industrial complex, sitting Vice
President Lyndon B. Johnson, Cuban President Fidel Castro, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover,
the KGB, or some combination of those entities. In an article published prior to the 50th
anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, author Vincent Bugliosi estimates that a total of
42 groups, 82 assassins, and 214 people have been accused in conspiracy theories challenging
the “lone gunman” theory.


  1. The 15th of April and 14th of April are bad days because titanic sank on the 14th and 15th and Abraham Lincoln got shot on the 14th and died the next day on the 15th

  2. In the American section of the afterlife, presidents who died in office compare how they died and who did it better
    * Lincoln: I feel I had the best death a man in office can have. I was shot by a radical Southerner, which would speed up my reputation from controversial to one of, if not the greatest president ever
    * Kennedy: I did it better. People still talk about it, it was pretty much instantaneous so I didn't feel a thing going up here, and I died before all my sex scandals would've been exposed
    * Harding: Didn't get shot, but I hear you loud and clearly. They may not like me now, but I was really popular when I died. Also helped cover up my affairs while I was alive, and avoided me getting impeached
    * Roosevelt: I'll have you know I survived over a decade with polio, and had the longest term of any president. And because of that new amendment, none of you are going to beat my record. Pretty awesome funeral
    * McKinley: Kind of jealous there, no-one even remembers the guy who shot me. My VP completely overshadowed me
    * Garfield: At least you didn't die because your doctors were awful at their job. Now most people think of a cartoon cat when they think Garfield.
    * Taylor: I died because my cherries and milk were tainted.
    * Lincoln: Weren't you poisoned by the South?
    * Taylor: Unfortunately no, that would've been a interesting way to die. It double sucks because that was my treat for Independence Day
    * Kennedy: It's OK, we all make mistakes
    * Roosevelt: I feel we're forgetting someone
    * Garfield: Probably nothing

    Meanwhile, William Henry Harrison wasn't invited because they forgot he was president. He crashed the party with Millard Fillmore, John Tyler and Andrew Johnson

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  4. I was born July second! And Now I am in luky 😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰

  5. My vote goes to Chester Arthur, (Garfield's vice-president), a man who never desired nor wanted to be President, but did a fine job regardless.

  6. fired the president

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    Mcckinley died
    8 die
    why did he die?
    Doctor sam died
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  7. Anybody noticed that every president elected in a year ending in 0 ended up dying in office? It was referred to as the presidents curse, and ended with Ronald Reagan when he survived.

  8. I've always believed the CIA was behind JFK's death. The Secret Service on the road instead of on the back of the cars,, their backing off as the car slowed to go under the overpass, and the fact that films of the time show people looking at the grassy knoll and falling on the ground and the Warren report saying he was shot from BEHIND when photos clearly show his brain being blown out the BACK of his head and Jackie climbing on the back of the car to try and catch it. One big lying cover-up. The first of many in our govt apparently.

  9. Poor presidents rest in peace the 8 presidents who died in office 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😭😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😭😭😭😒😭😒😒😭😒😭😒😭😒😭😒☹☹☹☹☹☹

  10. Christopher "Chris" Kirkman (voiced by Charlie Schlatter (pilot), Alex Walsh (web series), Graeme Jokic (TV series)
    The 17-year-old leader of the Bravest Warriors. He has a crush on his best friend, Beth, which is a recurring theme in the series, and he fears losing her. Assassination of Chris kirkman teenaged died in official target R.I.P. 3070-3087. His sticker pet is a little bee which can form a sword with a honey-comb hilt and a swarm of bees.
    Although Walsh did not reprise his role of Chris in season 4 of Bravest Warriors, he voices Zachariah "Zachary" Ryans, Beth's boyfriend.

    Zachary Ryans (Pistol Gun)
    Chris Kirkman (target died)
    Beth Tezuka (completed love)

  11. Japanese Painting
    Red 8th-12th century
    Light Red 12th-14th century
    Lightest Red 14th-15th century
    Normal 15th-16th century
    Lightest Blue 17th-18th century
    Light Blue 18th-19th century
    Blue 20th century

  12. If you like JFK I'm sorry but he died
    Cause his government and aliens I'm so sorry but JFK Had to be killed because he did a speech and he died at Parkland they tried there best but no and Jackie and Kennedy is Now in Heaven both get to see each other and dancing but they can't see us but we well be there for them he was my Favorite one 35 is my Favorite Number but Oswald was not a killer that used him and they thougt it was him but they used him as a setup but he was a hero

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  13. Bitch Oswald did not kill Kennedy. Johnson wanted to be President and was pissed when he lost the primaries to Kennedy and with the CIA he killed Kennedy so he could be President

  14. Suposely at the battle of tipacanoe right before killing a chief native, the chief cursed harison and that curse was carried on to every president elected into a year ending in 0, and they will die in office. They say Ronald Reagan broke the curse and what's interesting about him is, as most know, he is the only president to have actually been shot in office and survive

  15. Warren g Harding had a heart attack not porsion and Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a stroke and died.

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  17. Williams presidency:
    β€œI William Henry Harrison will do great things for america soon.”
    One month later:
    β€œAhh pneumonia bleh”

  18. Presidents who died in office ranked, worst to best
    8: William Henry Harrison. No offense to the man's political record or underrated importance in American history, but he died before being able to accomplish anything as president. Also, while a rousing success he spent his time campaigning by painting the incumbent as ineffectual and marketing but barely brought up his actual issues and what he planned to do as president
    7: Warren Gamaliel Harding. One of the worst presidents. He did do some good stuff like help bring forth post-war prosperity and ushered in the Roaring 20s, which Coolidge took credit for to help him win the 1924 election. But he wasn't all that bright and his administration was one of the most corrupt in US history. He wasn't personally involved, but it speaks to his lack of insight that he wasn't and makes him a poor leader in my opinion.
    6: Zachary Taylor. As a general, this man was a badass. As president, he wasn't bad, but in the 1/3rd of his term he lived through he didn't accomplish much. I do give him credit for being opposed to letting the new states be slave states even if he was a slaveholder, because he was correct in believing we needed to be harder on the South and prevent the "slavocracy" from gaining power. The issue over these new states was one of the key catalysts for the Civil War
    5: James Abram Garfield. He was president in a time where we didn't have giants, and was only in office for 4 months before being laid bedridden for 2 more. And his death is an utter tragedy due to how it could've been avoided even after being shot. However he showed a lot of potential. In the Gilded Age he stood out as anti-corruption, a fair man who wanted to abolish the spoils system. In his short time he depowered the gadfly Roscoe Conkling, and as a man he was friendly, well-educated, and a loving husband even if the first years were rocky
    4: William McKinley. You can argue against his imperialism, but McKinley did his country good in making it economically and generally strong. He was well-educated and a general friendly fellow, to the point he told people to go easy on the guy who shot him
    3: John Fitzgerald Kennedy. You can argue he's overrated, that his violent end made him a martyr. And yeah, he wasn't perfect. Adultery, pride, the Bay of Pigs fiasco. But he was able to handle some of the biggest crises of any president, most notably the Cuban Missile Crisis. He made America feel safe and great, he fought for what he believed in was right.
    2: Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Saved America from the Great Depression with the New Deal policies. That would make him a top 10 president, but what makes him so high is that he was an important figure against the Axis Powers, being the third foot kicking Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo's ass. Some of the things he did was shady like Order 9066, but they're isolated blotches in an otherwise great man's career as POTUS
    1: Abraham Lincoln. It's wrong to put him any lower. This is the man who fought to keep the country together. He may have not started to completely abolish slavery, but always knew it was an evil and at the end of the day knew it was a beast who had to be slain. The Great Emancipator. And he succeeded. He wasn't perfect, given the whole Haebus Corpus issue and who he replaced his first VP with come re-election, but otherwise a great man who might be the single greatest president to date. Of course, one hopes that America is never in such dire straits we need someone to exceed Lincoln himself.

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