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).
John F. Kennedy is the only president to have both of his parents, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Kennedy, survive him as well as the only president to have predeceased a grandparent. His grandmother, Mary Josephine Hannon Fitzgerald, died in 1964 at the age of 98.
The Curse of Tippecanoe is attributed to Tenskwatawa, or The Prophet, the brother of the famous Shawnee leader, Tecumseh. The Prophet is said to have cursed William Henry Harrison while on his deathbed. He cursed not only Harrison, but the office of the President. The Prophet said Harrison would be elected President, but would die soon after taking office, and every twenty years after Harrison a President will die in office. From 1841 to 1963, all U.S. Presidents who had been elected in a year ending in 0 died in office. These seven Presidents were:
1980 – Ronald Reagan, initially elected in 1980, narrowly survived an assassination attempt in 1981 during the first of his two terms.
2000 – George W. Bush, initially elected in 2000, served two full terms without dying. Nevertheless, there were three assassination attempts.
Of all the Presidents who have died in office, Zachary Taylor was the only one not elected in a 0 year. He was elected in 1848, but died in a year ending in 0 (1850). He was also a Whig like Harrison; the only Whig presidents elected both died in office.
Eighteen states (California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Vermont), as well as the District of Columbia, lay claim to Presidential burial sites.
More Presidents (7) are buried in Virginia than any other state.
The only President buried in the District of Columbia is Woodrow Wilson, who was interred in the National Cathedral.
Because the State of Virginia was part of the Confederate States of America at the time of his passing in 1862, John Tyler could be considered the only President not only to have died outside U. S. soil, but also to have been buried there. Additionally, Tyler was the only U.S. President to have a Confederate flag draped over his coffin.
George Washington was interred in the "old tomb" at Mount Vernon in 1799. In 1831 he was moved to the current tomb that was built to specifications laid out in his will.
None of these Presidents survived their last birthday in their life for the same number of days.
Died before a predecessor/s
2nd President John Adams, who died at 6:00 PM on July 4, 1826, survived his successor, 3rd President Thomas Jefferson, who died earlier on the same day at 1:00 PM, for five hours.
4th President James Madison, who died on June 28, 1836, survived his successor, 5th President James Monroe, who died on July 4, 1831, for 70004000000000000004 years, 7002360000000000000360 days.
6th President John Quincy Adams, who died on February 23, 1848, survived his two successors, 9th President William Henry Harrison, who died on April 4, 1841 and 7th President Andrew Jackson, who died on June 8, 1845, for 70006000000000000006 years, 7002325000000000000325 days and 70002000000000000002 years, 7002260000000000000260 days respectively.
7th President Andrew Jackson, who died on June 8, 1845, survived his successor, 9th President William Henry Harrison, who died on April 4, 1841, for 70004000000000000004 years, 700165000000000000065 days.
8th President Martin van Buren, who died on July 24, 1862, survived his four successors, 9th President William Henry Harrison, who died on April 4, 1841, 11th President James K. Polk, who died on June 15, 1849, 12th President Zachary Taylor, who died on July 9, 1850 and 10th President John Tyler, who died on January 18, 1862, for 700121000000000000021 years, 7002111000000000000111 days, 700113000000000000013 years, 700139000000000000039 days, 700112000000000000012 years, 700115000000000000015 days and 187 days respectively.
10th President John Tyler, who died on January 18, 1862, survived his two successors, 11th President James K. Polk, who died on June 15, 1849 and 12th President Zachary Taylor, who died on July 9, 1850, for 700112000000000000012 years, 7002217000000000000217 days and 700111000000000000011 years, 7002193000000000000193 days respectively.
13th President Millard Fillmore who died on March 8, 1874 survived his three successors, 14th President Franklin Pierce who died on October 8, 1869, 15th President James Buchanan who died on June 1, 1868, and 16th President Abraham Lincoln who was assassinated on April 15, 1865 for 70004000000000000004 years, 7002151000000000000151 days, 70005000000000000005 years, 7002280000000000000280 days and 70008000000000000008 years, 7002327000000000000327 days respectively.
14th President Franklin Pierce who died on October 8, 1869 survived his two successors, 15th President James Buchanan, who died on June 1, 1868 and 16th President Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated on April 15, 1865, for 70001000000000000001 year, 7002129000000000000129 days and 70004000000000000004 years, 7002176000000000000176 days respectively.
15th President James Buchanan, who died on June 1, 1868, survived his successor, 16th President Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated on April 15, 1865, for 70003000000000000003 years, 700147000000000000047 days.
19th President Rutherford B. Hayes, who died on January 17, 1893, survived his two successors, 20th President James A. Garfield, who was assassinated on September 19, 1881 and Chester A. Arthur, who died on November 18, 1886, for 700111000000000000011 years, 7002120000000000000120 days and 70006000000000000006 years, 700160000000000000060 days respectively.
22nd and 24th President Grover Cleveland, who died on June 24, 1908, survived his successors, 23rd President Benjamin Harrison, who died on March 13, 1901, and 25th President William McKinley, who was assassinated on September 14, 1901, for 70007000000000000007 years, 7002103000000000000103 days and 70006000000000000006 years, 7002284000000000000284 days respectively.
27th President William Howard Taft, who died on March 8, 1930, survived his two successors, 28th President Woodrow Wilson, who died on February 3, 1924 and 29th President Warren G. Harding, who died on August 2, 1923, for 70006000000000000006 years, 700133000000000000033 days and 70006000000000000006 years, 7002218000000000000218 days respectively.
28th President Woodrow Wilson, who died on February 3, 1924, survived his successor, 29th President Warren G. Harding, who died on August 2, 1923, for 185 days.
31st President Herbert Hoover, who died on October 20, 1964, survived his two successors, 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died on April 12, 1945 and 35th President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated on November 22, 1963, for 700119000000000000019 years, 7002191000000000000191 days and 333 days respectively.
33rd President Harry S. Truman, who died on December 26, 1972, survived his two successors, 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who died on March 28, 1969 and 35th President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated on November 22, 1963, for 70003000000000000003 years, 7002273000000000000273 days and 70009000000000000009 years, 700134000000000000034 days respectively.
Among these Presidents, all except James Polk were older than their direct successors. James K. Polk was 11 years younger than Zachary Taylor. Polk was also the only one among this list whose direct successor died in office and he still remains one of the two from Presidents who died during older successors' administration, the other being Theodore Roosevelt, who died during the second term of Woodrow Wilson, who was 2 years older. Also, Andrew Johnson was the only President whose wife also died during his direct successor's term. His wife Eliza McCardle Johnson, died on January 16, 1876, six months after her husband's death and one year before the end of Ulysses S. Grant's administration. Chester A. Arthur was the only one who died during the administration of Grover Cleveland, who was both his direct and indirect successor, as Cleveland was the only President who served two non-consecutive terms. George Washington was the only one whose direct successor was also his Vice President (John Adams served under him for 8 years).
^Ford is the only president whose immediate burial following death is in a different year. Other presidents have been reinterred years after death, such as Monroe (see Note 3, above), Garfield, Hayes, and McKinley.