Presidents Lincoln and
Kennedy are perhap the best known of the Presidents Who Died
Died In Office
adoption of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, and the
inauguration of our first president in 1789, only 43 men
have served as President of the United States , and Barack
Obama became the newest president when he was sworn in on
January 20, 2009. Obama is considered the 44th president,
even though 43 have served. One president served twice in
non-consecutive terms, and is therefore counted
Of those 43
presidents, eight have died while serving as president. Four
of natural causes, and four through assassination. Below is
list of those eight presidents who died in office.
Henry Harrison -The 9th President, who died in 1841
of pneumonia and pleurisy.
Taylor --The 12th President, who died in 1850 of
bilious fever, typhoid fever, and cholera morbus,
following a heat stroke.
Lincoln--The 16th President, was assassinated in1865.
Lincoln was the first of four presidents to be
Garfield--The 20th President, who was
McKinley--The 25th President, who was
Harding --The 29th President, who died in1923 of a
suspected heart attack
Delano Roosevelt --The 32nd President, who died in
1945, of a cerebral hemorrhage