Of the 44 men who have served as President of the United States, eight died while in office, while 31 passed away after their term had ended. Five presidents, including incumbent President Donald Trump, are still alive today. The most common state in which U.S. presidents have died was New York, which has seen the deaths of nine U.S. presidents. A total of fourteen presidents have passed away in the same state in which they were born, which includes all four who passed away in Virginia, but none of those who did so in Washington D.C. Although seven presidents were born in Ohio, Rutherford B. Hayes is the only to have passed away in this state. The most recent presidential death occurred in November 2018, when George H. W. Bush passed away in his family home in Houston, Texas. At 94 years old, Bush Sr. had been the oldest living president at the time of his death; however that title has since passed to Jimmy Carter, who will turn 96 years old in October 2020. John F. Kennedy was the president who died at the youngest age, when he was assassinated at 46 years old; while James K. Polk was the youngest president to die of natural causes, at 53 years of age.
Number of U.S. presidents who died in each state, from 1799 to 2018
The list of states, the presidents, and their year of death are as follows:
New York: James Monroe (1831), Martin Van Buren* (1862), Millard Fillmore* (1874), Ulysses S. Grant (1885), Chester A. Arthur (1886), William McKinley (1901), Theodore Roosevelt* (1919), Herbert Hoover (1964), Richard Nixon (1994)
Washington D.C.: William Henry Harrison (1841), John Quincy Adams (1848), Zachary Taylor (1850), Abraham Lincoln (1865), Woodrow Wilson (1924), William H. Taft (1930), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1969)
Virginia: George Washington* (1799), Thomas Jefferson* (1826), James Madison* (1836), John Tyler* (1862)
California: Warren G. Harding (1923), Ronald Reagan (2004), Gerald R. Ford (2006)
Tennessee: Andrew Jackson (1845), James K. Polk (1849), Andrew Johnson (1875)
Texas: John F. Kennedy (1963), Lyndon B. Johnson* (1973), George H. W. Bush (2018)
Massachusetts: John Adams* (1826), Calvin Coolidge (1933)
New Jersey: James A. Garfield (1881), Grover Cleveland* (1908)
Georgia: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1945)
Indiana: Benjamin Harrison (1901)
Missouri: Harry S. Truman* (1972)
New Hampshire: Franklin Pierce* (1869)
Ohio: Rutherford B. Hayes* (1893)
Pennsylvania: James Buchanan* (1868)
Still living: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump
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