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Number of assassinations and attempts to assassinate U.S. presidents 1835-2005

Number of assassinations and assassination attempts on U.S. presidents from 1835 to 2005, by outcome

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1835 to 2005

Supplementary notes

This data does not reflect every plot or attempt to assassinate a U.S. president, but only the cases where the act was carried out or attempted, and the president was in the immediate vicinity of the perpetrator.

The list of attempts are as follows:
President assassinated: Lincoln (1865), Garfield (1881), McKinley (1901), Kennedy (1963)
President shot, but survived: T. Roosevelt (1912), Reagan (1881)
President unharmed, but others killed/injured: F. D. Roosevelt (1933), Truman (1950), Ford (second attempt) (1975)
Nobody harmed (except culprit): Jackson (1835), Lincoln (1864), Ford (first attempt)(1975), G. W. Bush (2005)

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