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6. Homework Help

6.3. Presidential Lists
6.3.1. The Presidents by Number and Dates
 
Name
Date of Birth
First Day of Term (age)
Last Day of Term (age)
Date of Death (age)
1. George Washington February 22, 1732 April 30, 1789 (57) March 4, 1797 (65) December 14, 1799 (67)
2. John Adams October 30, 1735 March 4, 1797 (61) March 4, 1801 (65) July 4, 1826 (90)
3. Thomas Jefferson April 13, 1743 March 4, 1801 (57) March 4, 1809 (65) July 4, 1826 (83)
4. James Madison March 16, 1751 March 4, 1809 (57) March 4, 1817 (65) June 28, 1836 (85)
5. James Monroe April 28, 1758 March 4, 1817 (58) March 4, 1825 (66) July 4, 1831 (73)
6. John Quincy Adams July 11, 1767 March 4, 1825 (57) March 4, 1829 (61) February 23, 1848 (80)
7. Andrew Jackson March 15, 1767 March 4, 1829 (61) March 4, 1837 (69) June 8, 1845 (78)
8. Martin Van Buren December 5, 1782 March 4, 1837 (54) March 4, 1841 (58) July 24, 1862 (79)
9. William Henry Harrison February 9, 1773 March 4, 1841 (68) April 4, 1841 (68) April 4, 1841 (68)
10. John Tyler March 29, 1790 April 4, 1841 (51) March 4, 1845 (54) January 18, 1862 (71)
11. James Knox Polk November 2, 1795 March 4, 1845 (49) March 4, 1849 (53) June 15, 1849 (53)
12. Zachary Taylor November 24, 1784 March 4, 1849 (64) July 9, 1850 (65) July 9, 1850 (65)
13. Millard Fillmore January 7, 1800 July 9, 1850 (50) March 4, 1853 (53) March 8, 1874 (74)
14. Franklin Pierce November 23, 1804 March 4, 1853 (48) March 4, 1857 (52) October 8, 1869 (64)
15. James Buchanan April 23, 1791 March 4, 1857 (65) March 4, 1861 (69) June 1, 1868 (77)
16. Abraham Lincoln February 12, 1809 March 4, 1861 (52) April 15, 1865 (56) April 15, 1865 (56)
17. Andrew Johnson December 29, 1808 April 15, 1865 (56) March 4, 1869 (60) July 31, 1875 (66)
18. Ulysses Simpson Grant1 April 27, 1822 March 4, 1869 (46) March 4, 1877 (54) July 23, 1885 (63)
19. Rutherford Birchard Hayes October 4, 1822 March 4, 1877 (54) March 4, 1881 (58) January 17, 1893 (70)
20. James Abram Garfield November 19, 1831 March 4, 1881 (49) September 19, 1881 (49) September 19, 1881 (49)
21. Chester Alan Arthur October 5, 1829 September 19, 1881 (51) March 4, 1885 (55) November 18, 1886 (57)
22. (Stephen) Grover Cleveland March 18, 1837 March 4, 1885 (47) March 4, 1889 (51) June 24, 1908 (71)
23. Benjamin Harrison August 20, 1833 March 4, 1889 (55) March 4, 1893 (59) March 13, 1901 (67)
24. (Stephen) Grover Cleveland March 18, 1837 March 4, 1893 (55) March 4, 1897 (59) June 24, 1908 (71)
25. William McKinley January 29, 1843 March 4, 1897 (54) September 14, 1901 (58) September 14, 1901 (58)
26. Theodore Roosevelt October 27, 1858 September 14, 1901 (42) March 4, 1909 (50) January 6, 1919 (60)
27. William Howard Taft September 15, 1857 March 4, 1909 (51) March 4, 1913 (55) March 8, 1930 (72)
28. (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson December 296, 1856 March 4, 1913 (56) March 4, 1921 (64) February 3, 1924 (67)
29. Warren Gamaliel Harding November 2, 1865 March 4, 1921 (55) August 2, 1923 (57) August 2, 1923 (57)
30. (John) Calvin Coolidge July 4, 1872 August 2, 1923 (51) March 4, 1929 (56) January 5, 1933 (60)
31. Herbert Clark Hoover August 10, 1874 March 4, 1929 (54) March 4, 1933 (58) October 20, 1964 (90)
32. Franklin Delano Roosevelt January 30, 1882 March 4, 1933 (51) April 12, 1945 (63) April 12, 1945 (63)
33. Harry S. Truman2 May 8, 1884 April 12, 1945 (60) January 20, 1953 (68) December 26, 1972 (88)
34. Dwight David Eisenhower3 October 14, 1890 January 20, 1953 (62) January 20, 1961 (70) March 28, 1969 (78)
35. John Fitzgerald Kennedy May 29, 1917 January 20,1961 (43) November 22, 1963 (46) November 22, 1963 (46)
36. Lyndon Baines Johnson August 27, 1908 November 22, 1963 (55) January 20, 1969 (60) January 22, 1973 (64)
37. Richard Milhous Nixon January 9, 1913 January 20, 1969 (56) August 9, 1974 (61) April 22 1994 (81)
38. Gerald Rudolph Ford4 July 14, 1913 August 9, 1974 (61) January 20, 1977 (63) December 26, 2006 (93)
39. James Earl Carter October 1, 1924 January 20, 1977 (52) January 20, 1981 (56)
40. Ronald Wilson Reagan February 6, 1911 January 20, 1981 (69) January 20, 1989 (77) June 5, 2004 (93)
41. George Herbert Walker Bush June 12, 1924 January 20, 1989 (64) January 20, 1993 (68)
42. William Jefferson Clinton5 August 19, 1946 January 20, 1993 (46) January 20, 2001 (54)
43. George Walker Bush July 6, 1946 January 20, 2001 (54) January 20, 2009 (62)
44. Barack Hussein Obama August 4, 1961 January 20, 2009 (47)

1 His birth name Hiram Ulysses Grant
2 The initial "S" in Harry Truman's name does not stand for anything.
3 His birth name was David Dwight Eisenhower.
4 His birth name was Leslie Lynch King.
5 His birth name was William Jefferson Blythe.
6 Wilson always gave his birthday as December 28, 1856, but the family Bible shows he was born at 12:45 AM on December 29. [Contributed by Deven Sauvigné]


1. How many U.S. presidents have there been? It depends on how you count.  Since George Washington, the first president under the U.S. Constitution ratified in 1789, 42 different men have held the office of president.  However, Grover Cleveland had two non-consecutive terms of office and is usually listed as both 22nd and 24th presidents.  So George W. Bush is the 42nd man to be president, but the 43rd president by consecutive term of office.

2. Who lived longest after he left office? Herbert Hoover lived more than 31 1/2 years after leaving office.

3. Which Presidents have lived past the age of 90? John Adams, Herbert Hoover, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford.

4.  Who is the president that lived the longest?  Gerald Ford was the longest-lived president by living 34,133 days, only 45 more days than Ronald Reagan.

5. What President lived the shortest time?  John F. Kennedy

6. How many Vice Presidents have become President due to the President's inability to serve the remainder of his term? Eight vice presidents have become president due to the death of the president and one, Gerald Ford, due to resignation.

7. One president served two full terms and yet served 57 days short of eight years. Why?  George Washington, because he was inaugurated on April 30, instead of March 4, which was customary after that.

8. I have been attempting to assist my 9 year old daughter find the middle name of George Washington, a seemingly easy task.  However, after an exhaustive search, I have had no luck.   Why is it so difficult to locate? Because he did not have one.

9. What is Abraham Lincoln's middle initial? Lincoln did not have a middle name.

10. Which president switched his initials from HUG to UHG?  Hiram Ulysses Grant did not like his birth initials, so on his way to West Point he decided to change it to Ulysses Hiram Grant.  However, upon arriving, he discovered the Army had him enrolled as Ulysses S. Grant.  He eventually decided to accept the name change given him by the Army. (Thank you Deven Sauvigné!)

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