Bush as Vice President. At 73 years, 349 days of age on Inauguration Day, Reagan was the oldest U.S. president to be inaugurated, until Joe Biden’s inauguration as President on January 20, 2021, at the age of 78 years, 62 days.
John F. Kennedy, assassinated at the age of 46 years, 177 days, was the nation’s shortest-lived president; the youngest to have died by natural causes was James K. Polk, who died of cholera at the age of 53 years, 225 days.
|Term in office||President||Country|
|1885–1889||Grover Cleveland||United States|
|1889–1893||Benjamin Harrison||United States|
|1909–1913||William Howard Taft||United States|
|1929–1933||Herbert Hoover||United States|
Frances Clara Folsom Cleveland became the youngest First Lady at age 21; married to President Grover Cleveland she was the 23rd and 25th First Lady of the United States.
Letitia Christian Tyler, first wife of President John Tyler, served as First Lady of the United States from 1841 until her death at 51. She was the youngest First Lady to pass away and one of only three to have passed away in the White House.
Did not serve
|Warren G. Harding|
|Herbert Hoover||Served in a private humanitarian capacity as a civilian in Europe during World War I. He was also involved in the Siege of Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion as a guide for U.S. Marines.|
The inauguration takes place for each new presidential term, even if the president is continuing in office for a second term. The first inauguration of George Washington took place on April 30, 1789.
1984 United States presidential election
|Nominee||Ronald Reagan||Walter Mondale|
|Running mate||George H. W. Bush||Geraldine Ferraro|
On July 9, 1850, after only 16 months in office, President Zachary Taylor dies after a brief illness.
William Henry Harrison, an American military officer and politician, was the ninth President of the United States (1841), the oldest President to be elected at the time. On his 32nd day, he became the first to die in office, serving the shortest tenure in U.S. Presidential history.
Contents 1 1841: William Henry Harrison. 2 1850: Zachary Taylor. 3 1865: Abraham Lincoln. 4 1881: James A. Garfield. 5 1901: William McKinley. 6 1923: Warren G. Harding. 7 1945: Franklin D. Roosevelt. 8 1963: John F. Kennedy.
George Bush served one term as president of the United States. His years of experience in foreign policy prepared him well to serve as the nation’s first post-cold war president.
The youngest person to assume the presidency was Theodore Roosevelt, who, at the age of 42, succeeded to the office after the assassination of William McKinley. The youngest to become president by election was John F. Kennedy, who was inaugurated at age 43.
The amendment prohibits anyone who has been elected president twice from being elected again. Under the amendment, someone who fills an unexpired presidential term lasting more than two years is also prohibited from being elected president more than once.