Top 10 Shortest Lived Presidents History

Well we all know the fact that the term system in American politics hence makes it fairly simple that give you the chance to measure how long a president stays in office. If you give a look over the history you will be grabbing up with the names of so many leaders who simply completed either one full term or two. Here we will be discussing the lists of famous and top 10 shortest lived presidents in the history! Let’s have a quick look!

Top 10 Shortest Lived Presidents History

10. John Tyler:


John Tyler became the 10th President of the United States for 3 years, 11 months and 1 day. He was never that popular and in that case just fell out with the party that elected him, the Whigs, as well as his own party named as Democrats. Just as towards the end of his presidency, he attempted to form a new party called as the Democratic-Republicans but that didn’t add to his popularity.

9. Andrew Johnson:


No matter that Lincoln was assassinated but he managed a full term and stayed back for 1 month, 11 days to be exact before being killed. That was the fate of Andrew Johnson, who took over after Lincoln’s death in 1865 and lasted 3 years, 10 months and 21 days. But he couldn’t stay alive to a second term and was replaced with Ulysses S. Grant on March 4th 1869.

8. Chester A. Arthur:


After James A. Garfield was shot in July 1881, Vice-President Arthur came up who just stay back for 3 years, 5 months and 14 days. Arthur was suffering with Brights’ Disease and his health was failing so he didn’t search for re-election. He died the year after leaving office.

7. John F. Kennedy:


In November 1963, this young president was popular and expected to have a long run in office. He ruled for just 2 years, 10 months and 5 days into his first term and was only 46 at the time of his death. He just placed him as 6th best president of all time.

6. Millard Fillmore:


11th President Polk survived just 3 months after leaving office and then his successor Zachary Taylor died suddenly in 1850. So it fell to Vice-President Fillmore to step in. He was successful in just bringing his presidency to a close after just 2 years, 7 months and 24 days.

5. Gerald Ford:


Gerald Ford got his chance at the top job after Nixon resigned in 1974. He rules as just 2 years, 5 months and 12 days. He was also entirely unelected. He was the shortest-serving president to not die in office, despite two attempts on his life.

4. Warren G. Harding:


Harding wanted to run for a second term but his health get worse during a tour of Canada and he died suddenly on August 2nd 1923 in San Francisco. He was 2 years, 4 months and 30 days into his presidency.

3. Zachary Taylor:


12th President Taylor took the presidency in 1849 after a 40-year military career. Taylor died after 1 year, 4 months and 5 days of office. The cause was a stomach-related illness.

2. James A. Garfield:


He had only been in power for 120 days on July 2nd 1881 when he was shot twice by Charles Julius Guiteau. By the time he died, he had completed a term of just 200 days.

1. William Henry Harrison:


9th president, William Henry Harrison just became ill with pneumonia shortly after he took the presidency in 1841. He died on April 4th 1841, after 30 days, 12 hours and 30 minutes in office.
So these have been few presidents in the history who rules best even at the least time period of their presidency! Who do you think has ruled in an impressive way?

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