Politicians being assassinated is now a very common occurrence. We have witnessed numerous assassinations of American presidents while they were in office during the past few of decades. There have been multiple attempts on the lives of US presidents since 1865. Since then, 1 in every 5 presidents has died in office.
If you want to know the names of every American president who has been killed while holding the office of POTUS (President of the United States) up to this point, keep reading.
Who were the US presidents assassinated in office?
Abraham Lincoln (1865)
The sixteenth president of the United States was Abraham Lincoln. In the year 1865, he was murdered by John Wilkes Booth, a well-known actor and Confederate supporter. The sad assassination of Abraham Lincoln occurred on April 14, 1865, at 10:45 a.m. Just a few days after the Civil War ended, it made its debut at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Wion claims that before Abraham entered the Ford Theatre stage, Booth shot him directly in the head. The Latin phrase “Sic Semper Tyrranis,” which means “thus always to tyrants,” was screamed at that moment. Lincoln passed away in his 56th year.
James A. Garfield (1881)
A lawyer and Civil War general, James Abram Garfield served as the 20th president of the United States. From March 1881 until his murder in September 1881, he was the POTUS. Charles J. Guiteau, a furious office seeking, ended his term.
James was reportedly stalked by Charles for several days prior to his death in the Baltimore and Potomac train station in Washington, D.C. Guiteau shot James twice, not just once. He was struck by the first bullet in his arm and the second one in his back. At the age of 49, he died.
William McKinley (1901)
William McKinley, to the uninitiated, was the 25th president of the United States. He was the President of the United States from 1897 until his murder in 1901. When he attempted a handshake at the Pan-American exhibition in Buffalo, New York, McKinley tragically met his death.
McKinley was shot twice in the chest by a man in the crowd by the name of Leon Czolgosz. He even made a third attempt to shoot William, but a bodyguard stopped him by tackling him to the ground. At 2:15 a.m. on September 14, 1901, McKinley passed away. He was 58 years old when he passed away.
John F. Kennedy (1963)
The terrible assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, took place in Dallas at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) on November 22, 1963. One of the most talked-about historical occurrences to this day is the murder of John, whose nickname was Jack.
John was in a car travelling through downtown Dallas when Lee Harvey Oswald shot him from a window in the Texas School Bank Depository Building. Tragically, he passed away at the age of 46.
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