How Many Presidents Died While Serving in Office?

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Question: How many presidents died while serving in office?

Answer: Eight presidents have died while in office. Those are:

  • William Henry Harrison - April 4, 1841, died of pneumonia after giving a long inaugural address in the cold and rain.
  • Zachary Taylor - July 9, 1850, died of cholera after eating tainted cherries and milk in the middle of the summer.
  • Abraham Lincoln - April 15, 1865, died a few hours after being shot by an assassin.

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