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How long did all the presidents stay in office?

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This is a list of the time in office each US president served, from shortest to longest.


  • William Henry Harrison, the ninth president, died upon serving just one month (31 days).


  • James A. Garfield, the twentieth president, was assasinated less than a year into his term. He served 199 days.


  • Zachary Taylor, the twelfth president, died before serving a full term. He was president 491 days.


  • Warren Gamiel Harding, the twenty-ninth president, died before serving a full term. He served 881 days.


  • Gerald Ford, the thirty-eighth president, served the remainder of Richard Nixon's second term after he resigned. He ran in the next election but was unsuccessful. He was president 895 days.


  • Millard Fillmore, the thirteenth president, served the remainder of Zachary Taylor's term after Taylor died in office. He ran twice for president but was unsuccessful. He served 969 days.


  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the thirty-fifth president, was assasinated before serving a full term. He was president 1,036 days.


  • Chester Alan Arthur, the twenty-first president, served the remainder of James Garfield's term after Garfield was assasinated. He sought a full term the next election, but was unsuccessful. He served 1,262 days.


  • Andrew Johnson, the seventeenth president, served the remainder of Abraham Lincoln's term after Lincoln was assasinated. He ran again in 1868, but was not reelected. He was president 1,419 days.


  • John Tyler, the tenth president, served the remainder of William Henry Harrison's term. He was disowned by his party, sought to join another to run again, but was finally persuaded not to. He served 1,430 days.


  • John Adams, the second president, served one full term but was not reelected. He was president 1,460 days.


  • George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first president, served one full term but was not reelected. He served 1,461 days.


  • Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president, served one full term but was not reelected. He was president 1,461 days.


  • Herbert Hoover, the thirty-first president, served one full term but was not reelected. He was president 1,461 days.


  • William Howard Taft, the twenty-seventh president, served one full term but was not reelected. He was president 1,461 days.


  • Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third president, served one full term but was not reelected. He was president 1,461 days.


  • Rutherford B. Hayes, the ninteenth president, served one full term but was not reelected. He was president 1,461 days.


  • James Buchanan, the fifteenth president, served one full term but did not seek a second. He was president 1,461 days.


  • Franklin Pierce, the fourteenth president, served one full term but was denied nomination for a second. He served 1,461 days.


  • James Knox Polk, the eleventh president, served one full term but did not seek a second. He served 1,461 days.


  • Martin Van Buren, the eighth president, served one full term but was not reelected. He was president 1,461 days.


  • John Quincy Adams, the sixth president, served one full term but was not reelected. He was president 1,461 days.


  • Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president, served one full term and was reelected, but was assasinated early into his second term. He served 1,503 days.


  • William McKinley, the twenty-fifth president, served one full term and was reelected, but was assasinated early into his second term. He served 1,654 days.


  • Lyndon Baines Johnson, the thirty-sixth president, served the remainder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy's term after Kennedy was assasinated. He was reelected to a full term, but did not seek a second full term. He served 1,886 days.


  • Richard Nixon, the thirty seventh president, served one full term and was reelected to a second, but resigned halfway through the term. He served 2,027 days.


  • Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth president, served the remainder of Warren Gamiel Harding's term after Harding died in office. He was elected to a full term, but did not run again. He served 2,040 days.


  • Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth president, served the remainder of William McKinley's term after McKinley was assasinated. He was elected to a full term. Four years after leaving office, he ran again and lost. He served 2,728 days.


  • Harry S. Truman, the thirty-third president, served the remainder of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's term after Roosevelt died in office. He was later elected to a full term, but did not seek a second. He was president 2,840 days.


  • George Washington, the first president, served two full terms, but the first term inaugural was postponed 57 days because Congress had not properly convened. He was president 2,866 days.


  • George Walker Bush, the forty-third president, served two full terms.


  • Bill Clinton, the forty-second president, served two full terms. He was president 2,922 days.


  • Ronald Reagan, the fortieth president, served two full terms. He was president 2,922 days.


  • Dwight David Eisenhower, the thirty-fourth president, served two full terms. He was president 2,922 days.


  • Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth president, served two full terms. He was president 2,922 days.


  • Grover Cleveland, the twenty-second and twenty-fourth president, served two full terms not consecutively; he was not reelected on the first try for a second term. He was president 2,922 days.


  • Ulysses S. Grant, the eighteenth president, served two full terms. He was president 2,922 days.


  • Andrew Jackson, the seventh president, served two full terms. He was president 2,922 days.


  • James Monroe, the fifth president, served two full terms. He was president 2,922 days.


  • James Madison, the fourth president, served two full terms. He was president 2,922 days.


  • Thomas Jefferson, the third president, served two full terms. He was president 2,922 days.


  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the thirty-second president, was elected to four full terms. He served three full terms and died on the eighty-second day of his fourth term. He will continue to remain first on this list until the 22nd Amendment setting a two term limit is changed or repealed. He served 4,422 days as president.
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