Here we have listed the presidents who lived longer than the U.S. life expectancy today, which is 79.11 years.
#1: Jimmy Carter
AGE AT BLOG POST: 95
Jimmy Carter is still living. On October 1, 2020, he’ll turn 96! He should quarantine A LOT because coronavirus is most likely to get old people, and he’s almost 100!
#2: George H. W. Bush
AGE AT DEATH: 94
CAUSE: Parkinson’s Disease
His last words were, “I love you, too,” spoken to his son George W. Bush.
#3: Gerald Ford
AGE AT DEATH: 93
CAUSE: Heart problems because of old age
He was the longest-living president until George H. W. Bush passed him.
#4: Ronald Reagan
AGE AT DEATH: 93 (but fewer months than Ford)
…who was the oldest president at inauguration at the time.
#5: John Adams
AGE AT DEATH: 90
CAUSE: Heart failure
He died on Independence Day, just like Jefferson and Monroe. His last words were “Jefferson survives.” He didn’t know his that his friend had died five hours before.
#6: Herbert Hoover
AGE AT DEATH: 90 (but fewer months than Adams)
CAUSES: Internal hemorrhage, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, strained vascular systems
The last words he’s known to have written were a note to Harry Truman, wishing him well after hitting his head in the bathroom. I’m pretty sure Truman did get better, because he didn’t die until later.
#7: Harry S Truman
AGE AT DEATH: 88
CAUSES: Minor lung congestion, organ failures, cardiovascular-system collapse, hypotension
A lot of these presidents were REALLY sick.
#8: James Madison
AGE AT DEATH: 85
CAUSE: Heart failure
Even though he died almost 200 years ago, he still lived longer than the longest life expectancy in the world in 2020, which is Japan, with a life expectancy of 84. Can you believe that?
#9: Thomas Jefferson
AGE AT DEATH: 83
CAUSES: Kidney infection, kidney damage, and pneumonia
He must have been the sickest president at death. At least he was in his 80s. He died only five hours and 50 minutes before John Adams on July 4, 1826 at 12:30pm.
#10: Richard Nixon
AGE AT DEATH: 81
CAUSES: Stroke, paralysis, swelling of the brain
His last words were “Help!” He said this to his housekeeper as he was having a stroke. When he got to the hospital, he was unable to speak, probably because of the paralysis.
#11: John Quincy Adams
AGE AT DEATH: 80
He had a stroke on the floor of the House of Representatives and died in the Capitol building.
#12: Martin Van Buren
AGE AT DEATH: 79 3/4
His last words were, “There is but one reliance.” I think he was talking about God.
Originally published at https://langstonjones.wixsite.com on August 7, 2020.