Everything You Need To Know about Deceased Presidents

Have questions about deceased US presidents? If so, you came to the right place. This guide has everything you could want to know about all the deceased US presidents. Presidents are sorted by date of their passing.

George Washington

George Washington Feb 22, 1732 - Dec 14, 1799
  • Age at death

    67 y.o

  • In office

    1789-1797

  • Spouse

    Martha Washington

  • Place of death

    Mount Vernon Virginia

  • Location of remains

    Mount Vernon Virginia

  • Cause of death

    mystery

    Still a mystery (speculated to be Epiglottitis)

  • About their funeral

    According to his wishes, Washington was not buried for three days. During that time his body lay in a mahogany casket in the New Room. On December 18, 1799 a solemn funeral was held at Mount Vernon.

John Adams

John Adams Oct 30, 1735 - Jul 4, 1826
  • Age at death

    90 y.o

  • In office

    1797-1801

  • Spouse

    Abigail Adams

  • Place of death

    Quincy Massachusetts

  • Location of remains

    Quincy Massachusetts

  • Cause of death

    heart failure

    Heart Failure

  • About their funeral

    The funeral of Adams started with the firing of ceremonial cannons, a procession including the Governor of Massachusetts and other prominent political men, followed by a funeral service held at a church attended by over 4,000 people before Adams was interred in Hancock Cemetery. Years later, a basement crypt was built in the basement of the United First Parish Church across from the cemetery and is the final resting place of John and Abigail Adams.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Apr 13, 1743 - Jul 4, 1826
  • Age at death

    83 y.o

  • In office

    1801-1809

  • Spouse

    Martha Wayles

    Skelton Jefferson

  • Place of death

    Albemarle Co. Virginia

  • Location of remains

    Albemarle Co. Virginia

  • Cause of death

    Bodily Deterioration

    Bodily Deterioration

  • About their funeral

    Thomas Jefferson's funeral was a simple affair. He was buried in the Monticello graveyard at 5:00 p.m. on July 5, 1826, a rainy day and the day after his death. At his own request, the ceremony was simple and quiet.

James Madison

James Madison Mar 16, 1751 - Jun 28, 1836
  • Age at death

    85 y.o

  • In office

    1809-1817

  • Spouse

    Dolley Madison

  • Place of death

    Montpelier Station Virginia

  • Location of remains

    Orange Co. Virginia

  • Cause of death

    heart failure

    Heart Failure

  • About their funeral

    The service was attended by his wife, Dolley, and other family members and friends, and approximately 100 of the Montpelier slaves. Several years before, Madison had written for posthumous disclosure his "Advice to My Country," in which he expressed his final concerns for the republic he and Jefferson had worked so hard to establish: "The advice nearest to my heart and deepest in my convictions is that the Union of the States be cherished & perpetuated."

James Monroe

James Monroe Apr 28, 1758 - Jul 4, 1831
  • Age at death

    73 y.o

  • In office

    1817-1825

  • Spouse

    Elizabeth Kortright Monroe

  • Place of death

    New York New York

  • Location of remains

    Richmond Virginia

  • Cause of death

    tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

  • About their funeral

    Was given a proper State Burial with Three volies fired over the grave, and the different bodies composing the procession withdrew under the direction of the Grand Marshall.

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams Jul 11, 1767 - Feb 23, 1848
  • Age at death

    80 y.o

  • In office

    1825-1829

  • Spouse

    Louisa Catherine Adams

  • Place of death

    Washington D.C.

  • Location of remains

    Quincy Massachusetts

  • Cause of death

    Stroke

    Stroke

  • About their funeral

    A funeral to celebrate the life of the great sage took place on February 26, 1848, in the House Chamber. Attended by political friends and foes, everyone sang the praises of Adams. Until arrangements could be made to move his remains to the family burial grounds in Quincy, Massachusetts, his body was laid to rest in Congressional Cemetery. A cenotaph marker remains in the cemetery to honor the former President.

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson Mar 15, 1767 - Jun 8, 1845
  • Age at death

    78 y.o

  • In office

    1829-1837

  • Spouse

    Rachel Jackson

  • Place of death

    Nashville Tennessee

  • Location of remains

    The Hermitage Tennessee

  • Cause of death

    tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

  • About their funeral

    With nearly three thousand people in attendance, President Jackson was buried in the Hermitage garden next to his beloved wife beneath an ornate cupola in the family cemetery. This cemetery continued to serve as the final resting place for members of the Jackson family until the 1970s.

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren Dec 5, 1782 - Jul 24, 1862
  • Age at death

    79 y.o

  • In office

    1837-1841

  • Spouse

    Hannah Hoes Van Buren

  • Place of death

    Kinderhook New York

  • Location of remains

    Kinderhook New York

  • Cause of death

    Stroke

    Heart Failure

  • About their funeral

    "There is but one reliance." This, said the speaker, is the lesson of the hour. What he said in life, his spirit now says in death. After dwelling at some length upon the vanity of all earthly things, the reverend gentleman closed as follows: Harken, then, ye living men, whatever your position or character in life, whatever your regard or neglect for things of more than earthly moment, there is one grand lesson of the hour -- in the language of the deceased, "There is out one reliance.

William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison Feb 9, 1773 - Apr 4, 1841
  • Age at death

    68 y.o

  • In office

    1841

  • Spouse

    Rachel Jackson

  • Place of death

    Washington D.C.

  • Location of remains

    North Bend Ohio

  • Cause of death

    fever

    Fever

  • About their funeral

    It was clear that the death of a president called for a formal ceremony with symbolism suitable to the dignity of the state. The White House was heavily draped in black. The funeral ceremony was simple and was held in the East Room and attended only by invitation. The United States Marine Band played dirges as the coffin was mounted on a great black and white funeral car and during the procession out to Congressional Cemetery where the coffin was placed in a public vault, a temporary receiving chamber until the lingering winter in Ohio had passed, and it was a more appropriate time to send Harrison's remains home. The 30-day ceremonials surrounding the death of Harrison were modeled after royal funerals establishing precedents, revived and reshaped to suit changing times, whenever one of his successors has died in office.

John Tyler

John Tyler Mar 29, 1790 - Jan 18, 1862
  • Age at death

    71 y.o

  • In office

    1841-1845

  • Spouse

    Letitia Christian Tyler & Julia Gardiner Tyler

  • Place of death

    Richmond Virginia

  • Location of remains

    Richmond Virginia

  • Cause of death

    Stroke

    Stroke

  • About their funeral

    Due to his allegiance to the Confederacy, Tyler's death was ignored by the federal government, with a very conspicuous lack of official notices and condolences. The Confederacy did recognize his death, however, and a Confederate flag was draped over his casket during the funeral.

James K. Polk

James K. Polk Nov 2, 1795 - Jun 15, 1849
  • Age at death

    53 y.o

  • In office

    1845-1849

  • Spouse

    Sarah Childress Polk

  • Place of death

    Nashville Tennessee

  • Location of remains

    Nashville Tennessee

  • Cause of death

    Cholera

    Cholera

  • About their funeral

    Polk was originally buried in the Nashville City Cemetery, on June 16. On May 22, 1850, his remains were reinterred in a monument (designed by William Strickland) on the grounds of Polk Place, his Nashville home.

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor Nov 24, 1784 - Jul 9, 1850
  • Age at death

    65 y.o

  • In office

    1849-1850

  • Spouse

    Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor

  • Place of death

    Washington D.C.

  • Location of remains

    Louisville Kentucky

  • Cause of death

    Gastroenteritis

    Gastroenteritis

  • About their funeral

    A religious service was conducted in the East Room; the coffin was placed in an elaborate black and white funeral car surmounted by a great eagle. Spectators were gripped with emotion at the sight of the president's horse, Old Whitey, ambling behind the coffin, rider less, bearing Taylor's military saddle and the general's boots turned backwards in the stirrups. Taylor was ultimately buried in Kentucky, where he had grown up.

Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore Jan 7, 1800 - Mar 8, 1874
  • Age at death

    74 y.o

  • In office

    1850-1853

  • Spouse

    Abigail Powers Fillmore

  • Place of death

    Buffalo New York

  • Location of remains

    Buffalo New York

  • Cause of death

    Stroke

    Stroke

  • About their funeral

    Fillmore stayed in good health almost to the end, but suffered a stroke in February 1874, and died after a second one on March 8. Two days later, he was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo after a funeral procession including hundreds of notables; the U.S. Senate sent three of its members to honor its former president, including Lincoln's first vice president, Maine's Hannibal Hamlin.

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce Nov 23, 1804 - Oct 8, 1869
  • Age at death

    64 y.o

  • In office

    1853-1857

  • Spouse

    Jane M. Pierce

  • Place of death

    Concord New Hampshire

  • Location of remains

    Concord New Hampshire

  • Cause of death

    Cirrhosis of the Liver

    Cirrhosis of the Liver

  • About their funeral

    Upon his death, Grant arranged for “suitable military and naval honors” for Pierce’s funeral and, in keeping with tradition, ordered flags flown at half-staff on all federal buildings.

James Buchanan

James Buchanan Apr 23, 1791 - Jun 1, 1869
  • Age at death

    77 y.o

  • In office

    1857-1861

  • Spouse

    (never married)

  • Place of death

    Lancaster Pennsylvania

  • Location of remains

    Lancaster Pennsylvania

  • Cause of death

    Respiratory Failure & Gout

    Respiratory Failure & Gout

  • About their funeral

    Buchanan caught a cold in May 1868, which quickly worsened due to his advanced age. He died on June 1, 1868, from respiratory failure at the age of 77 at his home at Wheatland and was interred in Woodward Hill Cemetery in Lancaster.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Feb 12, 1809 - Apr 15, 1865
  • Age at death

    56 y.o

  • In office

    1861-1865

  • Spouse

    Mary Todd Lincoln

  • Place of death

    Washington D.C.

  • Location of remains

    Springfield Illinois

  • Cause of death

    Gunshot

    Gunshot

  • About their funeral

    Upon each stop of the train, Lincoln’s coffin was taken off the train, placed on an elaborately decorated horse-drawn hearse and led by solemn processions to a public building for viewing. In cities as large as Columbus, Ohio, and as small as Herkimer, New York, thousands of mourners flocked to pay tribute to the slain president. In Philadelphia, Lincoln’s body lay in state on in the east wing of Independence Hall, the same site where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Newspapers reported that people had to wait more than five hours to pass by the president’s coffin in some cities.

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson Dec 29, 1808 - Jul 31, 1875
  • Age at death

    66 y.o

  • In office

    1865-1869

  • Spouse

    Eliza McCardle Johnson

  • Place of death

    Elizabethton Tennessee

  • Location of remains

    Greenville Tennessee

  • Cause of death

    Stroke

    Stroke

  • About their funeral

    The Masonic horse service will be performed- in the Court House. During this service, the procession—other than the Masonic portion—will be formed on Main Street under charge of H. H. Ingersoll, Chief Marshal. After the service the body will be taken from the Court-House, attending down Main Street and up Ridge Street, one half mile South West to the place of burial chosen by the Ex-President and known as "Johnson's Hill," where the Masonic Funeral service will be performed.

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant Apr 27, 1822 - Jul 23, 1885
  • Age at death

    63 y.o

  • In office

    1869-1877

  • Spouse

    Julia Dent Grant

  • Place of death

    Wilton New York

  • Location of remains

    New York New York

  • Cause of death

    Throat Cancer

    Throat Cancer

  • About their funeral

    As Ulysses S. Grant's funeral procession made its way through New York City on August 8, 1885, it seemed everyone in the city was watching. Crowds packed every square inch of available viewing space on the ground, and buildings were draped in black in Grant's honor.

Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes Oct 4, 1822 - Jan 17, 1893
  • Age at death

    70 y.o

  • In office

    1877-1881

  • Spouse

    Lucy Webb Hayes

  • Place of death

    Fremont Ohio

  • Location of remains

    Fremont Ohio

  • Cause of death

    Heart Disease

    Heart Disease

  • About their funeral

    Hayes' procession was led by Ohio Governor William McKinley, and Pres. Elect Grover Cleveland to his interment at Oakwood Cemetery

James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield Nov 19, 1831 - Sep 19, 1881
  • Age at death

    49 y.o

  • In office

    1881

  • Spouse

    Lucretia Rudolph Garfield

  • Place of death

    Elberon New Jersey

  • Location of remains

    Cleveland Ohio

  • Cause of death

    Septic Shock Due to Gun Shot

    Septic Shock Due to Gun Shot

  • About their funeral

    On September 21, the coffin containing the remains of the president arrived in Washington in an elaborately decorated funeral car and was borne by honor guard from the station to the Capitol rotunda. Laden with flowers, and adorned with stuffed doves of peace, 100,000 mourners viewed the coffin over several days. Garfield was taken to Cleveland, Ohio, for burial on September 26, 1881.

Chester A. Arthur

Chester A. Arthur Oct 5, 1829 - Nov 18, 1886
  • Age at death

    56 y.o

  • In office

    1881-1885

  • Spouse

    Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur

  • Place of death

    New York New York

  • Location of remains

    Albany New York

  • Cause of death

    Stroke

    Stroke

  • About their funeral

    On November 22, a private funeral was held at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City, attended by President Cleveland and ex-President Hayes, among other notables. Arthur was buried with his family members and ancestors in the Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York.

Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland Mar 18, 1837 - Jun 24, 1908
  • Age at death

    71 y.o

  • In office

    1885-1889 & 1893-1897

  • Spouse

    Frances Folsom Cleveland

  • Place of death

    Princeton New Jersey

  • Location of remains

    Princeton New Jersey

  • Cause of death

    Coronary Sclerosis

    Coronary Sclerosis

  • About their funeral

    President Roosevelt wired Mrs. Cleveland he had abandoned his trip to the New London boat races to attend the funeral, if it is either Thursday, Friday or Sunday, but that men were coming to Washington for an engagement Saturday he could not break.

Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison Aug 20, 1833 - Mar 13, 1901
  • Age at death

    67 y.o

  • In office

    1889-1893

  • Spouse

    Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison & Mary Lord Harrison (Mary was never a First Lady)

  • Place of death

    Indianapolis Indiana

  • Location of remains

    Indianapolis Indiana

  • Cause of death

    Pneumonia

    Pneumonia

  • About their funeral

    The poet James Whitcomb Riley, in his funeral eulogy for Harrison, depicted the dead President as a man both fearless and just. Years later, the American intellectual Henry Adams spoke of Harrison as the best President since Lincoln. Harrison was buried next to his first wife at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. He left the bulk of his estate, valued at about $400,000, to his second wife, whom he had married after leaving the White House, and their four-year-old daughter.

William McKinley

William McKinley Jan 29, 1843 - Sep 14, 1901
  • Age at death

    58 y.o

  • In office

    1897-1901

  • Spouse

    Ida Saxton McKinley

  • Place of death

    Buffalo New York

  • Location of remains

    Princeton New Jersey

  • Cause of death

    Gunshot

    Gunshot

  • About their funeral

    McKinley's funeral train arrived in Washington, D.C., in the evening of Monday, September 16, 1901. The coffin was lifted out of the palace car and taken to the East Room, where an honor guard surrounded it through the night. It was banked in flowers.

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Oct 27, 1858 - Jan 6, 1919
  • Age at death

    60 y.o

  • In office

    1901-1909

  • Spouse

    Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

  • Place of death

    Oyster Bay New York

  • Location of remains

    Canton Ohio

  • Cause of death

    Coronary embolism & Rheumatism

    Coronary embolism & Rheumatism

  • About their funeral

    Roosevelt’s coffin, draped with Rough Rider flags, lay in the North Room before his funeral Jan. 8. Quentin’s favorite prayer was read, and the cortège headed to Christ Church in Oyster Bay, where 500 mourners waited. Among them were former President William Howard Taft and future President Warren G. Harding, Vice President Thomas Marshall and New York Gov. Al Smith.

William H. Taft

William H. Taft Sep 15, 1857 - Mar 8, 1930
  • Age at death

    72 y.o

  • In office

    1909-1912

  • Spouse

    Helen Herron Taft

  • Place of death

    Washington D.C.

  • Location of remains

    Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Virginia

  • Cause of death

    Heart Disease

    Heart Disease

  • About their funeral

    Three days following his death, on March 11, he became the first president and first member of the Supreme Court to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. James Earle Fraser sculpted his grave marker out of Stony Creek granite.

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson Dec 28, 1856 - Feb 3, 1924
  • Age at death

    67 y.o

  • In office

    1913-1921

  • Spouse

    Ellen Axson Wilson & Edith Bolling Galt Wilson

  • Place of death

    Washington D.C.

  • Location of remains

    Washington National Cathedral, Washington Virginia

  • Cause of death

    Stroke

    Stroke

  • About their funeral

    Following the custom of the era for widows, Edith had remained behind at Sagamore Hill with her daughters and other Roosevelt women to read through the funeral service that would be given at the church.

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding Nov 2, 1865 - Aug 2, 1923
  • Age at death

    57 y.o

  • In office

    1921-1923

  • Spouse

    Florence Kling Harding

  • Place of death

    San Fransisco California

  • Location of remains

    Marion Ohio

  • Cause of death

    Cerebral Hemorrhage

    Cerebral Hemorrhage

  • About their funeral

    The stunning news of President Harding's death came to the White House by telephone on August 2, 1923. Later that afternoon the funeral train departed for Marion, Ohio, where a final funeral service was held on August 10, 1923.

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge Jul 4, 1872 - Jan 5, 1933
  • Age at death

    60 y.o

  • In office

    1923-1929

  • Spouse

    Grace Goodhue Coolidge

  • Place of death

    Northampton Massachusetts

  • Location of remains

    Plymouth Vermont

  • Cause of death

    Heart Attack

    Heart Attack

  • About their funeral

    Poetry played a large role in Calvin Coolidge’s funeral. The former president was remembered and honored in a short ceremony that lasted a brief 22 minutes and featured all of two hymns, prayers, and reading of Scripture, which included more poetry in Psalms 46 and 121. At the gravesite, a few brief words and a poem by Robert Richardson, and that was all. The funeral featured little pomp and circumstance, and it was not held in Washington, Boston, or New York but rather in his adopted home town of Northampton.

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover Aug 10, 1874 - Oct 20, 1964
  • Age at death

    90 y.o

  • In office

    1923-1933

  • Spouse

    Lou Henry Hoover

  • Place of death

    New York New York

  • Location of remains

    West Branch Iowa

  • Cause of death

    Internal Bleeding

    Internal Bleeding

  • About their funeral

    Hoover was honored with a state funeral in which he lay in state in the United States Capitol rotunda. Then, on October 25, he was buried in West Branch, Iowa, near his presidential library and birthplace on the grounds of the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Afterwards, Hoover's wife, Lou Henry, who had been buried in Palo Alto, California, following her death in 1944, was re-interred beside him.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt Jan 30, 1882 - Apr 12, 1945
  • Age at death

    63 y.o

  • In office

    1933-1945

  • Spouse

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Place of death

    Warm Springs Georgia

  • Location of remains

    Hyde Park New York

  • Cause of death

    Cerebral Hemorrhage

    Cerebral Hemorrhage

  • About their funeral

    The Ferdinand Magellan train returned the president to Washington on April 14 and his coffin was carried on a caisson in a military procession from Union Station to the White House. At least a 500,000 people watched silently in the hot April sun. The coffin was brought into the East Room where it would remain for about five hours. Hundreds of mourners gathered in the East Room where he lay in state. Thousands more gathered outside along the iron fences. After a simple funeral service the caisson returned to Union Station and the coffin was placed aboard a train to be taken for burial at Hyde Park, New York.

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman May 8, 1884 - Dec 26, 1972
  • Age at death

    88 y.o

  • In office

    1945-1953

  • Spouse

    Bess Wallace Truman

  • Place of death

    Kansas City Montana

  • Location of remains

    Independence Missouri

  • Cause of death

    Organ Failure

    Organ Failure

  • About their funeral

    The funeral service and burial were officially classified as affairs of state. Because Mr. Truman's widow, Bess, is 87 years old, other members of the family asked that the rites be kept as simple as possible, and that only a limited number of guests be invited. The result was a ceremony of considerable military dignity and formality but one attended mostly by the former President's hometown friends rather than by world and national dignitaries.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower Oct 14, 1890 - Mar 28, 1969
  • Age at death

    78 y.o

  • In office

    1953-1961

  • Spouse

    Mamie Doud Eisenhower

  • Place of death

    Washington D.C.

  • Location of remains

    Abilene Kansas

  • Cause of death

    Heart Failure

    Heart Failure

  • About their funeral

    That evening, Eisenhower's body was placed onto a special funeral train for its journey from the nation's capital through seven states to his hometown of Abilene, Kansas. First incorporated into President Abraham Lincoln's funeral in 1865, a funeral train would not be part of a U.S. state funeral again until 2018. Eisenhower is buried inside the Place of Meditation, the chapel on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Center in Abeline. As requested, he was buried in a Government Issue casket, and wearing his World War II uniform, decorated with: Army Distinguished Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. Buried alongside Eisenhower are his son Doud, who died at age 3 in 1921, and wife Mamie, who died in 1979.

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy May 29, 1917 - Nov 22, 1963
  • Age at death

    46 y.o

  • In office

    1961-1963

  • Spouse

    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

  • Place of death

    Dallas Texas

  • Location of remains

    Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Virginia

  • Cause of death

    Gunshot

    Gunshot

  • About their funeral

    The body of President Kennedy was brought back to Washington soon after his death and was placed in the East Room of the White House for 24 hours. On the Sunday after the assassination, his flag-draped coffin was carried on a horse-drawn caisson to the U.S. Capitol to lie in state. Throughout the day and night, hundreds of thousands lined up to view the guarded casket. Representatives from over 90 countries attended the state funeral on Monday, November 25. After the Requiem Mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral, the late president was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson Aug 27, 1908 - Jan 22, 1973
  • Age at death

    64 y.o

  • In office

    1963-1969

  • Spouse

    Lady Bird Johnson

  • Place of death

    Gillespie Co. Texas

  • Location of remains

    Stonewall Texas

  • Cause of death

    Heart Attack

    Heart Attack

  • About their funeral

    President Johnson’s body lay in state at the LBJ Library in Austin, and then in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. President Johnson’s funeral at the LBJ Ranch took place on the cold and rainy day of January 25, 1973. He once told Mrs. Johnson, "When I die I don’t just want our friends who can come in their private planes. I want the men in their pickup trucks and the women whose slips hang down below their dresses to be welcome, too...." Hundreds of people attended the funeral, which was conducted by Reverend Billy Graham.

Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Nixon Jan 9, 1913 - Apr 22, 1994
  • Age at death

    81 y.o

  • In office

    1969-1974

  • Spouse

    Pat Nixon

  • Place of death

    New York New York

  • Location of remains

    Yorba Linda California

  • Cause of death

    Stroke

    Stroke

  • About their funeral

    His body was transported to the Nixon Library and laid in repose. A public memorial service was held on April 27, attended by world dignitaries and all five living Presidents of the United States, the first time that five U.S. presidents attended the funeral of another president. Nixon's state funeral is unique among recent presidential state funerals in that, in accordance with his own wishes, none of the elements of the state ceremonies occurred in the nation's capital.

Gerald R. Ford

Gerald R. Ford Jul 14, 1913 - Dec 26, 2006
  • Age at death

    93 y.o

  • In office

    1974-1977

  • Spouse

    Betty Ford

  • Place of death

    Rancho Mirage California

  • Location of remains

    Grand Rapids Michigan

  • Cause of death

    Arteriosclerosis

    Arteriosclerosis

  • About their funeral

    The state funeral service took place at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, December 30, 2006, with further funeral services on January 2 at Washington National Cathedral and on January 3 at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids. In addition, private services were conducted with Mrs. Ford and the family at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California, and at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mrs. Ford and her family also received approximately 300 invited guests at a December 29 visitation at St. Margaret's Church.

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan Feb 06, 1911 - Jun 5, 2004
  • Age at death

    93 y.o

  • In office

    1981-1989

  • Spouse

    Nancy Reagan

  • Place of death

    Los Angeles California

  • Location of remains

    Simi Valley California

  • Cause of death

    Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's Disease

  • About their funeral

    Reagan's casket was transported by hearse and displayed at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, then flown to Washington, D.C. on June 9 for a service, public viewing and tributes at the U.S. Capitol.

George H. W. Bush

George Bush Jun 12, 1924 - Nov 30, 2018
  • Age at death

    94 y.o

  • In office

    1989-1993

  • Spouse

    Barbara Bush

  • Place of death

    Houston Texas

  • Location of remains

    Presidential Library at Texas A&M

  • Cause of death

    Vascular Parkinsonism & Natural Body Detioration

    Vascular Parkinsonism & Natural Body Detioration

  • About their funeral

    On the morning of December 3, 2018, the casket carrying Bush's remains was moved from Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home in Houston to a waiting hearse which then proceeded along a specially closed stretch of Interstate 610 to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base. The hearse was escorted by Houston Police Department motorcycle outriders and arrived on the runway by approximately 11:45 a.m. Central Standard Time.