#USPresidents December 11

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Living US Presidents

Sometimes God piques my curiosity and two events occur; I learn something new and be humbled in the fact I don’t know much.

When George H. W Bush our 41st President died on Friday November 30, 2018 I was pretty sure that his death resulted in a historic moment.


I was confident prior to his death and after President Trump took office (January 2017) we had the most US Presidents alive at any one time in our history.

Well actually we have had four time periods where there have been 6 US Presidents alive at one time (the incumbent and five former presidents).

From January 2017 to November 30, 2018 we had Jimmy Carter, G. H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, G. W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.

6 presidents

The other three time periods when six presidents (the incumbent and five former presidents) were alive include:

From March 1861 to July 1862, when Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln were alive.

From January 1993 to April 1994, when six consecutive presidents, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, G. H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, were alive.

From January 2001 to June 2004, when six consecutive presidents, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, G. H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and G. W. Bush, were alive.

For most of us it is pretty amazing that we have lived thru three of these historical periods.



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