Of all the graves to look for, no category is more interesting then Presidents of the United States. Since George Washington was inaugurated in 1788, there have been 43 presidents. Of those 43, five are still alive (39 - Jimmy Carter, 41 - George H.W. Bush, 42 - Bill Clinton, 43 - George W. Bush and of course our current president 44 - Barack Obama). This means there are 38 to look for.

    To date, I have 33 Dead Presidents. That's over 85% of them. I got Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan in July of 2010 during a trip to California. A few months earlier, in April of 2010 during a trip to San Antonio, I got LBJ. I got the 30th, Andrew Johnson, in March of 2009 in Greeneville, Tennessee. I got two of them, James K. Polk and Andrew Jackson, in Nashville in April of 2007. I picked up FIVE during the summer of 2005 on a trip to the Midwest. I got Rutherford B. Hayes and Warren G. Harding in Ohio, Benjamin Harrison in Indiana, Abe Lincoln in Illinois and Herbert Hoover in Iowa. That still leaves five to go.

    If you want to see one in particular, click on his name below. The ones in BLUE are Dead Presidents I visited. The one's in BLACK are on my To-Get list. Once in a page, you can either return here to pick who you want see or scroll from one to another.


George Washington

James Knox Polk

Chester A. Arthur

Franklin D. Roosevelt

John Adams

Zachary Taylor

Grover Cleveland

Harry S. Truman

Thomas Jefferson

Millard Fillmore

Benjamin Harrison

Dwight D. Eisenhower

James Madison

Franklin Pierce

William McKinley

John F. Kennedy

James Monroe

James Buchanan

Theodore Roosevelt

Lyndon B. Johnson

John Quincy Adams

Abraham Lincoln

William Taft

Richard M. Nixon

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Johnson

Woodrow Wilson

Gerald R. Ford

Martin Van Buren

Ulysses S. Grant

Warren G. Harding

 Ronald W. Reagan

William Henry Harrison

Rutherford B. Hayes

Calvin Coolidge


John Tyler

James Garfield

Herbert Hoover





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        He wasn't president of the United States, but he was a president, so I will include him separately. Jefferson Davis was the President of the Confederate States of America. Since he was the only one, it doesn't seem logical to create a separate website just for him (DPOTCS? - sounds odd).

Jefferson Davis


December 26, 2006
 Mrs. Betty Ford issued the following statement from her home in Rancho Mirage, California:

 "My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald R. Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, has passed away at 93 years of age. His was a life filled with love of God, his family, and his country."





Reagan.jpgJune 5, 2004.

Mrs. Ronald Reagan issued the following statement from her home in Los Angeles:

"My family and I would like the world to know that President Ronald Reagan has passed away after ten years of Alzheimer's, at 93 years of age. We appreciate everyone's prayers over the years."

            Memorials were held initially near Reagan's home and at his presidential library. On June 7, Reagan's body was removed from the funeral home and driven by hearse to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley and placed in the lobby of the library to lie in repose. In all, about 105,000 visited the Reagan Presidential Library to see the casket.
            On June 9, Reagan's casket was removed from the presidential library and was then flown to Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. on Air Force One. It was removed from the plane, driven by hearse in a simple procession through the Maryland and Virginia suburbs and into Washington D.C. and onto Constitution Avenue. Right by the Ellipse near the White House, Reagan's body was transferred to a caisson, drawn by seven black horses, for the procession to Capitol Hill. Military units escorted the caisson as it made its way to the sounds of muffled drums. Behind the caisson came the rider less horse, named Sgt. York, with Reagan's boots reversed in the stirrups. The caisson paused at 4th and Constitution, where 21 Air Force F-15's flew over in missing man formation.
            On Capitol Hill, Reagan's casket was carried up the west front steps and was placed under the rotunda, where it lay in state on Abraham Lincoln's catafalque. After the dignitaries paid their respects, the doors of the Capitol were opened to the public, who passed by the casket at a rate of about 5,000 an hour, where in all 104,684 paid their respects.
            On June 11, the casket was taken to the Washington National Cathedral for the State Funeral (the first since that of LBJ in 1973). About 4,000 people gathered at the cathedral for the service, including President Bush, former presidents Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Foreign dignitaries from 165 nations attended. The dignitaries included 36 past and present heads of state and government, including Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair, German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Jordan's King Abdullah along with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. Leading the dignitaries were former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, former Polish president Lech Wałęsa, former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney and Prince Charles (representing Queen Elizabeth II).
            After the funeral, Reagan's casket was transported back to California for interment at the Reagan Presidential Library. The three surviving Reagan children gave final eulogies at the interment ceremony.




June 12, 1924 - George H. W. Bush

July 6, 1946 - George W. Bush

August 4, 1961 - Barack Obama

August 19, 1946 - Bill Clinton

October 1, 1924 - Jimmy Carter




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Lamb, Brian and the C-SPAN Staff, Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb, Washington D.C., National Cable Satellite Corporation, 2000.

McPherson, James M., To the Best of My Ability. New York, DK Publishing, 2001.

Warner, Era J., Generals in Blue - Lives of the Union Commanders. Baton Rouge and London, Louisiana University Press, 1992.

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