9 terms

U.S. Vice Presidents Who Became President through Death or Resignation of the President

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John Tyler
Death of William Henry Harrison from illness after just 1 month in office
Millard Fillmore
Death of Zachary Taylor from illness during his 1st term in office (1 year, 4 months)
Andrew Johnson
Death of Abraham Lincoln by assassination (gunshot wound) at the beginning of his 2nd term in office (1 month into 2nd term)
Chester A. Arthur
Death of James A. Garfield by assassination (gunshot wound) less than a year into his 1st term in office (6 months)
Theodore Roosevelt
Death of William McKinley by assassination (gunshot wound) during his 2nd term in office (6 months into 2nd term)
Calvin Coolidge
Death of Warren G. Harding of illness (suspected heart attack) during his 1st term in office (2 years, 5 months)
Harry S. Truman
Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt of illness (cerebral hemorrhage) at the beginning of his 4th term in office (almost 3 months into 4th term)
Lyndon B. Johnson
Death of John F. Kennedy by assassination (gunshot wound) during his 1st term in office (2 years, 10 months)
Gerald R. Ford
Resignation of Richard M. Nixon (1 year, 6 months into 2nd term in office)