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Most administrations

This section lists those who lived during 25 or more Presidencies.

# Name Birth President Death President
26 Louisa Thiers 2 October 1814 James Madison 17 February 1926 Calvin Coolidge
Delina Filkins 4 May 1815 James Madison 4 December 1928 Calvin Coolidge
25 Anna Wheeler 5 March 1833 Andrew Jackson 18 December 1943 Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Note: All three lived during the presidencies of Grover Cleveland, who served two non-consecutive terms. Cleveland is only counted once in the tallies.

Chronology

Name Took Title Birth President Death President Number
Mollie Sneden 30 April 1789 13 January 1709 George Washington 31 January 1810 James Madison 4 Presidents
Edward Augustus Holyoke 31 January 1810 1 August 1728 George Washington 31 March 1829 Andrew Jackson 7 Presidents
Sampson Salter Blowers 31 March 1829 10 March 1742 George Washington 25 October 1842 John Tyler 10 Presidents
Laban Ainsworth 25 October 1842 19 July 1757 George Washington 17 March 1858 James Buchanan 15 Presidents
Lemuel Cook 17 March 1858 10 September 1759 George Washington 20 May 1866 Andrew Johnson 17 Presidents
John Gray 20 May 1866 6 January 1764 George Washington 29 March 1868 Ulysses Grant 18 Presidents
Henry Boehm 8 June 1775 28 December 1875
Hiram Cronk 28 December 1875 29 April 1800 John Adams 23 May 1905 Theodore Roosevelt 26 administrations
25 Presidents
Louisa Thiers 23 May 1905 2 October 1814 James Madison 17 February 1926 Calvin Coolidge 27 administrations
26 Presidents
Delina Filkins 17 February 1926 4 May 1815 James Madison 4 December 1928 Calvin Coolidge 27 administrations
26 Presidents
Anna Wheeler 4 December 1928 5 March 1833 Andrew Jackson 18 December 1943 Franklin D. Roosevelt 26 administrations
25 Presidents
Robert Alexander Early 18 December 1943 8 October 1849 Zachary Taylor 9 October 1960 Dwight Eisenhower 23 administrations
22 Presidents
Sylvester Melvin 9 October 1960 29 November 1851 Millard Fillmore 12 March 1962 John F. Kennedy 23 administrations
22 Presidents
Mary Kelly 12 March 1962 7 June 1851 Millard Fillmore 30 December 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 24 administrations
23 Presidents
Upon Kelly's death in 1964, King and Fullingim were the last Americans born during the Pierce administration. Both died during the L. B. Johnson administration and held the title at the same time until Fullingim's death in 1965.
James Madison King 30 December 1964 15 November 1854 Franklin Pierce 5 June 1967 Lyndon B. Johnson 23 administrations
22 Presidents
William Fullingim 7 July 1855 Franklin Pierce 6 August 1965 Lyndon B. Johnson 23 administrations
22 Presidents
Upon King's death in 1967, Fair and Moulthrop were the last Americans born during the Buchanan administration. Both died during the L. B. Johnson administration and held the title at the same time until Fair's death in March 1968.
Agnes Fair 5 June 1967 10 February 1858 James Buchanan 14 March 1968 Lyndon B. Johnson 22 administrations
21 Presidents
Alice Moulthrop 15 November 1858 James Buchanan 24 November 1968 Lyndon B. Johnson 22 administrations
21 Presidents
Upon Moultrop's death in 1968, there remained 6 Americans who were born during the Lincoln administration. 4 of them died during the L. B. Johnson administration and 2 died during the Ford administration.
Amanda Ricker 24 November 1968 30 December 1862 Abraham Lincoln 22 January 1973 Richard Nixon 22 administrations
21 Presidents
Harriet Jordan 10 February 1862 Abraham Lincoln 19 May 1973 Richard Nixon
Clarida Roy 19 October 1863 Abraham Lincoln 18 May 1974 Richard Nixon
Alta Dilley 21 May 1864 Abraham Lincoln 10 November 1974 Gerald Ford 23 administrations
22 Presidents
Louisa Froehlich 18 September 1864 Abraham Lincoln 16 April 1975 Gerald Ford
Mary Bittlebrun 19 March 1864 Abraham Lincoln 6 August 1976 Gerald Ford
Upon Bittlebrun's death in 1976, there remained 9 Americans who were born during the A. Johnson administration. 7 of them died during the Carter administration and 2 during the Reagan administration.
Eleze Waesche 6 August 1976 9 February 1867 Andrew Johnson 9 March 1977 Gerald Ford 23 administrations
22 Presidents
Joseph Hepworth 28 September 1867 Andrew Johnson 17 December 1977 Jimmy Carter
Alma Abernathy 7 December 1866 Andrew Johnson 31 January 1978 Jimmy Carter
Nellie Renne 26 October 1867 Andrew Johnson 13 April 1978 Jimmy Carter
Charlie Nelson 21 September 1867 Andrew Johnson 20 August 1978 Jimmy Carter
Hattie Stone 17 August 1867 Andrew Johnson 13 January 1980 Jimmy Carter
Alice Foote 21 September 1868 Andrew Johnson 14 June 1980 Jimmy Carter
Fannie Thomas 14 April 1867 Andrew Johnson 22 January 1981 Ronald Reagan 24 administrations
23 Presidents
Augustine Tessier 2 January 1869 Andrew Johnson 8 March 1981 Ronald Reagan
Upon Tessier's death in 1981, there remained 68 Americans who were born during the Grant administration. Of these, 66 died during the Reagan administration. The others are as follows:
Birdie May Vogt 8 March 1981 3 August 1876 Ulysses S. Grant 23 July 1989 George H. W. Bush 24 administrations
23 Presidents
Lucy Hannah 16 July 1875 Ulysses S. Grant 21 March 1993 William J. Clinton 25 administrations
24 Presidents
Upon Hannah's death in 1993, there remained 6 Americans who were born during the Hayes administration. All died during the Clinton administration.
Odie Matthews 21 March 1993 28 December 1878 Rutherford B. Hayes 14 April 1993 William J. Clinton 24 administrations
23 Presidents
Frederick Frazier 27 January 1880 14 June 1993
Zora Wriggle 24 February 1880 7 November 1993
Margaret Skeete 27 October 1878 7 May 1994
Wilhelmina Kott 7 March 1880 6 September 1994
Sarah Knauss 24 September 1880 30 December 1999
Knauss was the last living American born during the Hayes, Garfield, and Arthur administrations. Upon her death in 1999, there remained 29 Americans over the age of 110 who were born during the first Cleveland administration. Of these, 11 died during the Clinton administration and 18 during the G. W. Bush administration.
Mae Harrington 21 March 1993 20 January 1889 Grover Cleveland 29 December 2002 George W. Bush 22 administrations
21 Presidents
From here after, is listed the last living person who was born during that administration.
Emma Tillman 29 December 2002 22 November 1892 Benjamin Harrison 28 January 2007 George W. Bush 21 administrations
21 Presidents
Besse Cooper 28 January 2007 26 August 1896 Grover Cleveland 4 December 2012 Barack Obama 21 administrations
21 Presidents
Upon Cooper's death in 2012, there remained many Americans born during the McKinley administration. As of September 2, 2015, 1 is living and 1 is in limbo.
Susannah Mushatt Jones 4 December 2012 6 July 1899 William McKinley Living Living

As of September 2, 2015, there are 7 living Americans who were born during the Theodore Roosevelt administration.

Breaking the record again

Louisa Thiers and Delina Filkins lived during the terms of 26 Presidents. This number is much higher than most of the others due to the short tenures of some of the earlier Presidents. Both women lived during the Presidencies of W. H. Harrison, Garfield, Taylor, Harding, and Fillmore, 5 of the 7 Presidents who served less than 3 years. Ford and Grant also served less than 3 years.

Presently, there are 5 Americans living who were born during the McKinley administration. All lived during the tenure of 20 Presidents. In order to surpass Thiers and Filkins, they would need to live during the next 7 Presidencies. The "earliest" column estimates the earliest possible date of an inauguration (assuming there isn't any assassinations, death in office, or resignations). Each column estimates the age of a person born during a previous presidency. The ages in bold indicate brackets that have been reached by Americans (119 is the oldest).

Chart under construction

# President Earliest McKinley T. Roosevelt
45th President January 20, 2017 116—119 108—116
46th President January 20, 2021 120—123 117—125
47th President January 20, 2025 124—127
48th President January 20, 2029 128—131
49th President January 20, 2033 132—135
50th President January 20, 2037 136—139
51st President January 20, 2041 140—143

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