Four American presidents have been assassinated, but how many have survived assassination attempts?
#38773. Asked by The Artist. (Sep 14 03 5:10 AM)
Andrew Jackson (1835)|
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933) (as President-elect)
Harry S Truman (1950)
Gerald Ford (1975)
Ronald Reagan (1981)
In addition to those above listed at BelperJon's site, there are these:
Andrew Johnson (1865, as Vice President)
Those involved in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865 confessed to a plot that alegedly involved the killing of Vice President Andrew Johnson. The assailant given the task never followed through with the plan.
Teddy Roosevelt (as both President in 1902 and former President in 1912)
In 1912 John Schrank shot Roosevelt in Milwaukee just after he was introduced at the podium for a speech as the Bull Moose Party candidate for president. The bullet was slowed by his speech that was still folded in his breast pocket behind his glass case. The former President only suffered a surface wound and insisted on finishing his speech before going to the hospital. Schrank was committed to the Northern State Hospital for the insane in Oshkosh, WI and died in 1943.
Francisco Durran fired shots at the White House October 29, 1994 from the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Avenue. He was found guilty of attempted assassination of the president and sentenced to life imprisonment.
While it is true that four American Presidents were assassinated, there is one who survived the attempt only to die later with his death being blamed on the attempt itself. James Garfield was shot by Charles Giteau. The Doctors tending to him could not find the bullet and repeatedly probed the wound looking for it. when they did find it, it was in a non life threatening position but Garfield had developed an infection from the probing and died of complications related to the infection.|
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