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The Last Words of U.S. Presidents

Last words have always held a fascination for me. This post quotes the last words of U.S. presidents. Most of the presidents lived to a ripe old age and their last words make it clear they were aware they were dying.

Some, like William Henry Harrison, must have carefully thought about the last message they wanted to share with the world. The last words of a few, such as Abraham Lincoln, Calvin Coolidge, and Jack Kennedy, were quite commonplace. Perhaps James Polk’s last words were the most beautiful.

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