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What US presidents had assassination attempts made on them?

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December 27, 2013 4:05AM

Besides the four presidents killed in office : Lincoln (1865), Garfield (1881), McKinley (1901) and Kennedy (1963). there have been 20 or more serious attempts on the lives of Presidents (and at least one ex-President, Theodore Roosevelt, who was shot while campaigning again in 1912).

Andrew Jackson was lucky to survive when both of the would-be assassins' pistols misfired. The Mayor of Chicago was shot and killed in 1933 while shaking hands with Franklin Roosevelt. More recently, Gerald Ford was attacked by two different women with guns 17 days apart in 1975. Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously wounded in 1981 but survived. A grenade was thrown at George W. Bush in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2005.

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