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Who was the first president to serve eight full years?


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January 14, 2013 9:40PM

Thomas Jefferson was first to be in office a full eight years, from 4 March 1801 to 4 March 1809. George Washington , the first president, served two full terms, but his first term started late and began on April 30 , instead of the intended March 4, date due to delays in the government set up, in this very first presidential election. Therefore his first term was a little short of four years and he did not serve a full eight years.