- At 77 years and 332 days, James Madison was the oldest president when his mother, Eleanor, died at age 98.
- John Tyler was the youngest president to lose his mother - 7 years and 17 days.
- Three presidents died before their mother - James K. Polk, James A. Garfield, and John F. Kennedy.
- John Adams was the first president whose mother lived long enough to see him become president.
- James Madison's mother was the first to live through his son's entire term in office.
- When Herbert Hoover's mother died when he was 9 years and 196 days old he became the youngest president to lose both parents.
- The average age of a president at the passing of their mother is about 42 years old.
- * indicates the exact date of death is not known. These are estimates.
|Rank||#||President||Age at Mother's Death|
|1||4||James Madison||77 years 332 days|
|2||43||George W. Bush||71 years 285 days|
|3||41||George H. W. Bush||68 years 160 days|
|4||46||Joe Biden||67 years 49 days|
|5||33||Harry S. Truman||63 years 79 days|
|6||2||John Adams||61 years 170 days|
|7||18||Ulysses S. Grant||61 years 14 days|
|8||32||Franklin D. Roosevelt||59 years 220 days|
|9||39||Jimmy Carter||59 years 29 days|
|10||1||George Washington||57 years 185 days|
|11||34||Dwight D. Eisenhower||55 years 332 days|
|12||25||William McKinley||54 years 317 days|
|13||37||Richard M. Nixon||54 years 264 days|
|14||38||Gerald R. Ford||54 years 65 days|
|15||45||Donald J. Trump||54 years 54 days|
|16||40||Ronald Reagan||51 years 169 days|
|17||6||John Quincy Adams||51 years 109 days|
|18||27||William H. Taft||50 years 84 days|
|19||36||Lyndon B. Johnson||50 years 16 days|
|20||42||Bill Clinton||47 years 140 days|
|21||17||Andrew Johnson||47 years 46 days|
|22||22 & 24||Grover Cleveland||45 years 117 days|
|23||29||Warren G. Harding||44 years 199 days|
|24||19||Rutherford B. Hayes||44 years 16 days|
|25||15||James Buchanan||42 years 21 days|
|26||21||Chester A. Arthur||39 years 103 days|
|27||12||Zachary Taylor||38 years 19 days|
|28||44||Barack Obama||34 years 95 days|
|29||8||Martin Van Buren||34 years 73 days|
|30||14||Franklin Pierce||34 years 14 days|
|31||3||Thomas Jefferson||32 years 353 days|
|32||28||Woodrow Wilson||31 years 108 days|
|33||13||Millard Fillmore||31 years 85 days|
|34||26||Theodore Roosevelt||25 years 110 days|
|35||9||William Henry Harrison||19 years 142 days *|
|36||23||Benjamin Harrison||16 years 360 days|
|37||5||James Monroe||15 years 248 days *|
|38||7||Andrew Jackson||14 years 232 days|
|39||30||Calvin Coolidge||12 years 253 days|
|40||16||Abraham Lincoln||9 years 235 days|
|41||31||Herbert Hoover||9 years 196 days|
|42||10||John Tyler||7 years 17 days|
|-||11||James K. Polk||Died before mother|
|-||20||James A. Garfield||Died before mother|
|-||35||John F. Kennedy||Died before mother|
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