Number of Living Presidents through U.S. History

Sorry for the extreme delay in posting any sort of content.  We’ve both been absurdly busy with work!  I finally had a day off today and the thought popped into my brain:  at what point in history were the most U.S. Presidents alive at the same time?  So, I threw every President’s inauguration and death into a spreadsheet to see what it looked like.

Turns out, there have been three periods in U.S. history where 6 former and current U.S. Presidents have been alive:  3/4/1861 – 1/17/1862, 1/22/1993 – 4/21/1994, and 1/22/2001 – 6/5/2004.  Times were good to be a president in the first 70 years of the nations history and the last 50 years.  But from 1861 – 1974, they had a bit of a low survival rate. Continue reading