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Throughout American history, a two-term president is actually a rare thing. Only 12 of the 44 presidents have successfully fulfilled two or more full terms. The remainder have either lost reelection, resigned, been assassinated, died while in office or had another odd occurrence prevent them from serving the full time. 10 such presidents didn’t even fulfill a single full term.

William Henry Harrison – 31 days. Died in office.

James Garfield – 6 months, 16 days. Assassinated.

Zachary Taylor – 1 year, 4 months, 6 days. Died in office.

Warren G. Harding – 2 years, 4 months, 30 days. Died in office.

Gerald Ford – 2 years, 5 months, 12 days. Succession. Lost reelection.

Millard Fillmore – 2 years, 7 months, 24 days. Succession. Lost nomination.

John F. Kennedy – 2 years, 10 months, 3 days. Assassinated.

Chester A. Arthur – 3 years, 5 months, 14 days. Succession. Lost nomination.

Andrew Johnson – 3 years, 10 months, 21 days. Succession. Lost nomination.

John Tyler – 3 years, 11 months, 1 days. Succession. Lost nomination.

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