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Politicians by Age at Death

Politicians Who Died at Age 42

  42 years, 0 days: Edward B. Rodick (1859-1901)
  42 years, 11 days: Huey P. Long (1893-1935)
  42 years, 14 days: Bert Redmon (1892-1934)
  42 years, 19 days: Joseph William Chinn (1798-1840)
  42 years, 26 days: Thomas L. Harris (1816-1858)Pryor J. Foree (1858-1900)John J. Donovan, Jr. (1913-1955)
  42 years, 27 days: Ozro John Dodds (1840-1882)
  42 years, 30 days: Hezekiah C. Seymour (1811-1853)
  42 years, 34 days: Joseph Clay (1769-1811)
  42 years, 57 days: Edward Russell Maxwell (1793-1835)
  42 years, 59 days: Francis W. Cushman (1867-1909)
  42 years, 73 days: Charles W. Roark (1887-1929)
  42 years, 75 days: Isaac Bell, Jr. (1846-1889)
  42 years, 77 days: Button Gwinnett (1735-1777)
  42 years, 80 days: Edward Bell (1882-1924)
  42 years, 85 days: John Russell (1827-1869)
  42 years, 94 days: John W. Speakman (1900-1942)
  42 years, 95 days: Hugh A. Meade (1907-1949)
  42 years, 98 days: John Woodruff (1826-1868)
  42 years, 109 days: Gary Coleman (1968-2010)
  42 years, 113 days: Christopher P. Wolcott (1820-1863)
  42 years, 119 days: Cullen Curlee Arnett (1812-1854)
  42 years, 121 days: James Wilson (1825-1867)
  42 years, 125 days: T. Franklin Daniel (1900-1942)
  42 years, 129 days: Jonathan Nicoll Havens (1757-1799)
  42 years, 131 days: Stevens Thomson Mason (1760-1803)
  42 years, 132 days: George R. Patterson (1863-1906)H. F. Pat Patterson (1922-1965)
  42 years, 134 days: John W. Rainey (1880-1923)Charles R. Slaughter (1819-1862)
  42 years, 147 days: John J. Kamm (1835-1877)
  42 years, 149 days: Joel Childress (1777-1819)
  42 years, 151 days: William P. Whitlock (1884-1927)
  42 years, 168 days: W. A. Steel (1836-1879)
  42 years, 170 days: William Yerger Humphreys (1890-1933)
  42 years, 174 days: George W. Crabb (1804-1846)
  42 years, 184 days: Robert M. Allen (1877-1920)
  42 years, 188 days: Dewey William Johnson (1899-1941)
  42 years, 193 days: Henry W. Livingston (1768-1810)
  42 years, 195 days: Hiram C. Martin (1833-1876)
  42 years, 199 days: Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968)
  42 years, 203 days: Thomas Buck Reed (1787-1829)
  42 years, 204 days: Muscoe R. H. Garnett (1821-1864)
  42 years, 220 days: Adam W. Snyder (1799-1842)
  42 years, 225 days: Isaac D. Barnard (1791-1834)
  42 years, 230 days: Joshua Seney (1756-1798)
  42 years, 232 days: A. Bryan Leeper (1897-1939)
  42 years, 246 days: John Swegles, Jr. (1819-1861)
  42 years, 249 days: Thomas A. D. Fessenden (1826-1868)
  42 years, 257 days: Simon B. Marye (1825-1868)
  42 years, 260 days: Joseph Miller (1819-1862)
  42 years, 263 days: Yates Pennington (1871-1913)
  42 years, 273 days: Richard Higbie (1857-1900)
  42 years, 275 days: Richard D. Obenshain (1935-1978)
  42 years, 293 days: Augustus Drum (1815-1858)Victor Monroe (1813-1856)
  42 years, 298 days: Gad E. Upson (1823-1866)
  42 years, 299 days: John Berdan (1798-1841)
  42 years, 300 days: Daniel Duncan (1806-1849)Thomas E. Losee (1867-1910)
  42 years, 312 days: Peyton Sterling Wyatt (1804-1847)
  42 years, 316 days: Herbert F. Lemp (1884-1927)
  42 years, 326 days: George A. Anderson (1853-1896)
  42 years, 331 days: Timothy Barnhart (1956-1999)
  42 years, 342 days: Lansing Stout (1828-1871)
  42 years, 344 days: Stephen T. Hopkins (1849-1892)
  42 years, 353 days: Elias W. Bostwick (1828-1871)
  Approximately 42 years: Evan S. Alexander (c.1767-1809)William Grainger Blount (1784-1827)William C. C. Claiborne (1775-1817)Thomas Terry Davis (1765-1807)William Henry Hill (1767-1809)Isaac Leet (1801-1844)Hunter H. Moss, Jr. (1874-1916)Charles Ogle (1798-1841)Isaac Samuels Pennybacker (1805-1847)James Pindall (c.1783-1825)Robert Potter (c.1800-1842)Terence J. Quinn (1836-1878)Lon A. Scott (1888-1931)Turbutt Wright (1741-1783)Beverley Randolph (1754-1797)William Churchill Houston (c.1746-1788)Thomas W. Murray (1790-1832)James Willie (1823-1865)Chauncey M. Abbott (c.1821-1863)Ralph Cotton (1786-1828)George W. Terrell (1803-1846)Joseph Gardner (1752-1794)Murray Davis (c.1846-1888)Joseph Mayo (c.1960-2002)Hilda G. Claessens (c.1890-1932)Thomas Wharton (1735-1778)Joseph Baker (1804-1846)Alexander Asberry (1861-c.1903)McLin Lunday (c.1792-1834)Swan Nelson (1866-1908)David L. Brunstrom (1899-1941)William N. Taft (1847-1889)John W. Thomas (1878-1921)William B. Shields (1780-1823)William A. Kindred (c.1849-1891)Douglas P. Auclair (1871-1914)Edward Griffin Parker (c.1826-1868)John McKinney (1829-1871)
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