Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rare Photograph of Five U. S. Presidents and First Ladies

The highest number of US Presidents alive at the same time has been six. This has occurred twice.
Until the death of Nixon on April 22, 1994, Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, G.H.W. Bush and Clinton were alive. President Nixon passed in 1994, leaving five. The five and their wives are pictured above at President Nixon's funeral.

The number increased to six again with the inauguration of President G.W. Bush in 2001, until President Reagan's death in 2004.

It is rare to see five presidents in a photograph. I have two other such photographs.  I do not recall seeing a five presidents photographed with First Ladies included, as is the case above.  There has never been a photograph of six living Presidents together to my knowledge.

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