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There are a number of people who have passed away while living or working in the Executive Mansion. The below list includes all known deaths in the White House, of individuals in the First Family, related to the First Family, or part of the network of civil servants working at the White House.

  • April 4, 1841 - President William Henry Harrison
  • September 10, 1842 - First Lady Letitia Tyler
  • July 9, 1850 - President Zachary Taylor
  • February 20, 1862 - Willie Lincoln, Son of Abraham Lincoln
  • December 15, 1873 - Fredrick Dent, First Lady Julia Grant's father
  • January 1, 1883 - Elisha Hunt Allen, Minster of the Kingdom of Hawaii to the United States
  • October 25, 1892 - First Lady Caroline Harrison
  • August 6, 1914 - First Lady Ellen Wilson
  • December 5, 1950 - Charles G. Ross, White House Press Secretary
  • December 5, 1952 - Margaret Wallace, First Lady Bess Truman's mother

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