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Several U.S. presidents had military service in war time and would have killed men in battle, other than that the answer is no.

Other Points to consider:President Andrew Jackson, Duel with Charles Dickinson 1806

Andrew Jackson challenged Charles Dickinson, a lawyer, to a duel for having maligned the character of Mrs. Jackson and for a misunderstanding following cancellation of an important horse race. The two squared off with pistols at the customary eight paces in a popular forest clearing in Harrison's Mill, Kentucky in 1806. Dickinson got off the first shot...a direct hit into Jackson's breast that raised dust from his coat as the bullet entered. Andrew Jackson remained so stiff that Dickinson stumbled back in sheer disbelief. At the angry shouts of Jackson's second.... demanding to return to his mark, Dickinson complied and returned to his position. Although it was commonplace for a man in Jackson's position to spare the life of his opponent by firing into the air, Jackson chose otherwise. Jackson fired his pistol. The ball penetrated Dickinson's abdomen and exited the other side... killing him instantly. The future president simply walked off the field... feet sloshing in blood that drained from his chest. Dickinson's bullet had lodged too close to Jackson's heart to be removed safely. Jackson would carry it to his grave.(S.Menzel)

Jefferson's VP (does this count?)

Dueling was a common way to kill someone in the 1800s. Another famous duel, perhaps more famous than Jackson's, happened in 1804 between Jefferson's Vice President Aaron Burr and former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Burr was angry at Hamilton for standing in the way of the advancement of his career, and challenged him to a duel. People still argue about exactly what happened, but Burr shot Hamilton, and his bullet killed him. Because Hamilton died in New York, but the duel was in New Jersey, the charges were dropped. Later, however, Burr would be tried for treason.

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Andrew Jackson fought 13 duels. Mostly defending his wife from chargest of being maried to multiple men at the same time.. His most famous duel and one not involveing Jackson's wife was against a Charles Dickinson. In 1805 Dickinson question the manor in which Jackson had honored a wager on a horse race. Jackson challenged Dickenson to a duel. Dickenson himself was considered one of the best shots in the territory and someone who had already won several duels. What made the duel so famous at the time was Jackson's strategy. Jackson decided he wasn't as good a shot as Dickenson and improvised a strategy so that he would win. Jackson stood and pointed his weapon at Dickenson and did not fire. Hoping Dickenson would rush his shot off. Which Dickenson did. Jackson was hit in the chest but lived. Jackson then slowly took his time, steadied himself, and shot Dickenson in the chest killing him. Coarse Jackson didn't really need a gun to dispatch folks. Once a man named Richard Lawrence approached Jackson with two pistols to do him harm. For some reason both pistols misfired, Jackson beet the man into submission with his cane.

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