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Ronald Reagan is the only sitting {in office}US President to survive an assassination attempt after being wounded.

I should say that Teddy Roosevelt was also shot, and survived, but he was not in office at the time, and in the case of Andrew Jackson, the assassins pistols misfired, if not he very well may have been killed. There have been over a dozen attempts on other sitting presidents as well, but Regan is the only one to have actually been injured and survive. All other attempts were thwarted before the intended target was injured. Far more dramatic perhaps was the attempt on Harry Truman who was residing at Blair House while the White House was being renovated and was attacked by two armed Puerto Rican Nationalists. A White House Policeman lost his life in that attack and there were no deaths involved in the Reagan Assassination attempt. Perhaps because Hiinckley chose a less lethal weapon. Reagan was wounded by a ricochet of a 22 caliber bullet.

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JANUARY 30, 1835 Andrew Jackson Richard Lawrence's two bullets aimed at President Jackson misfired in Washington on Jan. 30, 1835. Lawrence was apprehended and later deemed insane and institutionalized.

OCTOBER 13, 1912 Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt in 1915. (Associated Press) President Roosevelt was shot at while about to give a speech in Milwaukee. During his speech, Roosevelt said, "It takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose." He survived the attack, and the bullet remained in his body until his death in 1919. The shooter, John F. Schrank, was found insane.

March 30, 1981, President Ronald Regan was shot along with several others by John Hinckley Jr.

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