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  Farewell Addresses
  
Washington & Jackson (pre-modern written)
   Truman - Obama (modern radio and television era)


President Date (click for text)  Time (EST) Location Words
Pre-modern Era: Publlished in Newspapers (not "speeches")
George Washington September 19, 1796 n/a (written) 6073
Andrew Jackson

March 4, 1837

n/a (written) 8247
Modern Era: Broadcast on Radio and Television
Harry S. Truman January 15, 1953 10:30 pm Oval Office 3748
Dwight D. Eisenhower

January 17, 1961

8:30 pm Oval Office 1843
John F. Kennedy none  
Lyndon B. Johnson *(1)

January 14, 1969

9:05 pm House Chamber 4146
Richard Nixon *(2) August 8, 1974 9:01 pm Oval Office 1796
Gerald R. Ford *(3) January 12, 1977 9:10 pm House Chamber 4724
Jimmy Carter January 14, 1981 9:00 pm Oval Office 2167
Ronald Reagan

January 11, 1989

9:02 pm Oval Office 3305
George Bush January 5, 1993 1:22 pm West Point 3298
William J. Clinton

January 18, 2001

8:00 pm Oval Office 1109
George W. Bush January 15, 2009 8:01 pm East Room 1862
Barack Obama

January 10, 2017

9:02 pm Chicago 4751

Notes:
(1) Lyndon B. Johnson chose to deliver a "State of the Union" Address as his farewell in 1969.
(2) Richard Nixon's resignation announcement is often considered to be his "farewell" address. The next day he delivered a farewell to the White House staff. Those remarks may be considered by some to be his "farewell", and although the remarks were broadcast to the nation, the remarks are directed to his staff. These remarks are available here: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=4325
(3) Gerald R. Ford chose to deliver a "State of the Union" Address as his farewell in 1977.

Citation: Gerhard Peters. "Presidential Farewell Addresses." The American Presidency Project. Ed. John T. Woolley and Gerhard Peters. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California. 1999-2017. Available from the World Wide Web: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/farewell_addresses.php.

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