America's Aging Leaders - 14 Presidents Before And After Office

RealClear Staff

            

Stress can really do wonders on a person.

How difficult is it being the President of the United States? It turns out that you can probably tell just by looking into the faces of 14 men that have taken on the task. 

1. Abraham Lincoln in 1861 vs. 1865.

2. Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 vs. 1945.

FDR's aging appearance is also linked to his rapidly declining health during his later presidential terms.

3. Harry Truman in 1945 vs. 1953.

4. Dwight Eisenhower in 1953 vs. 1961.

5. John F. Kennedy in 1961 vs. 1963.

6. Lyndon Johnson in 1963 vs. 1969.

7. Richard Nixon in 1969 vs. 1973.

8. Gerald Ford in 1974 vs. 1977.

9. Jimmy Carter in 1977 vs. 1981.

10. Ronald Reagan in 1981 vs. 1989.

11. George H. W. Bush in 1989 vs. 1992.

12. Bill Clinton in 1993 vs. 2001.

13. George W. Bush in 2001 vs. 2008.

14. Barack Obama in 2008 vs. 2014.

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