How presidents have aged while in office

Published On: Sep 24 2012 10:20:28 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 04 2016 10:16:51 AM CDT

There's a saying that presidents age twice as fast while in office. With Thursday marking President Barack Obama's 55th birthday, take a look back over the past 60 years of U.S. presidents and judge for yourself how much the office aged them.

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Library of Congress

Dwight D. Eisenhower is seen here in a portrait taken sometime during 1952, the year in which he was elected to his first term as president. Eisenhower would have been either 61 or 62 depending on when this photo was taken in 1952.


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