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.

aging presidents - Jimmy Carter 1980
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Library of Congress

Compare that earlier picture to this one of President Carter on April 7, 1980, during his last year in office. Carter was 55 years old in this photo.


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