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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With less than a month left in his second term, President George W. Bush speaks on the phone with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad from his office at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, on Dec. 30, 2008. Bush was 62 when he left office.


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