When 20th January reaches, the United States will have one of the most controversial presidents – Donald Trump. Inauguration of the new president will take place by 12 noon and the country will have ushered in the oldest President in U.S. History, Business Insider reports.
Of all the past 44 U.S. presidents, their average age is 55 years. Mr. Trump will step in at the age of 70 years. Before Trump, Ronald Reagan was in position of the title, having come into power at 69 years during his swearing in 1981.
George H.W. Bush also stepped into power as one of the eldest presidents. He took office at the age of 64 and the history he established is quite an interesting one compared to the other presidents. On January 6th, he celebrated 72nd wedding anniversary to his wife Barbara thus becoming the longest married couple in the history of United States presidents.
Youngest U.S. President
Going onto the other side of the age scale, Theodore Roosevelt is the youngest president who came in after the assassination of President McKinley. He was 42 years at the time of his swearing in. 60 years later on, John F. Kennedy took power at 43 years, one year older than the youngest president.
Year President Age
2016 Donald Trump 70
1980 Ronald Reagan 69
2008 Barack Obama 47
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 46
1992 Bill Clinton 46
1960 John F. Kennedy 43
1901 Theodore Roosevelt 42
Theodore Roosevelt assumed office after President William McKinley was assassinated. He later on became the second youngest elected president in 1904 at 46, a month younger than Bill Clinton.