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This is a list of United States Presidents by age. This table can be sorted to display United States Presidents by name, order of office, date of birth, age at inauguration, length of retirement, or lifespan. Age at inauguration is determined by the day a president assumed office, not the day of the election.

Two measures of longevity are given; this is to allow for the differing number of leap days occurring within the life of each President. The first figure is the number of days between date of birth and date of death, allowing for leap days; in parenthesis the same period given in years and days, with the years being the number of whole years the President lived, and the days being the remaining number of days after his last birthday. Where the president in question is still living, the longevity is calculated up to January 16, 2010.

Overview

The median age of accession is roughly 54 years and 11 months, which falls between Herbert Hoover (22nd youngest) and Lyndon B. Johnson (23rd). The youngest person to assume office by any means was Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt (age 42). Roosevelt became president following William McKinley's assassination. The youngest president elected to office was John F. Kennedy (age 43 years, 236 days). The oldest president to assume office was Ronald Reagan (age 69 years, 349 days).

The oldest living president is George H. W. Bush, born June 12, 1924. Jimmy Carter is the second-oldest, only 111 days younger than Bush. Carter was born October 1, 1924. The youngest living former president is Bill Clinton, born August 19, 1946, closely followed by George W. Bush, born the month before on July 6, 1946. The youngest living president is the incumbent, Barack Obama, born August 4, 1961.

The longest-lived president was Gerald Ford, who died at the age of 93 years and 165 days. Ronald Reagan was the second longest-lived, only 45 days short of Ford. The oldest living president, George H. W. Bush, will tie Reagan if he lives to October 10, 2017 and tie Ford if he lives to November 24, 2017. The shortest-lived president was John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated at the age of 46 years and 177 days. The shortest-lived president to die a natural death was James K. Polk, who died at the age of 53 years and 225 days.

Barack Obama became the fifth-youngest person inaugurated as President, at 47 years and 169 days old. Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Ulysses S. Grant, in that order, were younger than Obama when they took the oath of office; Grover Cleveland was about six months older (see table below).

United States of America Presidents' ages

#
President
Date of birth
Date of
inauguration
Age at
inauguration
End of
term
Length of
retirement
Date of death
Lifespan
1 Washington, GeorgeGeorge Washington 1732-02-22February 22, 1732(1732-02-22)[1] April 30, 1789 (1789-04-30) 57-067&0000000000000057.00000057 years, &0000000000000067.00000067 days March 4, 1797 (1797-03-04) 01,0151,015 days 1799-12-14December 14, 1799 24,767 days (&0000000000000067.00000067 years, &0000000000000295.000000295 days)
2 Adams, John John Adams 1735-10-30October 30, 1735(1735-10-30)[1] March 4, 1797 (1797-03-04) 61-125&0000000000000061.00000061 years, &0000000000000125.000000125 days March 4, 1801 (1801-03-04) 09,2539,253 days 1826-07-04July 4, 1826 33,119 days (&0000000000000090.00000090 years, &0000000000000247.000000247 days)
3 Jefferson, ThomasThomas Jefferson 1743-04-13April 13, 1743(1743-04-13)[1] March 4, 1801 (1801-03-04) 57-325&0000000000000057.00000057 years, &0000000000000325.000000325 days March 4, 1809 (1809-03-04) 06,3316,331 days 1826-07-04July 4, 1826 30,397 days (&0000000000000083.00000083 years, &0000000000000082.00000082 days)
4 Madison, JamesJames Madison 1751-03-16March 16, 1751(1751-03-16)[1] March 4, 1809 (1809-03-04) 57-353&0000000000000057.00000057 years, &0000000000000353.000000353 days March 4, 1817 (1817-03-04) 07,0567,056 days 1836-06-28June 28, 1836 31,150 days (&0000000000000085.00000085 years, &0000000000000104.000000104 days)
5 Monroe, JamesJames Monroe 1758-04-28April 28, 1758(1758-04-28) March 4, 1817 (1817-03-04) 58-310&0000000000000058.00000058 years, &0000000000000310.000000310 days March 4, 1825 (1825-03-04) 02,3132,313 days 1831-07-04July 4, 1831 26,729 days (&0000000000000073.00000073 years, &0000000000000067.00000067 days)
6 Adams, John QuincyJohn Quincy Adams 1767-07-11July 11, 1767(1767-07-11) March 4, 1825 (1825-03-04) 57-236&0000000000000057.00000057 years, &0000000000000236.000000236 days March 4, 1829 (1829-03-04) 06,9306,930 days 1848-02-23February 23, 1848 29,446 days (&0000000000000080.00000080 years, &0000000000000227.000000227 days)
7 Jackson, AndrewAndrew Jackson 1767-03-15March 15, 1767(1767-03-15) March 4, 1829 (1829-03-04) 61-354&0000000000000061.00000061 years, &0000000000000354.000000354 days March 4, 1837 (1837-03-04) 03,0183,018 days 1845-06-08June 8, 1845 28,574 days (&0000000000000078.00000078 years, &0000000000000085.00000085 days)
8 Van Buren, MartinMartin Van Buren 1782-12-05December 5, 1782(1782-12-05) March 4, 1837 (1837-03-04) 54-089&0000000000000054.00000054 years, &0000000000000089.00000089 days March 4, 1841 (1841-03-04) 07,8127,812 days 1862-07-24July 24, 1862 29,085 days (&0000000000000079.00000079 years, &0000000000000231.000000231 days)
9 Harrison, WilliamWilliam Henry Harrison 1773-02-09February 9, 1773(1773-02-09) March 4, 1841 (1841-03-04) 68-023&0000000000000068.00000068 years, &0000000000000023.00000023 days April 4, 1841 (1841-04-04) 00,000N/A[2] 1841-04-04April 4, 1841 24,890 days (&0000000000000068.00000068 years, &0000000000000054.00000054 days)
10 Tyler, JohnJohn Tyler 1790-03-29March 29, 1790(1790-03-29) April 4, 1841 (1841-04-04) 51-006&0000000000000051.00000051 years, &0000000000000006.0000006 days March 4, 1845 (1845-03-04) 06,1646,164 days 1862-01-18January 18, 1862 26,227 days (&0000000000000071.00000071 years, &0000000000000295.000000295 days)
11 Polk, JamesJames K. Polk 1795-11-02November 2, 1795(1795-11-02) March 4, 1845 (1845-03-04) 49-122&0000000000000049.00000049 years, &0000000000000122.000000122 days March 4, 1849 (1849-03-04) 00,103103 days 1849-06-15June 15, 1849 19,583 days (&0000000000000053.00000053 years, &0000000000000225.000000225 days)
12 Taylor, ZacharyZachary Taylor 1784-11-24November 24, 1784(1784-11-24) March 4, 1849 (1849-03-04) 64-100&0000000000000064.00000064 years, &0000000000000100.000000100 days July 9, 1850 (1850-07-09) 00,000N/A[2] 1850-07-09July 9, 1850 23,967 days (&0000000000000065.00000065 years, &0000000000000227.000000227 days)
13 Fillmore, MillardMillard Fillmore 1800-01-07January 7, 1800(1800-01-07) July 9, 1850 (1850-07-09) 50-183&0000000000000050.00000050 years, &0000000000000183.000000183 days March 4, 1853 (1853-03-04) 07,6747,674 days 1874-03-08March 8, 1874 27,088 days (&0000000000000074.00000074 years, &0000000000000060.00000060 days)
14 Pierce, FranklinFranklin Pierce 1804-11-23November 23, 1804(1804-11-23) March 4, 1853 (1853-03-04) 48-101&0000000000000048.00000048 years, &0000000000000101.000000101 days March 4, 1857 (1857-03-04) 04,6014,601 days 1869-10-08October 8, 1869 23,695 days (&0000000000000064.00000064 years, &0000000000000319.000000319 days)
15 Buchanan, JamesJames Buchanan 1791-04-23April 23, 1791(1791-04-23) March 4, 1857 (1857-03-04) 65-315&0000000000000065.00000065 years, &0000000000000315.000000315 days March 4, 1861 (1861-03-04) 02,6462,646 days 1868-06-01June 1, 1868 28,163 days (&0000000000000077.00000077 years, &0000000000000039.00000039 days)
16 Lincoln, AbrahamAbraham Lincoln 1809-02-12February 12, 1809(1809-02-12) March 4, 1861 (1861-03-04) 52-020&0000000000000052.00000052 years, &0000000000000020.00000020 days April 15, 1865 (1865-04-15) 00,000N/A[3] 1865-04-15April 15, 1865 20,516 days (&0000000000000056.00000056 years, &0000000000000062.00000062 days)
17 Johnson, AndrewAndrew Johnson 1808-12-29December 29, 1808(1808-12-29) April 15, 1865 (1865-04-15) 56-107&0000000000000056.00000056 years, &0000000000000107.000000107 days March 4, 1869 (1869-03-04) 02,3402,340 days 1875-07-31July 31, 1875 24,320 days (&0000000000000066.00000066 years, &0000000000000214.000000214 days)
18 Grant, UlyssesUlysses S. Grant 1822-04-27April 27, 1822(1822-04-27) March 4, 1869 (1869-03-04) 46-311&0000000000000046.00000046 years, &0000000000000311.000000311 days March 4, 1877 (1877-03-04) 03,0633,063 days 1885-07-23July 23, 1885 23,098 days (&0000000000000063.00000063 years, &0000000000000087.00000087 days)
19 Hayes, RutherfordRutherford B. Hayes 1822-10-04October 4, 1822(1822-10-04) March 4, 1877 (1877-03-04) 54-151&0000000000000054.00000054 years, &0000000000000151.000000151 days March 4, 1881 (1881-03-04) 04,3374,337 days 1893-01-17January 17, 1893 25,673 days (&0000000000000070.00000070 years, &0000000000000105.000000105 days)
20 Garfield, JamesJames A. Garfield 1831-11-19November 19, 1831(1831-11-19) March 4, 1881 (1881-03-04) 49-105&0000000000000049.00000049 years, &0000000000000105.000000105 days September 19, 1881 (1881-09-19) 00,000N/A[3] 1881-09-19September 19, 1881 18,202 days (&0000000000000049.00000049 years, &0000000000000304.000000304 days)
21 Arthur, ChesterChester A. Arthur 1829-10-05October 5, 1829(1829-10-05) September 19, 1881 (1881-09-19) 51-349&0000000000000051.00000051 years, &0000000000000349.000000349 days March 4, 1885 (1885-03-04) 00,624624 days 1886-11-18November 18, 1886 20,863 days (&0000000000000057.00000057 years, &0000000000000044.00000044 days)
22 Cleveland, GroverGrover Cleveland 1837-03-18March 18, 1837(1837-03-18) March 4, 1885 (1885-03-04)[4] 47-351&0000000000000047.00000047 years, &0000000000000351.000000351 days March 4, 1889 (1889-03-04) 05,5905,590 days[5] 1908-06-24June 24, 1908 26,030 days (&0000000000000071.00000071 years, &0000000000000098.00000098 days)
23 Harrison, BenjaminBenjamin Harrison 1833-08-20August 20, 1833(1833-08-20) March 4, 1889 (1889-03-04) 55-196&0000000000000055.00000055 years, &0000000000000196.000000196 days March 4, 1893 (1893-03-04) 02,9302,930 days 1901-03-13March 13, 1901 24,676 days (&0000000000000067.00000067 years, &0000000000000205.000000205 days)
24 Cleveland, GroverGrover Cleveland 1837-03-18March 18, 1837(1837-03-18) March 4, 1893 (1893-03-04)[4] 55-351&0000000000000055.00000055 years, &0000000000000351.000000351 days March 4, 1897 (1897-03-04) 05,5905,590 days[5] 1908-06-24June 24, 1908 26,030 days (&0000000000000071.00000071 years, &0000000000000098.00000098 days)
25 McKinley, WilliamWilliam McKinley 1843-01-29January 29, 1843(1843-01-29) March 4, 1897 (1897-03-04) 54-034&0000000000000054.00000054 years, &0000000000000034.00000034 days September 14, 1901 (1901-09-14) 00,000N/A[3] 1901-09-14September 14, 1901 21,412 days (&0000000000000058.00000058 years, &0000000000000228.000000228 days)
26 Roosevelt, TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt 1858-10-27October 27, 1858(1858-10-27) September 14, 1901 (1901-09-14) 42-322&0000000000000042.00000042 years, &0000000000000322.000000322 days March 4, 1909 (1909-03-04) 03,5953,595 days 1919-01-06January 6, 1919 21,985 days (&0000000000000060.00000060 years, &0000000000000071.00000071 days)
27 Taft, WilliamWilliam Howard Taft 1857-09-15September 15, 1857(1857-09-15) March 4, 1909 (1909-03-04) 51-170&0000000000000051.00000051 years, &0000000000000170.000000170 days March 4, 1913 (1913-03-04) 06,2136,213 days 1930-03-08March 8, 1930 26,471 days (&0000000000000072.00000072 years, &0000000000000174.000000174 days)
28 Wilson, WoodrowWoodrow Wilson 1856-12-28December 28, 1856(1856-12-28) March 4, 1913 (1913-03-04) 56-066&0000000000000056.00000056 years, &0000000000000066.00000066 days March 4, 1921 (1921-03-04) 01,0661,066 days 1924-02-03February 3, 1924 24,507 days (&0000000000000067.00000067 years, &0000000000000037.00000037 days)
29 Harding, WarrenWarren G. Harding 1865-11-02November 2, 1865(1865-11-02) March 4, 1921 (1921-03-04) 55-122&0000000000000055.00000055 years, &0000000000000122.000000122 days August 2, 1923 (1923-08-02) 00,000N/A[2] 1923-08-02August 2, 1923 21,091 days (&0000000000000057.00000057 years, &0000000000000273.000000273 days)
30 Coolidge, CalvinCalvin Coolidge 1872-07-04July 4, 1872(1872-07-04) 1923-08-02August 2, 1923 (1923-08-02) 51-029&0000000000000051.00000051 years, &0000000000000029.00000029 days March 4, 1929 (1929-03-04) 01,4031,403 days 1933-01-05January 5, 1933 22,099 days (&0000000000000060.00000060 years, &0000000000000185.000000185 days)
31 Hoover, HerbertHerbert Hoover 1874-08-10August 10, 1874(1874-08-10) March 4, 1929 (1929-03-04) 54-206&0000000000000054.00000054 years, &0000000000000206.000000206 days March 4, 1933 (1933-03-04) 11,55311,553 days 1964-10-20October 20, 1964 32,943 days (&0000000000000090.00000090 years, &0000000000000071.00000071 days)
32 Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin D. Roosevelt 1882-01-30January 30, 1882(1882-01-30) March 4, 1933 (1933-03-04) 51-033&0000000000000051.00000051 years, &0000000000000033.00000033 days April 12, 1945 (1945-04-12) 00,000N/A[2] 1945-04-12April 12, 1945 23,082 days (&0000000000000063.00000063 years, &0000000000000072.00000072 days)
33 Truman, HarryHarry S. Truman 1884-05-08May 8, 1884(1884-05-08) April 12, 1945 (1945-04-12) 60-339&0000000000000060.00000060 years, &0000000000000339.000000339 days January 20, 1953 (1953-01-20) 07,2807,280 days 1972-12-26December 26, 1972 32,373 days (&0000000000000088.00000088 years, &0000000000000232.000000232 days)
34 Eisenhower, DwightDwight D. Eisenhower 1890-10-14October 14, 1890(1890-10-14) January 20, 1953 (1953-01-20) 62-098&0000000000000062.00000062 years, &0000000000000098.00000098 days January 20, 1961 (1961-01-20) 02,9892,989 days 1969-03-28March 28, 1969 28,654 days (&0000000000000078.00000078 years, &0000000000000165.000000165 days)
35 Kennedy, JohnJohn F. Kennedy 1917-05-29May 29, 1917(1917-05-29) January 20, 1961 (1961-01-20) 43-236&0000000000000043.00000043 years, &0000000000000236.000000236 days November 22, 1963 (1963-11-22) 00,000N/A[3] 1963-11-22November 22, 1963 16,978 days (&0000000000000046.00000046 years, &0000000000000177.000000177 days)
36 Johnson, LyndonLyndon B. Johnson 1908-08-27August 27, 1908(1908-08-27) November 22, 1963 (1963-11-22) 55-087&0000000000000055.00000055 years, &0000000000000087.00000087 days January 20, 1969 (1969-01-20) 01,4631,463 days 1973-01-22January 22, 1973 23,524 days (&0000000000000064.00000064 years, &0000000000000148.000000148 days)
37 Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon 1913-01-09January 9, 1913(1913-01-09) January 20, 1969 (1969-01-20) 56-011&0000000000000056.00000056 years, &0000000000000011.00000011 days August 9, 1974 (1974-08-09)[6] 07,1967,196 days 1994-04-22April 22, 1994 29,688 days (&0000000000000081.00000081 years, &0000000000000103.000000103 days)
38 Ford, GeraldGerald Ford 1913-07-14July 14, 1913(1913-07-14) August 9, 1974 (1974-08-09) 61-026&0000000000000061.00000061 years, &0000000000000026.00000026 days January 20, 1977 (1977-01-20) 10,93210,932 days 2006-12-26December 26, 2006 34,133 days (&0000000000000093.00000093 years, &0000000000000165.000000165 days)
39 Carter, JimmyJimmy Carter 1924-10-01October 1, 1924(1924-10-01) January 20, 1977 (1977-01-20) 52-111&0000000000000052.00000052 years, &0000000000000111.000000111 days January 20, 1981 (1981-01-20) 10,58810,588 days 2010-01-16 31,153 days (&0000000000000085.00000085 years, &0000000000000107.000000107 days)
40 Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan 1911-02-06February 6, 1911(1911-02-06) January 20, 1981 (1981-01-20) 69-349&0000000000000069.00000069 years, &0000000000000349.000000349 days January 20, 1989 (1989-01-20) 05,6155,615 days 2004-06-05June 5, 2004 34,088 days (&0000000000000093.00000093 years, &0000000000000120.000000120 days)
41 Bush, George H.W.George H. W. Bush 1924-06-12June 12, 1924(1924-06-12) January 20, 1989 (1989-01-20) 64-222&0000000000000064.00000064 years, &0000000000000222.000000222 days January 20, 1993 (1993-01-20) 06,2056,205 days 2010-01-16 31,264 days (&0000000000000085.00000085 years, &0000000000000218.000000218 days)
42 Clinton, WilliamBill Clinton 1946-08-19August 19, 1946(1946-08-19) January 20, 1993 (1993-01-20) 46-154&0000000000000046.00000046 years, &0000000000000154.000000154 days January 20, 2001 (2001-01-20) 03,2833,283 days 2010-01-16 23,161 days (&0000000000000063.00000063 years, &0000000000000150.000000150 days)
43 Bush, George W.George W. Bush 1946-07-06July 6, 1946(1946-07-06) January 20, 2001 (2001-01-20) 54-198&0000000000000054.00000054 years, &0000000000000198.000000198 days January 20, 2009 (2009-01-20) 00,361361 days 2010-01-16 23,205 days (&0000000000000063.00000063 years, &0000000000000194.000000194 days)
44 Obama, BarackBarack Obama 1961-08-04August 4, 1961(1961-08-04) January 20, 2009 (2009-01-20) 47-169&0000000000000047.00000047 years, &0000000000000169.000000169 days Incumbent 00,000Incumbent 2010-01-16 17,697 days (&0000000000000048.00000048 years, &0000000000000165.000000165 days)
# President Date of birth Date of
inauguration
Age at
inauguration
End of
term
Length of
retirement
Date of death Lifespan
  1. ^ a b c d Birthdate as changed to New Style.
  2. ^ a b c d Died in office (not assassinated).
  3. ^ a b c d Assassinated.
  4. ^ a b Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms, which are listed separately.
  5. ^ a b Cleveland was a former president for 4 years after his first term plus another 11 years after his second term.
  6. ^ Nixon resigned on this date.

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