2016 United States presidential candidates- Will age be an issue?
In 1984, Ronald Reagan was and still is the oldest president in American history.
Ronald Reagan (Republican) was age 69 when he ran against President Jimmy Carter (Democrat), in 1980. Jimmy Carter was age 56, when he ran for re-election in 1980. Carter was age 52, when he won is first term in 1976.
Ronald Reagan was age 73, when he ran for re-election in 1984, against the then former Vice President Walter Mondale (Democrat). Mondale was age 48 when he became Vice-President in 1976 and was age 56, when he ran for president in 1984. Reagan won the election.
George H. W. Bush was age 55 when he became Vice-President in 1980. When George H. W. Bush took office, as President, he was age 64.
In 1996, former Senator Bob Dole (Republican) aimed to defeat a second term of President Bill Clinton (Democrat). Dole was age 73 and Clinton was age 50. Dole lost the election.
In 2008, some asked if Senator John McCain (Republican) was too old to be president, when he ran against President Barack Obama (Democrat). On Democratic side, Hillary Clinton was 61 at the time. McCain was age 72 and Obama age 47 (birthday August 4, 1961).
President Obama will only be age 55 when he leaves office on January 20, 2017 (Inauguration Day).
Hillary Clinton became the first Democratic candidate to enter the 2016 presidential election race. Should Hillary Clinton become the Democratic nominee and win the presidency, she will be 69 on January 20, 2017 (Inauguration Day).
Age has been mentioned regarding Mrs. Clinton. But, is Hillary Clinton the oldest person running for office in 2016?
Ages on January 20, 2017 (Inauguration Day)
Rand Paul age 54
Ted Cruz age 47
Marco Rubio age 45
Donald Trump 70
Rick Perry 66
Ben Carson 65
John Kasich 64
Ben Carson 65
Jeb Bush 63
Carly Fiorina 62
Lindsey Graham 61
Mike Huckabee 61
Rick Santorum 58
Chris Christie 54
Scott Walker 49
Hillary Clinton 69
Joe Biden 74
Jim Webb 70
Lincoln Chafee 63
Martin O’Malley 54
Video: United States presidential election, 1984- Ronald Reagan age question
Video: United States presidential election, 1996- Bill Clinton vs Bob Dole presidential debate: the age issue
Video: United States presidential election, 2008- John McCain age question
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Presidents of the United States who died in office
William Henry Harrison
Harrison died 9 days after becoming ill. Harrison was the 9th President of the United States.
Harrison served the shortest term of any American president: March 4, 1841 – April 4, 1841 (30 days)
Taylor died suddenly after becoming ill. Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1849 – July 9, 1850
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861, until his assassination on April 15, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth.
James A. Garfield
James Abram Garfield was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his death by assassination September 19, 1881 by Charles J. Guiteau.
William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination on September 6, 1901 where he died on September 14, 1901
Warren G. Harding
Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States and died from a sudden heart attack in his hotel suite while visiting San Francisco at around 7:35 p.m. on August 2, 1923.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was the 32nd President of the United States and died on April 12, 1945.
On March 29, 1945, Roosevelt went to the Little White House at Warm Springs, Georgia, to rest. On the afternoon of April 12, Roosevelt died from a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
Prior to Franklin D. Roosevelt, few Presidents attempted to serve for more than 2 terms. FDR became the only president to be elected to a third term and in 1944, during World War II and later won a fourth term but, died a year later.
The Twenty-second Amendment of the United States Constitution sets a term limit for election to the office of President of the United States. Congress passed the amendment on March 21, 1947. It was ratified by the requisite number of states on February 27, 1951.
A few states voted to reject the amendment: Oklahoma and Massachusetts. The following states took no action to consider the amendment: Arizona, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Washington, West Virginia.
John F. Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) was the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination on November 22, 1963 at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas.
Obama or Romney: History has shown, by the ages of most US presidents, younger does matter.