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25+ Most Popular US Presidents When They Were Young

Former U.S. President, US Presidents When They Were Young

February 8th, 2017   |   Updated on February 26th, 2024

Throughout the history of the United States, there have been many presidents who have captured the attention and admiration of the American people.

While they are often remembered for their leadership and accomplishments during their time in office, it is also fascinating to look back at their younger years and see how they developed into the leaders they would become.

In this article, we will explore the early lives of some of the most popular US presidents, including their childhoods, educations, and early careers.

From Abraham Lincoln’s humble beginnings on the frontier to John F. Kennedy’s privileged upbringing in Massachusetts, we will take a closer look at the experiences and influences that shaped these iconic figures into the leaders they became. So, let’s dive in and discover the fascinating stories of the most popular US presidents when they were young.

Here are 29 US Presidents at Young Age

1. Donald Trump, Age 20

Former U.S. President Donald Trump, Age 20

 

2. Barack Obama, Age 18

Former U.S. President Barack Obama, Age 18

3. James Garfield, Age 16

Former U.S. President James Garfield, Age 16

 

4. Herbert Hoover Age 25

Former U.S. President Herbert Hoover Age 25

5. Harry Truman, Age 22 And 33

Former U.S. President Harry Truman, Age 22 And 33

 

6. Gerald Ford, Age 18 And 20
Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, Age 18 And 20

7. George W. Bush, Age 21

Former U.S. President George W. Bush, Age 21

 

8. George H. W. Bush, Age 18

Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, Age 18

9. Franklin Roosevelt, Age 18

Former U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, Age 18

 

10. Dwight Eisenhower, Age 25 and 29

Former U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, Age 25 and 29

11. Calvin Coolidge, Between 19 And 23 Years

Former U.S. President Calvin Coolidge, Between 19 And 23 Years

 

12. Bill Clinton, Age 22 And 26

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Age 22 And 26

13. Benjamin Harrison, Age 17

Former U.S. President Benjamin Harrison, Age 17

 

14. Abraham Lincoln, Late 30’s

Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Late 30s

15. Woodrow Willson, About 19 Years Old

Former U.S. President Woodrow Willson, About 19 Years Old

 

16. William Mckinley, Age 21

Former U.S. President William Mckinley, Age 21

17. William Henry Harrison, Age 40

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18. Warren G. Harding, Age 21

Former U.S. President Warren G. Harding, Age 21

19. Ulysses S. Grant, Age 23

Former U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, Age 23

 

20. Theodore Roosevelt, Age 20

Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, Age 20

21. Rutherford B. Hayes, Age 30

Former U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes, Age 30

 

22. Ronald Reagan, Age 29

Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, Age 29

23. Richard Nixon, Age 20

Former U.S. President Richard Nixon, Age 20

 

24. Millard Fillmore, Undated

Former U.S. President Millard Fillmore, Undated

25. Lyndon Johnson, Age 18

Former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, Age 18

 

26. Jimmy Carter, Age 18

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Age 18

27. John Adams, Age 33

Former U.S. President John Adams, Age 33

 

28. John F. Kennedy, Age 21 And 20

Former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Age 21 And 20

29. John Tyler, Age 36

Former U.S. President John Tyler, Age 36

US Presidents Throughout History: A Complete List with Years in Office

President Years in Office
George Washington 1789-1797
John Adams 1797-1801
Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809
James Madison 1809-1817
James Monroe 1817-1825
John Quincy Adams 1825-1829
Andrew Jackson 1829-1837
Martin Van Buren 1837-1841
William Henry Harrison 1841 (died in office)
John Tyler 1841-1845
James K. Polk 1845-1849
Zachary Taylor 1849-1850 (died in office)
Millard Fillmore 1850-1853
Franklin Pierce 1853-1857
James Buchanan 1857-1861
Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865 (assassinated)
Andrew Johnson 1865-1869
Ulysses S. Grant 1869-1877
Rutherford B. Hayes 1877-1881
James A. Garfield 1881 (assassinated)
Chester A. Arthur 1881-1885
Grover Cleveland 1885-1889
Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893
Grover Cleveland 1893-1897
William McKinley 1897-1901 (assassinated)
Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909
William Howard Taft 1909-1913
Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921
Warren G. Harding 1921-1923 (died in office)
Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929
Herbert Hoover 1929-1933
Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1945 (died in office)
Harry S. Truman 1945-1953
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953-1961
John F. Kennedy 1961-1963 (assassinated)
Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969
Richard Nixon 1969-1974 (resigned)
Gerald Ford 1974-1977
Jimmy Carter 1977-1981
Ronald Reagan 1981-1989
George H. W. Bush 1989-1993
Bill Clinton 1993-2001
George W. Bush 2001-2009
Barack Obama 2009-2017
Donald Trump 2017-2021
Joe Biden 2021-present