President Joe Biden celebrated his 80th birthday on Sunday, becoming the first person to hold the office of U.S. president in their 80s.
According to NPR, Biden has been regularly teased for his age, but he’s not the only president to bear a few years. Here are the top five oldest presidents in U.S. history.
The five oldest U.S. presidents
- Joe Biden
Biden holds the record for the oldest president, since he took office at age 78 in 2021, per The Hill. If Biden were to run for a second term and win, he would be 86 years old at the end of his service. He is currently the oldest president to hold office.
2. Ronald Reagan
Reagan became president at age 69 and ended his presidency at the age of 77. Reagan faced several criticisms for his age while in office, but he proved to be “remarkably resilient” during his two-term presidency, according to History.
3. Donald Trump
Trump took office at 70 years old and ended his term at the age of 74. If Trump were to win a second term, he would be the second oldest president. Trump also faced criticisms about his age and health after contracting COVID-19 during his presidency, per The Hill.
4. Dwight Eisenhower
5. Andrew Jackson
The seventh president of the United States was 61 years old when he took office and 69 years old by the end of his second term.
Who are the five youngest presidents?
In contrast, here are the five youngest U.S. presidents in history.
- Theodore Roosevelt
The youngest president in history is Roosevelt at age 42. Roosevelt was William McKinley’s vice president and he became president after McKinley’s assassination, according to The White House.
2. John F. Kennedy
3. Bill Clinton
4. Ulysses S. Grant
Grant became president at age 46, close to his 47th birthday.
5. Barack Obama
Obama became president at age 47. He was the first African American to hold the office.