Article 2 Section 1 of the US constitution requires a presidential candidate to be at least 35 years. The 22nd amendment limited the presidential terms to not more than two. Only natural born citizens of the United States can be elected as presidents. The following are the youngest American presidents.
Youngest Presidents of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest president of the United States after the assassination of President William McKinley. Roosevelt assumed office on September 14, 1901, at the age of 42 years, 322 days. He brought excitement and vigor to the presidency, as he led Congress and the American public to progressive reforms. Roosevelt was a liberal leader who believed that the president is a “steward of the people.” He had struggled against ill health as a young man, and his wife and mother had both died on the same day. He left office on March 4, 1909, and died on January 6, 1919, aged 60.
John F. Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy popularly known as JFK was the 35th president of the United States. He succeeded Lyndon B. Johnson on January 20, 1961, at the age of 43 years, 236 days. Kennedy did not complete his term in office as he was assassinated on November 22, 1963. He is revered for guiding the state through the height of the Cold War without a physical confrontation with the Soviet Union.
Bill Clinton was the 42nd president of the US. He succeeded George H. W. Bush on January 20, 1993, at the age of 46 years, 154 days. Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson are the only American presidents to be impeached by the House of Representatives but acquitted of charges by the Senate. Prior to the presidency, he served as the governor of the state of Arkansas. Clinton's term ended on January 20, 2001, and George W. Bush succeeded him.
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses Grant succeeded Andrew Johnson as the 18th president on March 4, 1869, at the age of 46 years, 311 days. He served as the Secretary of War during the American Civil War and led the Union army to victory over the Confederates. During his tenure, Grant led the country through a reconciliation process and spearheaded the fight against Confederate nationalism, slavery, and racism.
Oldest American Presidents
Joe Biden is the oldest person to clinch the presidency of the United States. He succeeded Donald Trump on January 20, 2021, as the 46th president at the age of 78 years, 61 days. Donald Trump was the oldest president before that at 70 years and 220 days. Ronald Reagan assumed office at the age of 69 years, 349 days. He succeeded Jimmy Carter on January 20, 1981, as the 40th president.