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Before, after office: How presidents aged

Published On: Sep 24 2012 10:20:28 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2012 01:00:00 AM CDT

There's a saying that presidents age twice as fast while in office. Take a look back over the past 60 years of U.S. presidents and judge for yourself how much the office aged them.

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National Archives and Records Administration

Now, take a look at President Reagan with Vice President George H.W. Bush during the summer of 1984 at the Republican National Convention during their re-election campaign. Reagan was 73 years old in this photo.

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