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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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Carter's predecessor was President Gerald Ford, who is seen here on Aug. 9, 1974, being sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger after the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Ford was 61 when he was sworn in as president.

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