Have there ever been any presidents that have been elected younger than the age of 40?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Ronald Reagan (Democrats) was elected at the age of 39, back in 1950 after he started the Korean War, a year after Truman was impeached and left office.

  • 1 month ago

    No.  The youngest was 43.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The youngest was Teddy Roosevelt, who was elected at age 42.  Technically, a president can take office at 35, but it hasn't happened, yet.  

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No. Kennedy was 43, and Teddy Roosevelt 42. Pete Buttigieg ran for the Democratic Party nomination, but ended before Super Tuesday after early state strength. Pete was born  Jan 19, 1982. 38 now, and inauguration day would have been 39 and one day. If elected in 2024, would be 43 and a day as youngest elected, but a little older than Teddy, still not under 40.

    AOC, far left progressive Democrat, born Oct 13, 1989, not eligible as needs to be 35.  

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  • KennyB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The youngest to become president by election was John F. Kennedy, who was 43 years, 236 days, at his inauguration. The oldest person to assume the presidency was Donald Trump, at the age of 70 years, 220 days.

    The youngest person to assume the presidency was Theodore Roosevelt, who, at the age of 42 years, 322 days, succeeded to the office after the assassination of William McKinley.

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