President is regarded to be the most powerful man in a country. However, it is not easy to take the charge of a president, especially the role of U.S. Presidents. They are in charge of leading the executive branch of the federal government and work as the commander-in-chief of the United States armed forces. Maybe busy work and huge pressure have a great influence on the progress of their aging. Actually, leading a country of 50 states makes U.S. presidents look older in appearance. A series of photo called “How presidents age in office” will be obvious evidence. Let’s have a thorough look at the images below and see how U.S. Presidents is like before and after leaving White House.
Gerald Ford (1974 – 1977)
Gerald Ford was the 38th President of the United States serving from 1974 to 1977. Following his years as president, Ford remained active in the Republican Party. After experiencing health problems, he died on December 26th, 2006. He was reported to live longer than any other U.S. president, dying at the age of 93 years.
Two and a half years in White House added some wrinkles to former U.S. President Ford
Jimmy Carter (1977 – 1981)
Jimmy Carter served as the 39th President of the United States between 1977 and 1981. Throughout his career, Carter strongly emphasized human rights. On January 20, 1981, Carter's term in office ended. He has traveled extensively to conduct peace negotiations, observe elections and advance disease prevention and eradication in developing countries.
By the end of his term, Jimmy Carter’s hair was grayer and thinner
Ronald Reagan (1981 – 1989)
Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. As president, Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. Reagan left office in 1989. He ranks highly in public opinion polls of U.S. Presidents.
Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan is suspected to own the least gray hair thanks to color treatments
George H.W. Bush (1989 – 1993)
George H.W. Bush was the 41st President of the United States between 1989 and 1993. In 1988, he was successful of being as president, defeating Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis. However, in 1992 he lost his bid for re-election to Bill Clinton.
George H.W. Bush's youthful appearance was replaced by a stress look after he failed to be re-elected in 1992
Bill Clinton (1993 – 2001)
Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 at the age of 46 and is considered to be the third youngest president in American history. In 1996, Clinton was re-voted and became the first member of the Democratic Party to win a second full term as president.
Bill Clinton has more gray hair after eight-year presidency
George W. Bush (2001 – 2009)
George W. Bush was the 43rd President of the United States between 2001 and 2009. He is the eldest son of President George H. W. Bush. In 2000, Bush was elected President as the Republican candidate. Then in 2004, he was successfully re-elected by defeating Democratic Senator John Kerry. After leaving White House, Bush lives on the outskirt of Dallas, Texas.
Former U.S. President Bush ended his administration with older outlook
Barack Obama (2009 – now)
Born on August 4th 1961, Barack Obama is the 44th and current President of the United States. He was inaugurated as president on January 20th 2009. He is the first African American to hold the office.
After only a year and a half, Obama’s face looks more stressful in the picture taken on August 3rd, 2010.