Political Trivia

boontito

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#1
In the last 50-ish years:

The average age of a Democratic President (Kennedy, LBJ, Carter, Clinton, Obama) at the time of their inauguration: 48.6

The average age of a Republican President (Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush, Bush) at the time of their inauguration: 60.8
 

boontito

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If Jimmy Carter lives another year and a couple weeks, he will pass Herbert Hoover as the President with the longest retirement period after leaving office.
 

boontito

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#9
Seven Presidents have had two different Vice Presidents serve under them during their time in office. The record though is three and it is held by FDR who had as his Vice Presidents John Nance Garner, Henry A. Wallace, and Harry S Truman.

On the other end of the spectrum, four Presidents had no Vice President serving under them during their entire term in office:

John Tyler (1841-1845)
Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)
Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)
Chester Arthur (1881-1885)