16 Pictures Of American Presidents As Young Men

Diply 7 Feb 2017

Sometimes it's hard to think of presidents as being anything other than the president. Many of us only know them from history books or from seeing their faces on money. This may come as a shocking revelation, but those presidents were once teenagers and young men. Crazy, right? Take a look at these fascinating photos of American presidents taken well before their inauguration days. These pictures might reveal a whole new side to these famous, political faces that you never considered before.

1. Abraham Lincoln 

History | History

This photo was taken in 1846 when Lincoln was 37 years old and is considered to be one of the earliest known photos of him.

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2. Rutherford B. Hayes

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Probably one of the lesser known presidents on this list, but Hayes held the position during the critical Reconstruction Era.

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3. William McKinley

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He's only 15 years old in this photo!

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There are more photos of young presidents coming up! 

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4. Theodore Roosevelt 

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Even as a young man, he still looks like a boss.

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5. Woodrow Wilson

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Woodrow Wilson was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to create The League of Nations, a precursor to the United Nations.

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6. Warren G. Harding

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He still has a serious quality in this photo, even though he's only about 17 years old.

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Who said history isn't fun? More presidential photos are on their way!

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7. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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This photo was taken in 1900 when FDR was only 18. Amazing to think that was over 100 years ago.

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8. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Encyclopedia Britannica | Encyclopedia Britannica

This photo was taken when Eisenhower was enrolled in the U.S. Military Academy.

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9. John F. Kennedy 

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The young man in this photo holding the puppy is JFK. He's about 20 years old in this picture.

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USA! USA!

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10. Richard Nixon

Nixon Foundation | Nixon Foundation

Seen here in a sports jersey in his late teens or early twenties.

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11. Ronald Reagan

Vintage Everyday | Vintage Everyday

Reagan is posing for a sculpture class at USC in this photo from 1940.

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12. George H.W. Bush

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George Bush Sr. was the captain of the baseball team at Yale and is seen here meeting Babe Ruth.

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13. Bill Clinton

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A young Bill Clinton (he's only 17!) meets President John F. Kennedy in this photo.

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14. George W. Bush

Reddit | True Warrior

Like his dad, George W. Bush also participated in varsity sports.

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15. Barack Obama

Vanity Fair | Vanity Fair

Back then, I think he went by Barry instead of Mr. President.

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16. Donald Trump

Business Insider | Business Insider

This photo was taken when Trump was in high school at the New York Military Academy.

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