The Internet at the Speed of Thought

How Presidents Age From Their Job

at 11:16 am | By

Ronald Reagan – 1989

reagan 1989


The second term of the Reagan Presidency was clouded by the Iran-Contra scandal and the heightening of Cold War tensions between the U.S. and Soviets. He left office at the age of 78 with some of the highest approval ratings of any President.

George H. W. Bush – 1988

george bush 1988

Credit: WALT FRERCK/AFP/Getty Images

Reagan’s Vice President for both his terms in office, Bush the elder routed Michael Dukakis in the 1988 election.

George H. W. Bush – 1991

george bush 1991

Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Bush’s first couple years in office saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and the invasions of Panama and the first Gulf War.