It's Joe Biden's Birthday

He turns 78, on track to be oldest president in history
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2020 10:48 AM CST
It's Joe Biden's Birthday
Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Joe Biden will meet with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on Friday to continue laying out his plans for becoming president in January, reports Politico. (Even as President Trump digs in and promises to overturn the election results.) They might want to wish Biden happy birthday—he turns 78 on Friday, putting him on track to become the oldest US president in history. Some stats:

  • Oldest president-elect: Trump currently has the record, being 70 when he took office. Ronald Reagan was close behind, at 69, per USA Today.
  • Oldest, period: Biden also would be the oldest president in history. At the end of his second term, Reagan was 77 years and 349 days old, per the AP.

  • Youngest president-elect: John F. Kennedy was 43 when he took office, while Bill Clinton was 45.
  • Youngest, period: Teddy Roosevelt became president at age 42, though that was because he was VP when William McKinley was assassinated, notes the Guardian.
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