The President of the United States of America is the head of government and head of state. The President has many important roles including the leader of the executive branch of the government and is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. Although the President of the United States has always been an important position, today it is widely regarded as the highest position of power in the world. The vast majority of Presidents have been over 50 years of age at the time of inauguration, but 9 Presidents have been under this age. If you have ever wanted to know which person was the youngest ever President, keep reading to find out.
The youngest ever US President
The youngest ever President was Theodore Roosevelt who was inaugurated on September 14, 1901 at 42 years and 322 days old. However, Roosevelt was not elected to this position. He was the Vice President in 1901 and became the President after the assassination of President McKinley, who died on September 14, 1901. He later became the elected President after the 1904 presidential election.
Who was the youngest elected US President?
The youngest ever elected US President was John F. Kennedy who was inaugurated on January 20, 1961 at just 43 years, 236 days old. Unfortunately, he did not see the end of his first term because he was assassinated on November 22, 1963. This means he also has the unwanted record as the President with the shortest lifespan at just 46 years and 177 days old.