Theodore Roosevelt Was Just 42 Years Old When He Was Sworn Into Office

Who were the youngest United States presidents in history?  In photo:  Theodore Roosevelt.In order to be eligible for run for the White House, a potential candidate must satisfy a number of criteria, including being at least 35 years of age.

Ron DeSantis is currently the betting favorite to win the Presidency in 2024, and he is currently 43 years of age.

By the time that the election takes place, DeSantis would be 46 years of age.

The question - would DeSantis be the youngest US President in history if he runs and wins in 2024?


If Ron DeSantis wins the White House in 2024, he would be the third youngest President in history.

Two Presidents - Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy - were younger when they were sworn into office.

Theodore Roosevelt was just 42 years of age when he was sworn into office as a result of William McKinley's assassination.

Roosevelt would end up serving as President for nearly eight years.


John F. Kennedy was 43 years of age when he was sworn into office, making him the second youngest US President of all time.

Two Presidents - Bill Clinton and Ulysses S. Grant - were 46 years of age when they were sworn into office, while two Presidents - Barack Obama and Grover Cleveland - were 47 years old when they became the leaders of the free world.


If Ron DeSantis wins the White House in 2024, he would be a very young President relatively speaking, though not the youngest President of all time.

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