The history of United States started in 1787 with the signing of first American constitution. The first president of United States was George Washington. U.S history has seen 44 presidents till 2012 and out of this list four died in office of natural causes (William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Warren G. Harding, and Franklin D. Roosevelt), one resigned (Richard Nixon), and four were assassinated (Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy). The list of top ten oldest presidents has been compiled in thei webpage.

Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911– June 5, 2004) was the oldest president of United States of America. When he was elected as President in 1980 he was 69 years old. As 40th President of U.S.A he served from 1980 to 1989 for two terms. He was among the most popular and uncontroversial Presidents of United States Of America.
William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was not only the second oldest Presidents of U.S.A but also he had shortest tenure as President in the history of United Sates. He was elected as 9th President of U.S.A at the age of 68 years on 4th March 1841 and died (due to cold desease) only after 31 days on 4th April 1841.
James Buchanan, Jr. (April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) was elected as President of U.S.A in 1857 when he was 66 years old and remained in the office till 1861. Uptill now he is the only President from the state of Pennsylvania. American Civil War was started in his tenure and due to ineffecient efforts towards war he lost his popularity. He was the third oldest president after Ronald Reagan and William Harrison.
George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of U.S.A and he became the President at the age of  65. He ramained in the office from 1989 to 1993. He is famous for first Iraq war and his son G.W. Bush was elected as the 43rd President of U.S.A in 2000.
Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) became the 12th President of U.S.A in 1849 at the age of 65. He was American Military Leader and served in U.S Army for 40 years. This brave Military Leader was also known as “Old Rough and Ready” and played key role in Compromise of 1850. In 1850 he died only after 16 months of his Presidential term. It was suspected that he was poisened with arsenic but nothing was proved in this regard.
Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces during World War 2. He was among the oldest Presidents in the histroy of U.S.A because he was 63 years old when he became the President of U.S.A.  This Five Star General of U.S.A Army remained the President of U.S.A. till 1961.
Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the founder of modern Democratic Party. He became the President of U.S.A at the age of 62 years in 1829. This 7th President of U.S.A was a tough leader and also served in American Army. His views were liberal as well as conservative and he was against slavery.
John Adams, (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was one of the founding fathers of U.S.A and he was also the first Vice President of U.S.A. (1789 – 1797). When he became the 2nd President of U.S.A. in 1797 he was 62 years old. During the American War of Independence he played very important role along with George Washington.
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr (July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) became 38th President of U.S.A in 1974. He was 61 years of age when he became the President. G.R. Ford was the only President of U.S.A who was neither elected as Vice President or President because he became the Vice President under 25th Amendment of U.S. Constitution and became President when Richard Nixon resigned.
Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) remained the President of U.S.A from 1945 to 1953. He was the 33rd President of U.S.A. and also one of the oldest Presidents of country because he was 61 years old when he entered in the White House as a President. He is considered as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents because he reconstructed the econmy of U.S.A after the destruction of World War 2.
February 2, 2010 | Jibran Jamshed | 1 Comment | 942 views