Most of us probably have a very vivid picture of how a US president looks. However, before men become the most powerful people in the free world, they are regular guys just like us. For example, Harry S. Truman was a timekeeper in the railway, while Andrew Johnson was a tailor.

To illustrate that one day they were just like us, Bored Panda has collected a list of portraits of US presidents when they were young. You can barely recognize them, and if you think presidency is an easy job - take a look at how presidents look before and after their terms in office.

#1

Barack Obama, Age 18

Barack Obama, Age 18

Lisa Jack Report

Bipolar King 2 years ago

I'm gonna miss this dude

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#2

Theodore Roosevelt, Age 20

Theodore Roosevelt, Age 20

Harvard College Library Report

Loulou Kai 2 years ago

Omg he s hot!

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#3

John F. Kennedy, Age 21 And 20

John F. Kennedy, Age 21 And 20

Report

giulia earheart 2 years ago

Handsome!

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#4

Gerald Ford, Age 18 And 20

Gerald Ford, Age 18 And 20

Gerald R. Ford Museum , Gerald R. Ford Museum Report

Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

Would not have ever messed with him

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#5

Abraham Lincoln, Late 30s (Earliest Confirmed Photo)

Abraham Lincoln, Late 30s (Earliest Confirmed Photo)

Library of Congress Report

Fire Bird 2 years ago

Now he has big hands.

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#6

Bill Clinton, Age 22 And 26

Bill Clinton, Age 22 And 26

Georgetown School of Foreign Service , The Clinton Presidential Library and Museum Report

Caroline Wong 2 years ago

Hillary looked so carefree

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#7

Ronald Reagan, Age 29

Ronald Reagan, Age 29

amazon.com , Bettmann Report

Melanie 2 years ago

Y'all, it's the Heisman pose!!

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#8

Franklin Roosevelt, Age 18

Franklin Roosevelt, Age 18

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Report

Lisbeth Lopez 2 years ago

You mean... Ryan Gosling

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#9

Jimmy Carter, Age 18

Jimmy Carter, Age 18

Jimmy Carter Library Report

Aunt Messy 2 years ago

He was so stinkin' cute! And he still is.

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#10

Rutherford B. Hayes, Age 30

Rutherford B. Hayes, Age 30

Report

Lauren Kaufmann 2 years ago

rutherford b heeeeey how ya doin

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#11

Richard Nixon, Age 20

Richard Nixon, Age 20

Richard Nixon Foundation Report

Shari H 2 years ago

Why is it not surprising that he looks like the school bully?

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#12

George H. W. Bush, Age 18

George H. W. Bush, Age 18

United States Navy , MCT Report

LizzyM 2 years ago

Looked like an idiot even back then

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#13

George W. Bush, Age 19

George W. Bush, Age 19

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Report

Anna Versace 2 years ago

handsome

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#14

James Garfield, Age 16

James Garfield, Age 16

Unknown Report

Amanda Panda 2 years ago

Those eyes though, doesn't have to be color for me to know they were gorgeous!

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#15

William Mckinley, Age 21

William Mckinley, Age 21

Mathew Brady Report

Timmy Carey 2 years ago

He looks like Link McNeil from Good Mythical Morning

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#16

Calvin Coolidge, Between 19 And 23 Years

Calvin Coolidge, Between 19 And 23 Years

wikipedia Report

Shauday Smith 2 years ago

dem gloves tho...

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#17

Woodrow Willson, About 19 Years Old

Woodrow Willson, About 19 Years Old

Pach Brothers Report

Violet Camicat 2 years ago

Wilson* Sorry, I had to. And I'm not even from the US...

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#18

George W. Bush, Age 21

George W. Bush, Age 21

Report

Sofia Bellavista 2 years ago

The others have a certain brightness in their eyes, or a special composure.. he just looks goofy, a daddy's boy

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#19

Warren G. Harding, Age 21

Warren G. Harding, Age 21

Library of Congress Report

Aunt Messy 2 years ago

Dashing. Eroll Flynn-ish.

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#20

Harry Truman, Age 22 And 33

Harry Truman, Age 22 And 33

Harry S. Truman Library & Museum , Harry S. Truman Library & Museum Report

Raju Sesharaj 2 years ago

James Potter and Harry James Potter

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#21

Dwight Eisenhower, Age 25 and 29

Dwight Eisenhower, Age 25 and 29

Fotosearch , Eisenhower Presidential Museum Archives Report

Kjorn 2 years ago

a death star officer

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#22

Lyndon Johnson, Age 18

Lyndon Johnson, Age 18

Southwest Texas State Teachers College Report

Griselle Lugo 2 years ago

Those ears...!!!

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#23

Herbert Hoover, Age 25

Herbert Hoover, Age 25

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library/Museum Report

Jack Giles 2 years ago

I didn't know Quentin Tarantino was a time traveller...

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#24

Ulysses S. Grant, Age 23

Ulysses S. Grant, Age 23

Report

Victor Vakaras 2 years ago

I think the age is a little off the mark on this one.

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#25

Benjamin Harrison, Age 17

Benjamin Harrison, Age 17

Picture History Report

Mandy Tapley 2 years ago

Must have had a hard paper round

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#26

William Henry Harrison, Age 40

William Henry Harrison, Age 40

Rembrandt Peale Report

Paulina 2 years ago

"When they were young"...?

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#27

John Tyler, Age 36

John Tyler, Age 36

unknown Report

Paul Gray 8 months ago

Slave owner

#28

Millard Fillmore, Undated

Millard Fillmore, Undated

James Boyle Report

Raju Sesharaj 2 years ago

Snape is that you?

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#29

John Adams, Age 33

John Adams, Age 33

Benjamin Blyth Report

Mayanne Docherty 2 years ago

What a hottie

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