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

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

At least he admitted he inhaled

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#2

Theodore Roosevelt, Age 20

Theodore Roosevelt, Age 20

Harvard College Library Report

Loulou Kai
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4 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
Community Member
4 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

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks Ford Tough!

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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
Community Member
4 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

giulia earheart
Community Member
4 years ago

He aged fast! 😂😂

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#7

Ronald Reagan, Age 29

Ronald Reagan, Age 29

amazon.com , Bettmann Report

Lorna Burns-Bridges
Community Member
4 years ago

What are you doing balletin' 😝

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#8

Franklin Roosevelt, Age 18

Franklin Roosevelt, Age 18

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Report

Lisbeth Lopez
Community Member
4 years ago

You mean... Ryan Gosling

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#9

Jimmy Carter, Age 18

Jimmy Carter, Age 18

Jimmy Carter Library Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Innocent face.

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#10

Rutherford B. Hayes, Age 30

Rutherford B. Hayes, Age 30

Report

Aunt Messy
Community Member
4 years ago

He was gorgeous.

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#11

Richard Nixon, Age 20

Richard Nixon, Age 20

Richard Nixon Foundation Report

Shari H
Community Member
4 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

giulia earheart
Community Member
4 years ago

Pretty eyes...

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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
Community Member
4 years ago

handsome

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#14

James Garfield, Age 16

James Garfield, Age 16

Unknown Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 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

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh goodness, he is my favourite!

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#16

Calvin Coolidge, Between 19 And 23 Years

Calvin Coolidge, Between 19 And 23 Years

wikipedia Report

John L Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago

Ahh, our second greatest president, right behind Uncle George.

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#17

Woodrow Willson, About 19 Years Old

Woodrow Willson, About 19 Years Old

Pach Brothers Report

Violet Camicat
Community Member
4 years ago

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

Martha Dye-Whealan
Community Member
4 years ago

His eyes are not directly facing the camera, but you know his gaze must have been piercing.

Just a Purpler
Community Member
4 years ago

haha I feel like he never really changed much.

Melina Pothier
Community Member
4 years ago

He could play Jim on The Office

Karla Heesacker
Community Member
3 years ago

He was gorgeous even later in life as an older man.

Janet Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Great American!

Debbie Upsdell
Community Member
4 years ago

Dashing!

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
4 years ago

Love his eyes.

Gwinevere von Ludwig
Community Member
4 years ago

HOTTIE

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#18

George W. Bush, Age 21

George W. Bush, Age 21

Report

Danny Giusa
Community Member
4 years ago

Yahoo made ads, before it was founded...

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#19

Warren G. Harding, Age 21

Warren G. Harding, Age 21

Library of Congress Report

Aunt Messy
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Those ears...!!!

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#23

Herbert Hoover, Age 25

Herbert Hoover, Age 25

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library/Museum Report

Griselle Lugo
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks dandy!

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#24

Ulysses S. Grant, Age 23

Ulysses S. Grant, Age 23

Report

Joe Dad
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks at least 45 :/

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#25

Benjamin Harrison, Age 17

Benjamin Harrison, Age 17

Picture History Report

Arms Jake
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like 50 indeed hahahahaha

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#26

William Henry Harrison, Age 40

William Henry Harrison, Age 40

Rembrandt Peale Report

Paulina
Community Member
4 years ago

"When they were young"...?

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#27

John Tyler, Age 36

John Tyler, Age 36

unknown Report

Paul Gray
Community Member
2 years ago

Slave owner

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#28

Millard Fillmore, Undated

Millard Fillmore, Undated

James Boyle Report

Raju Sesharaj
Community Member
4 years ago

Snape is that you?

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#29

John Adams, Age 33

John Adams, Age 33

Benjamin Blyth Report

Joe Dad
Community Member
4 years ago

33? Whaaaaat... more like 65-70.

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