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List Rules Leave your politics at the door and your pants on the floor. Vote based on raw physical appearance only, and how they looked as younger men.

Ladies: It's time to rank the hottest US Presidents of all time. The leader of the free world is a powerful man, and sure, power is attractive. But which of these guys would be sexy without the the ability to veto laws? This gallery will show you pictures of all of the POTUSes of the past, with photos when available and oil paintings when not. It also features each President in his prime, before the tolls of the job claimed his metabolism, youthful glow, and lustrous hair (unless he was one of the guys who always wore a powdered wig, in which case he looks old in all of his portraits). Who was the hottest American President? Vote up the ones who get your red white and blue blood flowing and your pantaloons in a twist.

While it may be difficult to separate personal politics from lusts of the flesh, try to be objective here. This list is only about raw physical appearance, not anyone's stance on abortion or the Tea Act of 1773. Consider that many of these brilliant and charming men were also athletes and military veterans. Actor-turned-politician Ronald Reagan was even nicknamed "The Gipper" after playing a strapping young football star in a 1940 film. At 42, JFK was famously the youngest man ever elected to the White House, but did you know that Theodore Roosevelt was 86 days younger when he assumed office following the assassination of William McKinley? Did you?? Also, 47-year-old Grover Cleveland - who was both the 22nd and 24th President - married a 21-year-old while in office, so make of that what you will.

Rutherford B. Hayes looked like he could break your heart. A colored photograph of Ulysses S. Grant shows him looking a little like Michael Fassbender. College-age Richard Nixon is a dead ringer for Harvey Keitel. On the other end of the spectrum are some pretty doughy old dudes who may not have ever made it if their faces had been plastered all over magazines and TV (cough Martin Van Buren). Vote and rerank to make a definitive list of all the US Presidents, ranked most handsome to fugliest.
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Hottest US Presidents, Ranked
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John F. Kennedy


35th President

In office January 3, 1953 – December 22, 1960

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Age: Died at 46 (1917-1963)

Birthplace: Eastern United States, Brookline, New England, Norfolk County United States of America, + more

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Rutherford B. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hottest US Presidents, Ranked
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Rutherford B. Hayes


19th President

In office March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881

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Age: Died at 71 (1822-1893)

Birthplace: Delaware County, Ohio, Delaware, United States with Territories

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

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#66 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#8 on The Best One-Term U.S. Presidents

#19 on The Best Political Nicknames

#32 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hottest US Presidents, Ranked
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Ronald Reagan


40th President

In office January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
 

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Age: Died at 93 (1911-2004)

Birthplace: Whiteside County, Illinois, United States of America, United States with Territories, + more

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

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#99 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#48 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#1 on The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

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Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hottest US Presidents, Ranked
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Franklin D. Roosevelt


32nd President

In office March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945

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Age: Died at 63 (1882-1945)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, New York, Dutchess County, United States of America United States, + more

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#8 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#18 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#62 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#8 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Hottest US Presidents, Ranked
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George H. W. Bush


41st President

In office January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993

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Age: 91

Birthplace: Eastern United States, Milton, New England, Norfolk County United States of America, + more

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

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#92 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#2 on The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

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#47 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Hottest US Presidents, Ranked
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44th President

In office January 20, 2009 - present

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Area code 808, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands, United States of America United States, + more

Party (if partisan): Democratic Party

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#96 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#74 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#43 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#4 on The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

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Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Hottest US Presidents, Ranked
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Calvin Coolidge


30th President

In office August 2, 1923 – March 4, 1929

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Age: Died at 61 (1872-1933)

Birthplace: United States, with Territories, Plymouth Notch, Vermont Vermont

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#52 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#15 on The Best Political Nicknames

#22 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

#9 on The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time

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Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Hottest US Presidents, Ranked
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6 people just voted on Dwight D. Eisenhower


34th President

In office January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961

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Age: Died at 79 (1890-1969)

Birthplace: Texas, Denison, Contiguous United States, United States of America Grayson County, + more

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#4 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

#40 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

#16 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#15 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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