Weird History 20 Glorious Vintage Photos of US Politicians  

Mel Judson
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Enjoy these vintage picturess of politicians when they were young. This list features politicians' high school yearbook pictures, photos of politicians in college, as well as politicians before they were famous. You'll see former Presidents of the United States, Senators, Governors, and Congresswomen in their early days when they were young, wild, free, and not at all bogged down by the American political system.

If you're looking for awesome throwback young photos of Hillary Clinton or vintage pictures of George W. Bush, you've come to the right place. Beyond the Clinton and Bush political dynasties, there are several young political families whose photographs are ranked here for your viewing pleasure. You'll never guess what Nancy Pelosi used to look like and the way you see Al Sharpton (pictured here with James Brown!) will never be the same.

Where can you find young politician pics from their less prestigious days? Only on this list will you find the funniest, cutest, and most surprising shots of your elected officials. Upvote the most interesting and cool vintage pics of these politicians, no matter what you think of their policies and voting records.
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Joe Biden


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Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who served as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Delaware as a U.S. Senator from 1973 to 2009. Joe Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in ...more

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George H. W. Bush


George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Glorious Vintage Photos of US Politicians
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George Herbert Walker Bush is a retired American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States, a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. He is the ...more

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John McCain


John McCain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Glorious Vintage Photos of US Politicians
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John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval ...more

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Jimmy Carter


Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Glorious Vintage Photos of US Politicians
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James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. Carter, raised in rural Georgia, was a peanut farmer who served two terms as a ...more

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