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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Glorious Vintage Photos of US Politicians
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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 1942, and lived there for ten years before moving with his family to Delaware. He became an attorney in 1969, and was elected to the New Castle County council in 1970. He was first elected to the Senate in 1972, and became the sixth-youngest senator in American history. Biden was reelected to the upper house of Congress six times, and was the fourth most senior senator at the time of his ...more on Wikipedia

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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 oldest living former President and Vice President. He is also the last living former President who is a veteran of World War II. Bush is often referred to as "George H. W. Bush", "Bush 41", "Bush the Elder", or "George Bush Sr." to distinguish him from his son, former President George W. Bush. Prior to his son's presidency, he was known simply as George Bush or President Bush. Bush was born in ...more on Wikipedia

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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 was an American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama. McCain graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958 and followed his father and grandfather—both four-star admirals—into the United States Navy. He became a naval aviator and flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. ...more on Wikipedia

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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 Georgia State Senator, from 1963 to 1967, and one as the Governor of Georgia, from 1971 to 1975. He was elected President in 1976, defeating incumbent president Gerald Ford in a relatively close election, running as an outsider who promised truth in government in the wake of the Watergate scandal. He is the second oldest of America's four living former presidents. During Carter's term as President, he ...more on Wikipedia

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