us presidents The Hottest US Presidents, Ranked

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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 
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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: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

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#46 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#5 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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

#95 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Rutherford B. Hayes 
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8 people just voted on 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, Ohio, USA

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

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#72 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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

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

#20 on The Best Political Nicknames

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Ronald Reagan 
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8 people just voted on Ronald Reagan


40th President

In office January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
 

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Age: Died at 93 (1911-2004)

Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois, USA

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

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#42 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

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

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

#71 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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Franklin D. Roosevelt 
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8 people just voted on Franklin D. Roosevelt


32nd President

In office March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945

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Age: Died at 63 (1882-1945)

Birthplace: Hyde Park, New York, United States of America

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#8 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

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

#61 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#7 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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George H. W. Bush 
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8 people just voted on George H. W. Bush


41st President

In office January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993

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Age: 93

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

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

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

#54 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

#38 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#30 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Theodore Roosevelt 
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7 people just voted on Theodore Roosevelt


26th President

In office September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909

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Age: Died at 61 (1858-1919)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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#7 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

#6 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

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

#7 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

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Richard Nixon 
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8 people just voted on Richard Nixon


37th President

In office January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974

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Age: Died at 81 (1913-1994)

Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States of America

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

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

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

#28 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#11 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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George W. Bush 
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George W. Bush


43rd President

In office January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009

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Age: 71

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

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

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

#53 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

#41 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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