List of All Living Presidents

U.S. Presidents That Are Still Alive

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The five living former U.S. presidents are, from left, George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

There are six living presidents including the current commander-in-chief, President Donald Trump, who is the oldest person ever elected president. The other living Americans who have served as president are Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.

The record for the most living presidents and former presidents at one time is six. The previous moment in U.S. history in which there were six living presidents was between 2001 and 2004, when both Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford were still alive during the George W. Bush presidency. 

Of the six living presidents, only Clinton and Obama have the distinction of entering the office in their 40s. Carter and the younger Bush entered the White House in their 50s, and the elder Bush took office when he was 64. Trump was 70 when he became president in January of 2017.

The elder Bush is the oldest living former president, but only by a couple of months. Carter is the second-oldest. The last time a former president died was in December of 2006, when Gerald Ford passed away.

Here is a list of all living presidents.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to an audience during the 2016 primary campaign. Scott Olson/Getty Images News

President Donald Trump, a Republican, is serving his first term in the White House. He first won election in 2016 after defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in what was widely portrayed as an upset. Trump was 70 years old at the time of his inauguration, making him the oldest person to be elected to the highest office in the land. The second-oldest president was Ronald Reagan, who was 69 years old when he took office in 1981.

Each of the five living former U.S. president have criticized Trump because of his policies and what they have described as behavior that is "un-presidential." More »

President Barack Obama is one of five living presidents.
Barack Obama first won election in 2008 and was re-elected in 2012. Obama was inaugurated president when he was 47 years old. He was 51 when he was sworn into a second term. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images

President Barack Obama, a Democrat, served two terms in the White House. He first won election in 2008 and was re-elected in 2012. Obama was inaugurated president when he was 47 years old. He was 51 when he was sworn into a second term. More »

President George W. Bush is one of five living presidents.
George W. Bush, a Republican, was the 43rd president of the United States and is one of five living presidents. Getty Images

George W. Bush, a Republican, was the 43rd president of the United States and is one of six living presidents. He is a member of the Bush political dynasty.

Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Conn. He was 54-years-old when he was sworn in to his first of two terms in the White House in 2001. He was 62 when he left office eight years later, in 2009. More »

Former President Bill Clinton is one of five living presidents.
President Bill Clinton deliver delivers the State of the Union address in 1999. Pool / Getty Images News

Bill Clinton, a Democrat, was the 42nd president of the United States and is one of six living presidents. Clinton was born on Aug. 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. He was 46 when he took the oath of office in 1993 for his first of two terms in the White House. Clinton was 54 when his second term expired in 2001. More »

George H.W. Bush is one of five living presidents.
George H.W. Bush, a Republican, was the 41st president of the United States and is among five living presidents. Chris Graythen/Getty Images News

George H.W. Bush, a Republican, was the 41st president of the United States and is among six living presidents. Bush was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Mass. He was 64-years-old when he entered the White House in January 1989. He was 68 when his four-year term expired in 1993.

Bush was hospitalized in 2015 after he broke the C2 vertebrae in his neck while at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. He spent about a week in the hospital in 2014 after he experienced shortness of breath. More »

Jimmy Carter is one of five living U.S. Presidents.
Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, was the 39th president of the United States and is one of five living presidents. Getty Images

Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, was the 39th president of the United States and is one of six living presidents. Carter was born on Oct. 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia. He was 52-years-old when he took office in 1977, and 56 years-old when he left the White House four years later, in 1981.

Carter was diagnosed with cancer of the liver and brain in 2015, at age 90. He initially believed he had only weeks to live. Speaking to reporters that year, he said: "I have had a wonderful life. I'm ready for anything and I'm looking forward to new adventure. It is in the hands of God, whom I worship."

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