Running one of the largest, most prosperous and most powerful nations in the world as the President of the United States is a stressful task, and these photos will show what sort of effect that stress can have on a person’s health.
The majority of the presidents pictured here spent about 8 years in the presidency, so one could argue that they would have aged one way or another. The stress of their work, however – even for those who spent only 4 or less years in office – definitely speeds up the natural aging process.
The four years of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, the most tumultuous in America’s history as a nation, left an especially obvious mark on the beleaguered president, and this may have been exacerbated by certain potential medical conditions as well.
Barack Obama 2008-2014