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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) of Illinois first ran for office at age 23. He was active in politics throughout his life, and was elected President in 1860 at age 51. He guided America through the Civil War.

 

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (1858-1919) of New York was elected to the state legislature at age 23. At 42, he became President-the youngest to ever do so. He had a strong foreign policy and led an ethical, disciplined personal life.

 

William McKinley (1843-1901) of Ohio was elected County Prosecutor at age 26. He later served as Governor and was elected to the Presidency in 1896 at age 53.

 

 J. Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) of Massachusetts got involved in the Republican party at age 25. He served in many elected offices, including Governor. He became President at age 51. He opposed federal expansion and regulations.

 

Dan Quayle (1947- ) of Indiana was elected to Congress at age 29. He was a Senator and became V.P. at age 41. He did what he knew was right in spite of opposition.

 

 Robert A. Taft, Sr. (1889-1953) of Ohio was elected to the state legislature at age 33. He later served as the Republican leader in the U.S. Senate. He fought FDR's big-government policies and re-mains a notable conservative icon. 

 

J.C. Watts, Jr. (1957- ) of Okla-homa was a football star and MVP. He entered politics at age 32, and was elected to Congress at age 37. He currently serves as GOP Con-ference Chairman, the 4th highest post in the House. He is a staunch defender of family and freedom.

 

Steve Chabot (1953- ) of Ohio was first elected to office at age 32. He now serves in Congress, refusing to vote for silly pork barrel spending.


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