Eisenhower in the Age of Aging Men

September 1955
New Republic;9/5/55, Vol. 133 Issue 10, p7
This article focuses on the old age of some public figures. Before Democratic campaign strategists begin repeating those ominous statistics which prove that the U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, if reselected, will reach an unprecedented 70 years of age during his second term, they might do well to have a look at the trend of things over the past century. It is true that Eisenhower, at 70, would be the oldest President by the end of his second term, but Averell Harriman, U.S. diplomat who will be 69 in November 1960, could also be a candidate for this distinction. The British Prime Minister Winston Church traveled a decade beyond this mark before he gave over his place to Anthony Eden, a stripling of 58.


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