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Stunning Photos of American Presidents having Fun and doing 'Non-Presidential' things

During the American presidency, 45 men have been in power who have been described as noble, despicable, or somewhere in between. They are known for fighting wars, passing legislation, and bringing scandal to the White House. The following photos show U.S. presidents looking cool and doing “non-presidential” activities.

There have been 46 presidencies (including the current one, Joe Biden, whose term began in 2021), and 45 individuals have served as president. Grover Cleveland was elected to two non-consecutive terms and, as such, is considered the 22nd and 24th president of the United States. John F. Kennedy was the youngest president at the age of 43. Joe Biden is the oldest at 78 years old. William Henry Harrison was the shortest-serving president, who died of pneumonia after a month in office. The longest-serving president was Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died early in his fourth term in 1945 after serving over twelve years. He is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms.

Since the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in 1951, no person can be elected president more than twice, nor can someone who has served more than two years of an elected office be elected again. Four presidents died in office of natural causes (William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Warren G. Harding, and Franklin D. Roosevelt), four were killed (Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy), and one resigned (Richard Nixon, who faced impeachment). John Tyler became the first vice president during a presidential term to assume the presidency, setting a precedent for the vice president to assume the full powers of the presidency.

#1 President Theodore Roosevelt hunts for bear in Colorado, 1905.

President Theodore Roosevelt hunts for bear in Colorado, 1905.

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#2 William Howard Taft fishes off Middle Bass Island, Ohio, 1908.

William Howard Taft fishes off Middle Bass Island, Ohio, 1908.

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#3 Woodrow Wilson throws out the first ball of the baseball season in Washington, D.C., 1916.

Woodrow Wilson throws out the first ball of the baseball season in Washington, D.C., 1916.

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#4 Warren G. Harding at the White House with his dog, Laddie Boy, 1923.

Warren G. Harding at the White House with his dog, Laddie Boy, 1923.

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#5 Calvin Coolidge celebrates the 4th of July and his 55th birthday with his wife Grace at a Game Lodge in South Dakota, 1927.

Calvin Coolidge celebrates the 4th of July and his 55th birthday with his wife Grace at a Game Lodge in South Dakota, 1927.

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#6 Herbert Hoover stands on board the cruiser USS Salt Lake City, 1931.

Herbert Hoover stands on board the cruiser USS Salt Lake City, 1931.

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#7 Franklin D. Roosevelt disembarks from a seaplane, 1920s.

Franklin D. Roosevelt disembarks from a seaplane, 1920s.

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#8 Harry Truman fishes at Puget Sound, 1945.

Harry Truman fishes at Puget Sound, 1945.

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#9 Dwight D. Eisenhower, Winston Churchill and Gen. Omar Bradley fire carbines during a tour of an army camp in England, 1944.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Winston Churchill and Gen. Omar Bradley fire carbines during a tour of an army camp in England, 1944.

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#10 John F. Kennedy rides a mule during a campaign visit to the stockyards at Sioux City, Iowa, 1960.

John F. Kennedy rides a mule during a campaign visit to the stockyards at Sioux City, Iowa, 1960.

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#11 Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife Lady Bird sit on a fence at their ranch in Texas, 1963.

Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife Lady Bird sit on a fence at their ranch in Texas, 1963.

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#12 Richard Nixon greets Elvis Presley at the White House, 1970.

Richard Nixon greets Elvis Presley at the White House, 1970.

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#13 Gerald Ford does push-ups in the White House, 1975.

Gerald Ford does push-ups in the White House, 1975.

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#14 Jimmy Carter and an aide hop a fence at LaGuardia airport in New York City, 1976.

Jimmy Carter and an aide hop a fence at LaGuardia airport in New York City, 1976.

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#15 Ronald Reagan rides a horse at his California ranch, 1981.

Ronald Reagan rides a horse at his California ranch, 1981.

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#16 George H.W. Bush fishes in the surf in Florida, 1988.

George H.W. Bush fishes in the surf in Florida, 1988.

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#17 Bill Clinton enjoys some whitewater rafting on the Snake River in Wyoming, 1995.

Bill Clinton enjoys some whitewater rafting on the Snake River in Wyoming, 1995.

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#18 George W. Bush hunts doves in Hockley, Texas, 1994.

George W. Bush hunts doves in Hockley, Texas, 1994.

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