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Subject: Presidents, Veeps, Major Party losing candidates for Pres. & VP who lived to be 90---up till 1968 compared with after that.

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Date Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 09:47:06pm
In reply to: OK, Mondale turns 90 next month, but you know he'll make it 's message, "Every Pres & Veep candidate in 1976 & 1980 have lived to be over 90 year old" on Tuesday, December 05, 11:53:11am

Presidents who lived to be 90, running in 1968 or before:

John Adams (elected 1796), lived to 90; Herbert Hoover (elected 1928), lived to 90.


Levi Morton (elected 1888), lived to 96; John Nance Garner (elected 1932 and 1936), lived to 98.

Runners-up for President:

Alfred Landon (nominated 1936), lived to 100.

Runners-up for VP:

Henry G. Davis (nominated 1904), lived to 92; John W. Bricker (nominated 1944), lived to 92.

After 1968---four Presidents have lived over 90, as have two other runners-up for President (McGovern and Dole), and one other VP runner-up (Shriver).

Five before 1968, seven since. Obviously modern medicine has changed things; whereas before, only the lucky made it to 90, now, of those who can afford it, it seems only the unlucky DON'T make it to 90.

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The Ford/Dole ticket is now in 2nd now behind the Anderson/Lucey ticket in total lifespan (NT)LemnpiperFriday, December 08, 01:22:32pm

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