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Presidents at 51 -- PICTURES

August 3, 2012

Barack Obama, one of our youngest presidents, will turn 51 on August 4. He'll likely be spending the birthday weekend at Camp David, before going off to a birthday-themed fundraiser at home in Chicago next week. But what were some of his predecesors doing when they were 51? And compared with the others, does Obama at 51 look more like, well, Obama at 60?

We collect pictures below.

Sen. Lyndon Johnson, then vice president-elect, looks over one of his prize, registered Hereford bulls on his LBJ Ranch near Johnson City, Texas in 1960. Johnson turned 51 on Aug. 27, 1959.  (AP Photo)

Children in a Hong Kong refugee resettlement area watch as then-former Vice President Richard Nixon shows them his badminton service. Nixon visited Hong Kong on April 4, 1964, during his tour of countries in the Far East. He turned 51 on Jan. 9, 1964.  (AP Photo)

Rep.Gerald Ford, then the Republican leader of the House of Representatives, is seen in his office on Capitol Hill, on May 19, 1965. Ford turned 51 on July 14, 1964.  (AP Photo)


Then-Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter meets a youngster dressed as Mickey Mouse as he greeted people in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday, Sept. 9, 1976. Carter turned 51 on Oct. 1, 1975.  (AP Photo)

Then-actor Ronald Reagan, actress Barbara Rush, and Frank Sinatra, in Hollywood in 1963. Rush and Sinatra were filming Neil Simon's Broadway comedy "Come Blow Your Horn." Reagan turned 51 on Feb. 6, 1962.  (AP Photo)

Then the nominee to head the Central Inteligence Agency, George H.W. Bush greets family members of the U.S. Liaison Mission on Sunday morning Dec. 7, 1975 in Beijing, China, as he is about the depart for Washington. Bush turned 51 on June 12, 1975.(AP Photo)


President Clinton jogs with daughter Chelsea along a bike path on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., on his 51st birthday, Aug. 19, 1997.(AP Photo/Ruth Fremson)

Texas Gov. George W. Bush smiles from the podium after addressing the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Dallas, Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998. Bush turned 51 on July 6, 1997.  (AP Photo/LM Otero)

President Barack Obama waves during his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Wednesday, Aug., 1, 2012. Obama will turn 51 on Saturday, August 4.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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