The current Democratic field would produce the oldest president ever — here are the ages of every candidate

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesJoe Biden, 77, and Bernie Sanders, 78, would be the oldest person ever to assume the US presidency if elected

The major candidates left in the 2020 Democratic field are all in their 70s,

The Democratic field is now almost entirely made of septuagenarians after Tom Steyer, 62, Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 38, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, 59, dropped out of the race after the South Carolina primary.

The US Constitution mandates that a candidate must be at least 35 to be eligible for the presidency. The youngest-ever president was Theodore Roosevelt, who took office at 42 years and 322 days old in 1901.

President Donald Trump holds the title of oldest president at the time of his first election, taking office at 70 years and 220 days old.

But four out of the five candidates left in the Democratic primary field could break his record.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren would be the oldest presidents ever on their first Inauguration Day.

If elected, Sanders would be 79, Biden and Bloomberg would both be 78, and Warren would be 71 upon assuming office.

Here’s a breakdown of the 2020 Democrats’ current ages and how old they would be for their inauguration.


Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is also 38. She would be 39 years and 283 days old upon taking office.

Associated PressDemocratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii speaks to Democrats gathered at the Spratt Issues Conference in Greenville, S.C., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is 70. She would be 71 years and 212 days old upon taking office in 2021.

Scott Olson/Getty ImagesElizabeth Warren speaks at a campaign rally.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is 77, and he would be 78 years and 61 days old on Inauguration Day 2021.

Associated Press/John LocherDemocratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Henderson, Nev.

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Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City is 78. He would be 78 years and 341 days old upon taking office.

Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesMike Bloomberg.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders is 78. He would be 79 years and 134 days old upon assuming office.

Associated PressDemocratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., smiles during his campaign event in Carson City, Nev., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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