1. ourpresidents:

    This dapper young gentleman turns 68 today. 

    Born William Jefferson Blythe, III on August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas, he’s better known these days as the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton. 

    Photo circa 1950 — from the Clinton Library

     
  2. fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

    Young Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    Doesn’t he look like young Ryan Gosling

     
  3. retrocampaigns:

    Franklin D. Roosevelt, age 30, in 1912

    In 1910, FDR was elected to the New York State Senate. After supporting Woodrow Wilson’s candidacy at the Democratic National Convention in 1912, Wilson appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1913. By 1920, at age 38, he was a vice presidential nominee alongside Ohio’s James Cox.

    Via the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Francis A. DiMauro

     
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  5. Bill Clinton meeting JFK, July 24, 1963.

    Here’s a short video about the meeting.

    (Source: nouveaunano)

     
  6. fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

    vintageeveryday:

    Rare photos of young John F. Kennedy. See more here…

    THAT FIRST PIC LOOK HOW CUTE

    Wow I have never seen these

     
  7. ourpresidents:

    George Bush holds George W. Bush in New Haven, CT.  April, 1947.

    -from the Bush Library

    (Source: facebook.com, via retrocampaigns)

     

  8. fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

    DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT HISTORY AND GET HELLA EMOTIONAL
    BECAUSE I DO

     
  9. smithsonianmag:

    Document Deep Dive: Richard Nixon’s Application to Join the FBI

    Fresh out of law school, the future president first hoped he could be one of J. Edgar Hoover’s agents

    by Megan Gambino

    The abridged biography of Richard Nixon, as most know it, goes something like this. Born the son of a grocer and housewife, Nixon grew up in southern California and attended Whittier College, a small liberal arts college less than 20 miles from Los Angeles. He graduated from Duke University’s law school, moved home to California and started practicing law. He was first elected as a U.S. congressman in 1946 and then a senator in 1950, then served as vice president and eventually the president, before resigning in the wake of the Watergate scandal.

    The National Archives, however, adds a surprising little insert into that timeline. That is, a 24-year-old Nixon applied to be a special agent in the FBI in 1937.

    See Nixon’s FBI Application and read more at Smithsonian.com.

    His tie game is strong 

    (via retrocampaigns)

     
  10. heckyeahpresidents:

    JFK

    Yknow, I haven’t gotten 1000+ notes on a thing in a while so here we go

    tumblr knows what it wants…

    (Source: kennedy-gifs)