POTUS (President of the United States) is one of the most powerful elected official, who leads the Federal Government, enforces the laws, acts as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and makes decisions for the American citizens. He serves his four-year-term by residing at the White House with his family. All the US presidents have a hectic schedule while performing their task, which literally drains them out physically and in appearance wise. Well, this is the intense transformation all presidents have to undergo to be the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America.
1. Barack Obama (2008-2017)
Barely 47-years-old, when Barrack Obama entered the White House in 2009, very much younger compared to his greying foregoer, George W. Bush. After eight years, when the strenuous job ended in 2017, the intense transformation in Obama’s appearance was quite visible, with grey hair and wrinkles on the face. All credit goes to the 2008 financial crash, multiple mass shootings and obviously the assassination of Bin Laden.
2. George W. Bush (2000-2008)
A very much look-alike and also serving an eight-year term like his father, George W. Bush had to undergo the intense transformation in his appearance with some drastic incidents occurring during his tenure. The September 11 attacks, then the “War on Terror” with Iraq and Afghanistan, the controversial torture of prisoners, Hurricane Katrina, and the “Great Recession” had got Bush all bushed out.
3. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)
During Roosevelt’s term in White House, there was intense pressure with World War II and the Great Depression hanging over him. Among all the presidents, he was the only one to serve four terms from 1933-1945 but sadly passed away when just 11 weeks into his fourth term due to intracerebral hemorrhage. He is one of the most popular American presidents among the American people then and now.
4. Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
When White House welcomed 46-year-old Bill Clinton, who never knew the causes of his intense transformation is gonna be so steamy and scandalous. All the wrinkles and grey hair were probably formed due to the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, yet he is rated high in the history of presidents, who served eight-year confidently.
5. George H.W. Bush (1989-1993)
When senior Bush entered the White House he was already 64-years-old, yet he looked comparably fresh. But the intense transformation was a must after viewing the fall of Berlin Wall and the crumbling of the Soviet Union. His War on Drugs agenda from the time he served as Vice President under Ronal Reagan’s eight-year term continued until his presidency, which drastically played on his health and appearance.
6. John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
The youngest among all US presidents, at just 43-years of age he took over the White House with his charming good looks. He did face a number of foreign crises and pressure, which was clearly displayed on his charming face, especially in Cuba and Berlin, but secured the Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and the Alliance for Progress. And barely 2 years and 10 months in office, he was assassinated.
7. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
He became the first not elected president through a sheer fluke, as Nixon resigned in 1974 and went on to serve for just 2 years and 5 months. But this short tenure caused an intense transformation on Ford, as he had to cope with the high rate of inflation, which caused a severe recession in 74-75, the Vietnam War, and 2 failed assassination attempts on him.
8. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
He is one of the only presidents to have resigned, halfway through his second term in office after falling a prey to the Watergate scandal. But during his US Presidents, he achieved forging diplomatic ties with China and the Soviet Union and withdrawing U.S. troops from an unpopular war in Vietnam. Hence, that old look transformation was all due to some success and great failure.
9. Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
He was the first among all presidents of the world, who made the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan’s Hiroshima. Truman also helped to rebuild postwar Europe, worked to contain communism and led the US into the Korean War (1950-1953). Now, all that bombing is definitely calling for transformation, physically.
10. Ronald Reagen (1981-1989)
A Hollywood movie star, who would always be decked up with makeup when performing, but when reality struck him as the President of the United States, all that shine disappeared. He had to confront an assassination attempt, cut taxes, increased defense spending, negotiated a nuclear arms reduction agreement with the Soviets and helped in bringing a quick end to the Cold War. An 8-year-term brought enough transformation to one of America’s most successful presidents.
11. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
During his presidency, Eisenhower managed Cold War-era tensions with the Soviet Union under the looming threat of nuclear weapons, ended the war in Korea in 1953. He strengthened Social Security of the American people and created the massive new Interstate Highway System. Dwight enjoyed high approval ratings throughout his administration and all this brought about a lot of transformation in his looks.
12. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)
He is widely regarded as one of the greatest US Presidents in history, a self-trained lawyer. who brought about the emancipation of the slaves. As the 16th President of the United States, he had to undergo a lot of challenges during the Civil War in 1861. From a humble beginning until his death Lincoln had to struggle his way to build the Republican Party into a strong national organization.
13. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)
Johnson was sworn into office following the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He launched an ambitious slate of progressive reforms aimed at creating a “Great Society” for all Americans like health, education and civil rights. But was tarnished by his failure to lead the nation out of the crisis of the Vietnam War, hence, he resigned and refused to run for a second term to the White House.
14. Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
The year Herbert Hoover took over as the President in 1929 when the US economy had declined into the Great Depression. He was widely viewed as callous and insensitive towards the suffering of millions of desperate Americans. Due to this, Hoover was soundly defeated in the 1932 presidential election by Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt.
15. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
The transformation of Carter was mainly due to him struggling to respond to some difficult challenges, which included a major energy crisis as well as high inflation and unemployment, and the hostage crisis in Iran, during his US presidency. So, as you see by his face, how much transformation had taken place on account of all these hurdles he had to confront. And was soundly defeated in the general election by Ronald Reagan.