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Old 10-20-2016, 09:24 AM
Wendell Wagner Wendell Wagner is online now
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Yes, of course I know that the statistics are skewed by the fact that infant mortality was high. We've discussed this many times on the SDMB. It's still true that someone of the age that U.S. Presidents tend to be when they take office is expected to live quite a bit longer now than they were expected to in 1789. Why doesn't someone here figure out what the average age that Presidents took office? You can find the age that each of the Presidents took office from the chart in the third link in my post. Then look up what the number of years that a person of that age (or perhaps just a male of that age) was expected to live after that age in 1789 and how many years they are expected to live after that age now.

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