13 prominent politicians who are 70 or over

  • Several of Washington’s top lawmakers and politicians are older than 70 years old.
  • The average American expects to retire around the age of 65, but many prominent political figures are well past that age and at the center of crucial moves on the national stage.

Despite the average American‘s expectation to retire in their mid-to-late 60’s, some of Washington’s heavyweights are hard at work well into their seventh or eight decades.

As America’s workforce grows older, these politicians are still running things in Washington.

Here are Washington’s top politicians who haven’t retired early.


Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM): 70 years old

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Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) reads Coretta Scott King’s letter aloud on the Senate floor.
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Source: US Senator Tom Udall


Former first lady and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: 71 years old

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Souce: Clinton Presidential Library & Museum


Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI): 71 years old

Source: US Senate


Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV): 71 years old

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Joe Manchin.
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Source: US Senate


President Donald Trump (R): 72 years old

Source: CNN


Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: 75 years old

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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Thursday seemed quite surprised to learn the White House is working to bring Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this fall.
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Aaron Bernstein/Reuters

Source: US Congress


Former Vice President Joe Biden (D): 76 years old

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Joe Biden.
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Mark Makela/Getty Images

Source: President Barack Obama White House


Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): 76 years old

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Mitch McConnell.
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Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Source: US Congress


Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-V): 77 years old

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Sen. Bernie Sanders
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Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

Source: US Senator Bernie Sanders


House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): 78 years old

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Source: CNN


Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL): 84 years old

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Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)
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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Source: US Senate


Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): 85 years old

Source: US Congress


Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): 85 years old