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Presidents at Age 50

Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson

The third U.S. president turned 50 on April 13, 1793. At 50, he was at the tail end of his tenure as the nation's first secretary of state. He backed the French when they fought the British that year and otherwise was occupied with how to fund U.S. war debts.