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Abraham Lincoln, JFK, and Richard Nixon were all middle children - take a look at which US presidents were oldest, youngest, and everywhere in between

Posted On: Aug 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Abraham Lincoln, JFK, and Richard Nixon were all middle children - take a look at which US presidents were oldest, youngest, and everywhere in between

The majority of US presidents were middle children .
Firstborn kids made up the second largest group among the 44 commanders-in-chief.
There's hasn't yet been a president who was an only child.
Take a look at the birth order of all of the US presidents throughout history .
A lot of US presidents may have suffered from middle child syndrome.
Throughout history , the majority of out commanders-in-chief have been middle children. Firstborns make a decent showing as well. As for youngest children, only seven of them have ascended to the highest political office in the country. And no only child has ascended to the White House yet.
But does birth order really make someone more or less likely to become president?
From the looks of it, not really. Still, bragging rights go to all the middle children out there. Next time your siblings bug you, picture how embarrassed they'll be once you're the leader of the free world.
Here's a look at the birth order - and family background - of each of the 44 US presidents: First...

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