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Peter Cooper (b. February 12, 1791) was the candidate of the Greenback party in 1876, when he was 85 years old.
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  • In 1984 President Ronald Reagan became the oldest US presidential candidate, when he successfully ran for re-election. He turned 73 that February.
  • In 1996 Senator Bob Dole became the oldest US presidential candidate to run for a first term. He turned 73 that July.
  • Senator John McCain is 72, and is therefore not the oldest candidate. He would however be the oldest person sworn in as a new president, if he is elected. If he serves two terms, he will be the oldest president.
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