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Photos: The oldest candidates elected president

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — With Joe Biden being the projected winner in the presidential race, he’ll immediately go down in the history book for two things: earning the highest vote totals of any presidential candidate and being the oldest person to serve as the nation’s commander in chief.

Biden celebrates his 78th birthday later this month. That will make him the oldest president at inauguration by eight years.

Who takes the spot of the second oldest? Donald Trump. He was 70 when first elected to the office and would’ve been 74 if he was voted to a second term.

Here’s a look at the eight oldest candidates elected to the presidency (age at inauguration):

Joe Biden, 78 years, 61 days

Former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the First State Democratic Dinner in Dover, Delaware, on March 16, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Donald Trump, 70 years, 220 days

President-elect Donald Trump looks on during a rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his victory tour across the country. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Ronald Reagan, 69 years, 349 days

US President Ronald Reagan and US Secretary of State Alexander Haig (left) outside 10 Downing Street during a state visit to London, UK, 9th June 1982. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

William Henry Harrison,  68 years, 23 days

circa 1838: William Henry Harrison (1773 – 1841), 9th President of the United States of America. He served for only one month before dying of pneumonia. His grandson Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd president. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

James Buchanan, 65 years, 315 days

James Buchanan, fifteenth President of the United States who served from 1857 to 1861. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

George H.W. Bush, 64 years, 222 days

US President George Bush (R) announces 23 July 1990, his nomination, New Hampshire appellate judge David Souter (L), for the Supreme Court, at the White House, Washington, DC. (Photo by JEROME DELAY/AFP via Getty Images)

Zachary Taylor, 64 years, 100 days

Zachary Taylor (1784 – 1850), American general and the 12th President of the USA. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 62 years, 98 days

General Eisenhower, former US President, speaking at a press conference at the Savoy Hotel, London, August 15th 1962. (Photo by Moore/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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