Ever wondered what your favorite candidate for president looked like when he or she was young? Wonder no more:


Jeb Bush

It might be hard to tell which Bush son is Jeb, but he's on the right. You may have also heard of his older brother, George, on the left. Jeb is almost two years old in this photo, while George is eight. (via TIME)

Ben Carson

Who knew this little boy from Detroit would go on to be a famous neurosurgeon and presidential candidate? Carson is second from right. (via Carson Scholars Fund)

Chris Christie

Just imagine this long-haired, younger Christie at a Bruce Springsteen concert. This picture was taken while Christie was a junior in high school. (via The Blaze)

Ted Cruz

Here's Ted Cruz in his high school yearbook. It may not surprise you that Cruz was captain of the speech team. He was also president of the drama club and a member of the cast in school musicals, including "The Sound of Music" and "Oliver." One might guess Cruz would have quoted a Founding Father in his yearbook, but instead Cruz picked a quotation from "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" author Douglas Adams. (via NPR)

Carly Fiorina

Fiorina is pictured here in her high school yearbook around age 18. She attended high school in Durham, N.C. (via Daily Mail)

Lindsey Graham

Here Graham is pictured at a young age, on the left side of the photograph. Growing up, Graham worked in his parents' bar. (via CNN)

Mike Huckabee

Huckabee apparently began playing the guitar at a young age. The young boy from Arkansas would eventually become a bassist in a band with his gubernatorial executive staff. (via Washington Post)

Bobby Jindal

Here's Jindal at age four. Jindal's birth name is Piyush, but around age four he asked to be called Bobby, after the Brady Bunch character. (via Esquire)

John Kasich

As a college freshman, Kasich had the honor of meeting President Nixon in the Oval Office. Reportedly, Kasich wrote Nixon a letter asking the president to contact him if he ever wanted to talk. Apparently, that worked. (via National Journal)

George Pataki

Here's Pataki in his days at Peekskill High School. He would later become mayor of Peekskill before rising to governor of New York. (via College Republican National Committee)

Rand Paul

Paul attended Brazoswood High School in Clute, Texas. Paul was born in Pennsylvania, but his family moved to Texas when he was five. (courtesy of NPR)

Rick Perry

Here's Perry as a freshman at the Paint Creek High School in Texas. Perry played on the school's football team. (courtesy of Daily Mail)

Marco Rubio

Rubio was born to Cuban immigrants in Miami. Rubio is about one year old in this photo with his father, Mario. (courtesy of TIME)

Rick Santorum

What would you give to see Santorum don these glasses again? Santorum went to Carmel High School in Mundelein, Ill. (via The Atlantic)

Donald Trump

Trump attended the New York Military Academy as a teenager. He played varsity football and was captain of the baseball team. (via Conservative Book Club)

Scott Walker

Walker has lived in Wisconsin since age 10. Good thing he's not sporting that mullet on the campaign trail. (via The Hollywood Gossip)

Not pictured: Jim Gilmore


Joe Biden

Biden might not run. But we couldn't miss an opportunity to look up young Biden photos. Biden is pictured here with his father, Joe, and sister, Val. (via The News Journal)

Hillary Clinton

Here is a young Clinton, well before she went on to become first lady, senator and secretary of state. She was raised near Chicago. (via the Clinton Presidential Library)

Martin O'Malley

Pictured is a young Martin O'Malley. He was born in Washington, D.C., and went to high school in nearby Bethesda, Md. (via Erboh.com)

Bernie Sanders

Who knew Sanders was such an avid runner in his younger days? Evidently he captained the track and cross country teams at James Madison High School in Brooklyn. (via Seven Days)

Not pictured: Lincoln Chafee, Jim Webb