Ever heard of age-eligibility questions being raised in the days when most people didn’t even know what their birthday was?
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I was randomly thinking about the age minimum established in the US during its founding, particularly for running for public office.

Then I thought about all of the Revolutionary War pension applications I've read where people seemed to typically have only a rough idea of when they were born.

So, anyone ever hear of a young man showing up at Congress etc… and being looked at with incredulity?

[src: PMcCullough @ reddit]

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