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At 31, this man failed in business. At 32, he was defeated in a legislative race. At 34, he failed again in business. At 35, his girlfriend died. At 35, he had a nervous breakdown. At 38, he lost another election. At 43, 46, and 48, he lost congregational races. At 55, he lost a senatorial race. But at 60, he was elected president of the United States. He did not just become president. He became one of the most famous and well-beloved American presidents.