USA Today reports
that the incoming Congress will be the oldest on record for both houses. The average representative is 57, while the average senator is 63. New Times
has the same high-tech tool as USA Today
-- a calculator -- and decided to probe further.
Since Florida has the oldest average population of any state, you'd figure we'd be sending cases of Fixodent and Depends to Washington with our congressmen, but it turns out the average age of a representative from Florida rounds down to a relatively youthful 54. Adam Putnam is the youngest, at 34, while the ironically named 78-year-old Bill Young is by far the oldest.
The average age of our two senators, Bill Nelson (66) and Mel Martinez (62), is only one year older than the Senate average.