Ed Driscoll

"Septuagenarian Comeback Kids"

In an early episode of Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant faced the possibility of being laid off, and quipped, “I’m 45 years old. In politics, I’d be called ‘The Kid'”.

With 88-year old Robert Byrd and 82-year old Frank Lautenberg in Washington, the age range has only skewed further north. USA Today looks at some other senior citizens who could be joining them in the world’s most distinguished–or at least most comfortable–retirement home.