Top 10 longest ‘State of the Union’ speeches

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Speeches. Some people don’t seem to have any problem standing in front of an audience and talking eloquently about the subject. Many people don’t have those skills though and listening to such presentations can and will be an annoying experience. Presidents of the United States have the constitutional duty to present the State of the Union to the Congress anually. Tonight, Obama will adress the nation. Democrats, in general, talk longer than Republicans. Have a look at our next top 10 list of longest State of the Union speeches!

Update Obama’s adress to Congress took 01:04:44

Top 10 list of longest State of the Union speeches


  1. Richard Nixon 00:35:26 – 1970-1974
  2. Jimmy Carter – 00:36:53 – 1978-1981
  3. Ronald Reagan – 00:40:00 (apx) – 1982-1988
  4. George Bush – 00:45:00 (apx) – 1990-1992
  5. Gerald R. Ford – 00:45:31 – 1975-1977
  6. George W. Bush – 00:52:35 – 2002-2008
  7. Lyndon. B. Johnson – 00:53:57 – 1966-1969
  8. Barack Obama – 1:05:07 – 2010-2011
  9. Bill Clinton – 1:14:51 – 1994-2000

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