Longest State of the Union speeches in the past 45 years

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

At 71 minutes, President Obama's State of the Union address Wednesday ranks among the longest such speeches in the past 45 years. These are the longest State of the Union addresses:

2000 (Clinton): 89 minutes

1995 (Clinton): 85 minutes

1998 (Clinton): 78 minutes

1998 (Clinton): 76 minutes

1967 (Johnson): 71 minutes

2010 (Obama): 71 minutes

Source: The American Presidency Project, University of California at Santa Barbara

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