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Reasonable Ages for 11 PhDs

So there's a character with 11 PhDs in the hard sciences (That's all that's specified; presumably he's got a couple of those in engineering, considering his job). It's 1968 in the USA, and he's a Texan who got both scholarships and did roughneck work to pay for them. He is definitely a genius (Teleporters? Smart guns that can tell the difference between enemies? Hell, I don't even want to try to out how Dispensers work), and very much a busy beaver type. He started college at a normal age, however.

He also looks like this:

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How old would he be, reasonably speaking? Lower end, upper end?

Edit: Guys, guys. This guy's actually a canon character. If he was my OC, I'd definitely swing his age a little more upward, believe me. I'm sorry if there was any terrible confusion.

Here have a video.

Edit2: You guys are really smart and helpful. (I mean it, too.) Considering the sheer over-the-top of the setting and characters (Team Fortress 2: Where a man can rocket jump and invincibility comes in 10 second bursts), I'm going to just revel in the fact that there is no real sensible reason for anyone to have 11 PhDs, keep age ambiguous (but in a generally halfway sensible range), and laugh nervously when pressed.

Thanks, little_details. :D
Tags: usa: education: higher education
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