Tallest President

During the 19th century, the average height for Americans was approximately 5 feet 8 inches. The tallest president of the time was George Washington, who stood over six feet tall. He was considered the “Father of the Nation” and fought on the battlefield during the American Revolution.

Abraham Lincoln

Height: 1.93 m, (6 feet 4 inches)


Abraham Lincoln

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The tallest president in history was the six-foot-four, two-hundred-and-forty-one-inch tall Abraham Lincoln. His stature was only slightly less than the 192-inch height of his predecessor, Lyndon B. Johnson. His height was a little less than the average height of Civil War soldiers, but the tallest president of all time still holds the title.


Abraham Lincoln statue

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While the average height for American presidents has increased significantly since the beginning of the twentieth century, the tallest president in history is still the tallest president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln’s height has been estimated at 6 feet 4 inches.

Abraham Lincoln’s height is only a hair less than his predecessors. During his time in office, Lincoln wore a seven-to-eight inch top hat. Moreover, he was a keen military strategist and all but led unionist forces to victory in the American Civil War. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1865.

When it comes to presidential candidates, the taller the candidate, the more likely he is to win. The tallest presidential candidate has won 10 of the 15 presidential elections since 1960. It is interesting to note that the tallest candidate in history is currently Donald Trump, who stands at 6 feet 3 inches. His earlier driver’s license lists him as 6 feet 2 inches.

shortest president: Who Was the Tallest President?

Height: 1.63 m,( 5 feet 3 inches)

The shortest president of the time was James Madison, who stood five feet four inches tall. Although he was the shortest president of the time, he was still taller than his predecessors. Furthermore, the next shortest president was Martin Van Buren, who was only 5 feet three inches tall.


James Madison

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It is important to remember that a president’s height does not always correlate with how effective they are as leaders. However, he or she must demonstrate that they can stand on the shoulders of the great leaders of their time.

There are several ways to determine the height of a world leader. Although, the most accurate way is to compare their height to that of other leaders and celebrities. However, some world leaders prefer to hide their height and others make an effort to look taller than they really are. In contrast to his official medical report, which states that he is just 4 feet 6 inches tall, Mexico’s President Benito Juarez is 5 feet 7 inches tall.

While there are many tallest presidents in history, there are a few shortest presidents as well. In fact, five of the presidents on this list are short.

Harrison, shortest president of all time

Height: 1.73 m, (5 feet 6 inches)

The shortest president of all time was William Henry Harrison. Although Harrison was the shortest president of the time, his short height didn’t prevent him from serving one month in office before dying.


Harrison, shortest president of all time

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If we include all presidents elected in the twenty-first century, the tallest president of all time is also the tallest President of the United States.

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