Top 10 tallest US Presidents
Taller presidential candidates often receive more popular votes and get re-elected more than their opponents. Surprising but studies show that being tall might be an advantage in presidential elections. The average height for US male is 5 feet 9 inches while the presidential average height is more than the average male height going up to 5 feet 11 inches.
Abraham Lincoln 6 ft 4 inches
The 16th President of US, Lincoln is the tallest president so far. He didn’t need his hat to be tall. He also had surprising facts about his life other than just being the tallest president. He wore size 14 shoes, which was also one of the biggest foot sizes in US president history. He was called ‘Abe’ and he hated to be called that. He was a licensed bar tender. An 11 year old girl convinced Lincoln to grow his beard. He kept his secret documents inside his hat. Lincoln was assassinated by an actor who he himself was a fan of. He had dreamt of his assassination before it happened. His dog, Fido was also assassinated.
Lyndon B. Johnson 6 feet 3.5 inches
The 36th President of US, Lyndon B. Johnson measures up to 6 feet 3.5 inches in height. He was born on August 27, 1908 in Stonewall, Texas. Each member of the Johnson family had the initial LBJ including his dogs. His wife was also nick named Lady Bird. Johnson loved to eat and ate large quantities of barbeque. He gave friends and family generous gifts but was ruthless to his opponents. He loved to talk and had phones installed in his bathroom as well. In 1973, he died if a heart attack.
Donald J Trump 6 feet 2.6 inches
The 45th President of US, Trump is also one of the tallest presidents in US history. He is 1.91m which is 6 feet 2.6 inches tall. Trump has his own star in the Hollywood Walk of fame. He was not just a businessman and politician but was also television personality. He produced, hosted a reality show called, ‘The Apprentice’. Trump does not smoke nor drink. The death of a sibling, his older brother Red Jr., urged Donald toward these decisions.
Thomas Jefferson 6 feet 2.5 inches
The 3rd President of US beats the 1st just by a bit. He was 6 feet 2.5 inches tall. He was almost 6 inches taller than the average men of that time. He was multi dynamic person with various interests in Architecture, Paleontology, Music, Economics, and so on. He was a great grandfather too. He had 12 grand children. Many lived with him at the same time. He would organize race for them, teach them chess and play with them .He also had pet mocking bird. He kept 4 birds at a time. His favorite bird was called Dick. He also loved vanilla ice cream which he may have tasted in France. He was known for writing the Declaration of Independence and being father of University of Virginia. He died on July 4, 1826.
George H.W. Bush 6 feet 2 inches
The 41st President of US, Bush also lands on one of the tallest US Presidents. He measures 6 feet 2 inches tall. Bush was one of the youngest pilots in the Navy. He joined Navy at the age of 18. He doesn’t like broccoli. He celebrated his 75th birthday Sky Diving. He did it again after 5 years and celebrated his 85th and 90th birthday Sky Diving as well. He has a funky sock collection and was a captain of Yale University Basketball team.
Franklin D. Roosevelt 6 feet 2 inches
The 32nd President of US, Roosevelt born on January 30, 1882 measured 6 feet 2 inches. He was give name only after the first seven weeks after his birth. He had triskaidekaphobia, i.e. he was afraid of the number 13. He wouldn’t leave for his trips on the thirteenth day of the month and if in dinner there were thirteen people without counting his secretary, he would invite her for dinner. As per his wife, he was so busy that his sons would sometimes need appointment to meet him. Nevertheless, he is one of the most beloved and iconic presidents in US history where he was there to lead in the most darkest time of US, the great depression and World War II.
Chester A. Arthur 6 feet 2 inches
The 21st President of US, Arthur also measures 6 feet and 2 inches in height marking as one of the tallest president in US history. Arthur was born on October 5, 1829 in Fairfield, Vermont. He was named after the doctor who delivered him. Arthur liked fine clothing and was called ‘Elegant Arthur’. He also own 80 pairs of pants which he changed several times a day. He was a skilled fisherman too. Arthur like late night strolls. He often took his friends on late night stroll that would be as late as 3 or 4 am. He died in November 18, 1886.
George Washington 6 feet 2 inches
The 1st President of US was among the tallest president measuring 6 feet 2 inches. He was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the first president considered very tall for 1700’s. He never served as President in Washington DC which was named after him. Washington did not have wooden teeth but wore dentures made from ivory. He bred hound dogs and treated them like family. He also gave them strange names like Tartar, Truelove, and Sweet Lips. He died of throat infection in December 14, 1799.
Bill Clinton 6 feet 2 inches
The 42th President of US, Clinton is measured to be 6 feet 2 inches tall. He was born on August 19, 1946. He was nicknamed Bubba as a child. He was the first two termed President from Democratic Party after President Franklin D. Roosevelt. When he was teenager, Clinton was part of a band called, “Three Blind Mice” and still enjoys playing saxophone. He was also the first US President born after World War II.
Ronald Regan 6 feet 1 inches
The 40th President, Ronald Regan, is also one of the tallest presidents in US history. Born on February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois, President Regan is measured 6 feet 1 inches tall. He was the member of Republican Party. He started out in radio and small acting roles that landed him on a 7 year contract with Warner Brothers in 1973. He became a famous movie and television actor accredited with 53 different roles during his acting career. He carried various nicknames in his life from ‘Dutch’ as a child, ‘The Gipper’ from his acting role as the football George Gipp to ‘The Great Communicator ‘as a President. He was also known as, ‘ The Jelly Bean Man’ for his love for Jelly Beans. In his 1981 Presidential election, 3.5 tons of Jelly Beans were dispatched. The blue berry flavored jelly bean which was colored blue was created for that purpose to have Red, White and Blue. He died June 5, 2004.
Barak Obama 6 feet 1 inches
The 44th President of United States of America, Barak Obama is one of the tallest presidents measuring 6 feet 1 inches. He is one of the most popular presidents too. Obama was born on Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu. His first name, Barack, means “blessed” in Swahili. His childhood nickname was Barry. He doesn’t like ice-cream since he worked at Baskin-Robbins as a teenager and he loved playing scrabble.
Andrew Jackson 6 feet 1 inches
The 7th President of US stands tall measuring 6 feet 1 inches. He was born on March 15, 1767 in Waxhaw, South Carolina. His nick name was ‘Old Hickory’. He did not have any children of his own but adopted three sons and was legal guardian for 8 more children. He is famous for being the first ‘common man’ to have been a President. President Jackson was part of number of gun duels. In one duel, he was shot in the chest first but he managed to shoot and kill his opponent. The bullet could not be safely removed and it stayed in his chest for 40 years. He died in his plantation at the age of 78.