Heights of Presidents of the United States

A record of the heights of the Presidents of the United States and presidential candidates is useful for evaluating what role, if any, height plays in presidential elections. Some observers have noted that the taller of the two major-party candidates tends to prevail, due to the public's apparent preference for taller candidates.

The tallest U.S. Presidents were Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon B. Johnson at 6 ft 4 in (193 cm), while the shortest was James Madison at 5 ft 4 in (163 cm).

Barack Obama, the current President, is 6 ft 1 in (185 cm), and Joe Biden, the current Vice-President, is 6 ft 0 in (183 cm).
The average height of the 43 men who have been President is 70.8 inches (180 cm). Over time there has been a slightly rising trend in this average, reflecting the increased height of the general U.S. population, although some of the tallest Presidents are from early United States history.The average height of male Americans nationwide in 2005 was 
                                5 ft 9.2 in (69.2 in; 175.8 cm).

U.S. Presidents by height order

Abraham Lincoln

Lyndon B. Johnson

6 ft 4 in193 cm
3 Thomas Jefferson6 ft 2 1⁄2 in189 cm
Franklin D. Roosevelt

George H. W. Bush

Bill Clinton

6 ft 2 in188 cm
7 George Washington6 ft 1 1⁄2 in187 cm
Andrew Jackson

Ronald Reagan

Barack Obama

6 ft 1 in185 cm
James Monroe

John Tyler

James Buchanan

James A. Garfield

Chester A. Arthur

Warren G. Harding

John F. Kennedy

Gerald Ford

6 ft 0 in183 cm
William Howard Taft

Herbert Hoover

Richard Nixon

George W. Bush

5 ft 11 1⁄2 in182 cm
Grover Cleveland

Woodrow Wilson
5 ft 11 in180 cm
25 Dwight D. Eisenhower5 ft 10 1⁄2 in179 cm
Franklin Pierce

Andrew Johnson

Theodore Roosevelt

Calvin Coolidge

5 ft 10 in178 cm
30 Jimmy Carter5 ft 9 1⁄2 in177 cm
Millard Fillmore

Harry S. Truman

5 ft 9 in175 cm
33 Rutherford B. Hayes5 ft 8 1⁄2 in174 cm
William Henry Harrison

James K. Polk

Zachary Taylor

Ulysses S. Grant

5 ft 8 in173 cm
38 John Quincy Adams5 ft 7 1⁄2 in171 cm
John Adams

William McKinley
5 ft 7 in170 cm
Benjamin Harrison

Martin Van Buren

5 ft 6 in168 cm
43 James Madison5 ft 4 in163 cm

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