The Presidents of the USA

Numbers & Statistics:
Stature, Height and Weight





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1. Height

The Tallest Presidents

 
Abraham Lincoln6' 4'' / 1.93 m
Lyndon Johnson6' 3'' / 1.91 m
Thomas Jefferson6' 2.5'' / 1.89 m
George Washington6' 2'' / 1.88 m
Franklin D. Roosevelt 6' 2'' / 1.88 m
George H.W. Bush6' 2'' / 1.88 m
Bill Clinton6' 2'' / 1.88 m
Andrew Jackson6' 1'' / 1.85 m
Chester Arthur6' 1'' / 1.85 m
Ronald Reagan6' 1'' / 1.85 m
Barack Obama6' 1'' / 1.85 m
 
 

The Shortest Presidents

 
James Madison5' 4'' / 1.63 m
Benjamin Harrison5' 6'' / 1.68 m
Martin Van Buren5' 6'' / 1.68 m
John Quincy Adams5' 7'' / 1.70 m
John Adams5' 7'' / 1.70 m
William McKinley5' 7'' / 1.70 m
Zachary Taylor5' 8'' / 1.73 m
James Knox Polk5' 8'' / 1.73 m
William Henry Harrison5' 8'' / 1.73 m
Ulysses S. Grant5' 8'' / 1.73 m
Rutherford B. Hayes5' 8'' / 1.73 m
 
 

Average Height

of the Presidents of USA
 
Average height 5' 11'' / 1.80 m
avg. of 19th cent.5' 10'' / 1.78 m
avg. of 20th cent.6'  0'' / 1.83 m

2. Weight
 

The Fattest Presidents

lb / BMI, ordered by BMI (Body Mass Index*)
 
William Howard Taft332 / 42.3
Grover Cleveland275 / 34.6
William McKinley233 / 31.1
Zachary Taylor230 / 30.2
Theodore Roosevelt237 / 30.2
Chester A. Arthur 238 / 28.7
Bill Clinton234 / 28.3
Herbert Hoover 220 / 27.7
John Quincy Adams203 / 27.2
James Buchanan217 / 26.9
 
 

The Slimmest Presidents

lb / BMI, ordered by BMI (Body Mass Index*)
 
James Madison122 / 17.0
Andrew Jackson154 / 19.0
John Tyler160 / 20.0
Franklin Pierce162 / 20.6
William Henry Harrison162 / 21.2
Calvin Coolidge166 / 21.2
Abraham Lincoln185 / 21.7
Thomas Jefferson181 / 22.0
Barack Obama180 / 22.1
John F. Kennedy182 / 22.6

Note: (*) BMI= weight in kg / (height in meter*2)