The Presidents of the USA

 

Numbers & Statistics: Stature, Height and Weight

 



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1. Height
 

The Tallest Presidents

 
Abraham Lincoln
Lyndon Johnson
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
Franklin D. Roosevelt
George H.W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Andrew Jackson
Chester Arthur
Ronald Reagan
Barack Obama
6' 4'' / 1.93 m
6' 3'' / 1.91 m
6' 2.5'' / 1.89 m
6' 2'' / 1.88 m
6' 2'' / 1.88 m
6' 2'' / 1.88 m
6' 2'' / 1.88 m
6' 1'' / 1.85 m
6' 1'' / 1.85 m
6' 1'' / 1.85 m
6' 1'' / 1.85 m
 
 

The Shortest Presidents

 
James Madison
Benjamin Harrison
Martin Van Buren
John Quincy Adams
John Adams
William McKinley
Zachary Taylor
James Knox Polk
William Henry Harrison
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
5' 4'' / 1.63 m
5' 6'' / 1.68 m
5' 6'' / 1.68 m
5' 7'' / 1.70 m
5' 7'' / 1.70 m
5' 7'' / 1.70 m
5' 8'' / 1.73 m
5' 8'' / 1.73 m
5' 8'' / 1.73 m
5' 8'' / 1.73 m
5' 8'' / 1.73 m
 
 

Average Height

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

The Fattest Presidents

lb / BMI, ordered by BMI (Body Mass Index*)
 
William Howard Taft
Grover Cleveland
William McKinley
Zachary Taylor
Theodore Roosevelt
Chester A. Arthur
Bill Clinton
Herbert Hoover
John Quincy Adams
James Buchanan
332 / 42.3
275 / 34.6
233 / 31.1
230 / 30.2
237 / 30.2
238 / 28.7
234 / 28.3
220 / 27.7
203 / 27.2
217 / 26.9
 
 

The Slimmest Presidents

lb / BMI, ordered by BMI (Body Mass Index*)
 
James Madison
Andrew Jackson
John Tyler
Franklin Pierce
William Henry Harrison
Calvin Coolidge
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
Barack Obama
John F. Kennedy

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

122 / 17.0
154 / 19.0
160 / 20.0
162 / 20.6
162 / 21.2
166 / 21.2
185 / 21.7
181 / 22.0
180 / 22.1
182 / 22.6