Top 10 List of Famous Tall Men in the White House
Written by: Lindsay Shugerman
March 13, 2008
Filed Under Celebrities
Power. Influence. And height.
Over the years, the White House has been home to a variety of men, ranging from the very tall to the very short. At a diminutive 5’4”, James Madison was the shortest
10. Andrew Jackson
Jackson is the first on our list of famous tall men we’ve called President. At 6’1”, he would have towered above Mr. Madison by an impressive 9 inches.
9. Ronald Reagan
Years later, Ronald Reagan tied President Jackson with a height of 6’1”.
8. George Washington
Our first president, George Washington, was an exceptionally tall man for his time. At 6’2”, he would have stood head and shoulders over the average 18th century man who measured only 5’5” tall.
7. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt, the only American president elected to four terms in office, also measured 6’2” in height.
6. President Chester A. Arthur
President Chester A. Arthur, the name most often forgotten when people are naming the presidents, was another 6’2” Commander in Chief.
5. George H. W. Bush
Rounding out our list of 6’2” presidents, George H. W. Bush, father of the current president, was also 6’2” when he took the oath of office.
4. Thomas Jefferson
Red-headed Thomas Jefferson, our third president, was an impressive speaker and an impressive figure at 6’2 ½” tall.
3. Bill Clinton
He may have had trouble with Special Counsel, but when it came to height, President Bill Clinton was one of our most imposing presidents. Like Jefferson,
2. Lyndon B. Johnson
Proving they do make everything bigger in
1. Abraham Lincoln
Our tallest president was also the stuff of legends and myths. In any list of famous tall men, he is usually one of the most well know names…and images. Honest Abe stood 6’4” tall – virtual giant among his fellow 19th century counterparts who averaged only 5’7” in height. Truly the tallest of the Top 10 Famous Tall Men in the White House