You can tell a lot about a person based on their signature, which is nearly as unique as a fingerprint. According to handwriting analysts, how people cross their Ts, slant their names, and space the letters in their signatures can reveal details about their personalities.
Some of the most-viewed signatures throughout history belong to United States presidents. Presidential signatures show a variety of handwriting techniques: quick, nearly illegible scribbles; long, swooping flourishes; and neatly ordered, compact strokes.
But how do they compare to each other? Which president had the best penmanship? Who had the worst? How does George Washington's handwriting compare to Donald Trump's? And how many presidents have worse penmanship than you?
33427Is this presidential penmanship?
- Age: Dec. at 50 (1831-1881)
- Birthplace: Moreland Hills, Ohio, United States of America
34542Is this presidential penmanship?
- Age: Dec. at 78 (1767-1845)
- Birthplace: Waxhaw Settlement between North Carolina and South Carolina, British America
27977Is this presidential penmanship?
- Age: Dec. at 67 (1732-1799)
- Birthplace: Popes Creek, Colony of Virginia, British America
25574Is this presidential penmanship?
- Age: Dec. at 65 (1804-1869)
- Birthplace: Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States of America