The Best Presidential Facial Hair

A List of presidents with the best mustaches and beards. Because it's been far too long (almost 100 years) since we've had a commander in chief with some wicked facial hair.

  • Theodore Roosevelt
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    Most people can't pull off glasses and a mustache without looking like Ned Flanders, but Teddy Roosevelt can do whatever the f**k he wants.
    269 votes
  • Ulysses S. Grant
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    A pretty standard beard, but that's what makes it so good, there's absolutely nothing wrong with it.
    227 votes
  • William Howard Taft
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    A damn well trimmed 'stache at a length that isn't too obnoxious. Taft truly knew how to grow one.
    191 votes
  • 4
    223 VOTES

    Lincoln actually didn't have a beard until late in life, when he was the Republican nominee for  in 1860. That's when he received a letter from Grace Bedell, an 11-year-old girl who helpfully urged Abe to grow one to compensate for his thin face.

    "All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husband's to vote for you and then you would be President," she explained. The rest is history.
    223 votes
  • Rutherford B. Hayes
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    Hayes' crazy old man beard is up there right along side Walt Whitman's.
    240 votes
  • James A. Garfield
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    A more well kept crazy old man beard, but that defeats the purpose.
    191 votes