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The Different (Physical) Sizes Of US Presidents

Updated 25 Jul 2019 218.0k views44 items

It goes without saying that the President of the United States of America looms large in this nation's day-to-day life. In some cases, that was very much the case physically. Abraham Lincoln, the tallest president, towered over his contemporaries at 6’3". William Howard Taft, the heaviest president, was a physical force at 340 pounds. Beyond those standouts, though, how much do you really know about the physical lives of the presidents?

These men have run the gamut in size and stature from Lincoln to little James Madison, who was just a pint-sized 5’4". How tall were the presidents? What were the presidential shoe sizes? How much did they weigh? The POTUS owes part of their character to their physical size, just like they owe a bit of themselves to the diseases they battled or their accomplishments in office in the first 100 days. If you have ever wanted to know how big or small each of the Presidents were, your wait is over. Here’s a list with just those facts. 

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