Top 10 Tallest US Presidents in History

Even though height may not seem to play a crucial role in political success, several studies have confirmed that taller individuals have been consistently successful in elections compared to their shorter counterparts.

So, how does height enter the picture? Does it boost the candidate's confidence? Does it pull up their usual self-esteem a notch above? While we don't know an answer to that, we certainly know the top 10 tallest US presidents of all time.

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

In the following few sections, we have ranked the top 10 tallest US presidents. So, if you've ever been curious about the average presidential height, here's everything you need to know.

10. Barrack Obama (6 feet and 1 inches)

The 44th President of the United States, Barrack Obama stands at a lofty height of 6 feet and 1 and a half inches. Obama served as a president for two consecutive terms starting from 2009 to 2017.

He stands for the Democratic party, and he was also the first American president of African American origin. Before his presidential gig, Obama served as a US senator between 1997 and 2004 and 2005 to 2008.

9. George Bush (6 feet 2 inches)

With a lofty height of six feet and two inches, George Bush, the 41st American president, takes the ninth spot on our list of tallest US presidents. Bush was a politician as well as a deft business professional and diplomat.

A leader of the Republican party, he served his term between 1989 and 1993. Right before that, he was also a vice president of the Regan administration between 1981 to 1989. During the same time, he was also a member of the US House of Representatives and other crucial positions.

8. Franklin Roosevelt (6 feet 2 inches)

With an impressive height of six feet and two inches, Franklin Roosevelt takes the eighth spot on our listen. Often touted as the FDR, Roosevelt was a diplomat, a proficient attorney, and also the 32nd President of the United States who served the nation between 1933 and 1945.

An ardent supporter and leader of the Democratic party, he successfully championed four terms and was deemed one of the biggest and most influential figures during the start of the 20th century.

7. Chester Arthur (6 feet 2 inches)

While Chester Arthur may not be a familiar name to many, he was the 21st president of the United States and served the nation between 1881 and 1885.

Standing tall at six feet and two inches, he is certainly one of the tallest presidents on our list. Arthur served as a lawyer in New York and his law stint significantly improved his political prospects.

6. George Washington (6 feet 2 inches)

George Washington takes sixth place on our list with his impressive height of six feet and two inches. Washington was a crucial figure in American politics. He was not just the first president of America but was also a devout soldier, a professional statesman, and everything in between.

Washington served his tenure as the American president between 1789 and 1797. He was assigned to the role by the Continental Congress, and he was also one of the first individuals to motivate and champion the Patriot troops to the path of victory.

Thanks to his exceptional leadership during the formative years of America, Washington is often touted as the 'Father of the Nation' in America.

5. Bill Clinton (6 ft 2.5 inches)

Bill Clinton was an esteemed American political leader and the 42nd president of the country serving between 1979 and 1981. He served another term from 1983 and 1992. Before starting the presidential gig, Clinton served as an Attorney general in the Arkansas region. He gained immense popularity here which further set the stronghold of his presidential campaign.

Clinton supported the cause of the Democrats and within a few years of their presidency, he was touted as the New Democrat. This primarily happened because despite being a democrat a vast majority of his reforms were deemed more moderate or centrist.

4. Thomas Jefferson (6 ft 2.5 inches)

The third American President, Thomas Jefferson, boasts an impressive height of six feet and two and a half inches. He was one of the initial founding fathers of the country and throughout his tenure, Jefferson served as a deft diplomat and politician. He was also a proficient lawyer and had experience in architecture, philosophy, and several other domains.

Before his role as the president, Jefferson was a Vice President under John Adams. Among his notable contributions, the most remarkable one would be the Declaration of Independence.

Throughout his life, Jefferson advocated republican views, the concept of democracy, the concept of free rights for all among other causes. He also motivated several US colonists to establish a new nation by breaking away from Britain.

3. Donald Trump (6 feet 3 inches)

Donald Trump secures the third position on our list with his lofty and impressive height of 6 feet and three inches. He was the 45th President of the nation and served his term between 2017 and 2021.

Before serving as a President, Trump was known as a leading American entrepreneur who had several big businesses across the nation. Trump supported and espoused the causes of the Republican Party.

2. Lyndon B. Johnson (6 ft 3.5 inches)

Standing tall at six feet and three and a half inches, Lyndon B. Johnson is one of the tallest American presidents of all time. A staunch Democrat, Lyndon served as the 36th American president between 1963 and 1969.

Before that, he also served as the country's 37th Vice President. Lyndon was from Texas and his family was politically well-connected, which further paved his dream to become a statesman.

1. Abraham Lincoln (6 feet 4 inches)

Standing mighty high at 6 feet 4 inches, Abraham Lincoln is unmatched both as a president as well in terms of height. He was the 16th American President and served the nation between 1861 and 1865. Lincoln has several feathers to his cap- he played a crucial role to abolish slavery, leading America through the disruption of the civil war, preserving the union, boosting the economy, and modernizing America as a nation.