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How Tall was Abraham Lincoln?

How Tall was Abraham Lincoln?

President Lincoln was one of the tallest presidents of the United states, along with Lyndon B. Johnson. Both presidents were 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm) tall and towered over their opponents. Some observers think that the public prefers taller candidates, which is why the taller candidates often win in politics. Barack Obama is 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) tall, 3 inches shorter than Lincoln.

Average Height for a U.S. President

To date, the calculated average height for the presidents of the United States since is 5 feet 10.7 inches. James Madison was the shortest President at 5 ft 4 inches (163 cm).