American President Heights (Peak) + Vice Presidents & First Ladies


When considering the tallest American Presidents, the first thing that shocked me was that the top 5 tallest were born well over 100 years ago!


There have also been some very tall Vice Presidents towering above the President, and also First Ladies, with one being taller than her President!  


This page will explore the Peak heights of American Presidents from tallest to shortest, and also their Vice Presidents, First Ladies, and investigate the findings for some interesting height info.

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1: Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) 6'4" (193 cm)

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  • 16th President, serving 1861-1865.
  • 15th Vice President: Hannibal Hamlin (1809-1881), serving 1861-1865. Height: Unknown.
  • 16th Vice President: Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), serving 1865. Height: 5'10" (177.8 cm) which is 6 inches shorter than President.
  • 23rd (Official 17th) First Lady: Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882), serving 1861-1865. Height: 5'2" (157.5 cm) which is 14 inches shorter than the President. 

2. Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973) 6'3" (190.5 cm)

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  • 36th President, serving 1963-1969.
  • 38th Vice President: Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr (1911-1978), serving 1965-1969. Height: 5'11" (180.3 cm) which is 4 inches shorter than President.
  • 48th (Official 38th) First Lady: Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson (1912-2007), serving 1963-1969. Height: 5'6" (167.6 cm) which is 5 inches shorter than the President.  

3: Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) 6'2.5" (189.2 cm) 

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  • 3rd President, serving 1801-1809. 
  • 3rd Vice President: Aaron Burr Jr. (1756-1836), serving 1801-1805. Height: Aaron Burr Jr. 5'6" (1.67.6 cm) which is 8.5 inches shorter than the President. 
  • 4th Vice President: George Clinton (1739-1812), serving 1805-1809. Height: Unknown.
  • 3rd (Official 3rd) First Lady: Martha Skelton Jefferson (1748-1782), died 19 years before her husband became President. Height: 5'0" (152.4 cm) which is 14.5 inches shorter than the President. 
  • 4th (Acting) First Lady: Martha Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836) Eldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson, serving 1802-03 and 1805-06. Height: 5'8" (172.8 cm) which is 6.5 inches shorter than the President. 

4: George Washington (1732–1799) 6'2" (188 cm) 

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  • 1st President, serving 1789-1797. 
  • 1st Vice President: John Adams (1735–1826), serving 1789–1797. Height: 5'7" (170.2 cm) which is 7 inches shorter than President.
  • 1st (Inaugural) First Lady: Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (1731-1802), serving 1789-1797. Height: 5'0" (152.4 cm) which is 14 inches shorter than the President. 

5. Chester Alan Arthur (1829–1886)  6'2" (188 cm)

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  • 21st President, serving 1881-1885. 
  • Vice President: None.
  • 28th (Official 22nd) First Lady: Ellen Lewis "Nell" Arthur (1837-1880), died 1 year before her husband became President. Height: unknown but supposed to be medium, so significantly shorter than the President.  

6. George Herbert Walker Bush (1924–2018) 6'2" (188 cm) 

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  • 41st President, serving 1989-1993.  
  • 44th Vice President: James Danforth Quayle (b. 1947), serving (1989–1893). Height: 5'10" (177.8 cm) which is 4.5 inches shorter than President.
  • 53rd (Official 43rd) First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush (1925-1913), serving 1989-1993. Height: 5'5" (165.1cm) which is 9 inches shorter than the President.   

7. William Jefferson Clinton (b. 1946) 6'2" (188 cm) 

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  • 42nd President, serving 1993-2001.
  • 5th Vice President: Albert Arnold Gore Jr (b. 1948), serving 1993–200. Height: 6'1" (185.4 cm) which is 1 inch shorter than President.
  • 54th (Official 44th) First Lady: Hilary Rodham Clinton (b. 1947), serving 1993-2001. Height 5'5.5" (166.4 cm) which is 7.5 inches shorter than the President.

8. Donald John Trump (b. 1946) 6'2" (188 cm) 

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  • 45th President, serving 2017–2021. 
  • 48th Vice President: Michael Richard Pence (b. 1959), serving 2017–2021. Height: 5'9" (175.3 cm) which is 5 inches shorter than President.
  • 57th (Official 47th) First Lady: Melania Trump (b.1970), serving 2017-2021. Height 5'9.25" (175.9 cm) which is 4.75 inches shorter than the President. 

9. Andrew Jackson (1767–1845) 6'1" (185.4 cm) 

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  • 7th President, serving 1829 to 1837.
  • 7th Vice President: John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850), serving 1829-1832. Height: 6'2" (188cm) which is 1 inch taller than President.
  • 8th Vice President: Martin Van Buren (1782-1862), serving 1833-1837. Height: 5'6" (167.6 cm) which is 7 inches shorter than President.
  • First Lady: Rachel Jackson (1767-1828), died days before the Presidents inauguration. Height: 5'0" (152.4 cm) which is 13 inches shorter than the President. 
  • 9th (Acting) First Lady: Emily Donelson (Andrew Jackson's Niece) (1801-1836), serving 1829-1834. Height: Unknown

10. Barack Hussein Obama II (b. 1961) 6'1" (185.4 cm)

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  • 44th President, serving 2009–2017.
  • 47th Vice President: Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (b. 1942), serving 2009-2017. Height: 6'0.75" (184.8 cm) which is 0.75 inches shorter than President.
  • 56th (Official 46th) First Lady: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (b.1964), serving 2009–2017. Height: 5'10.75" (179.7 cm) which is 1.25 inches shorter than the President. 

11. Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911–2004) 6'0.75" (184.8 cm) 

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  • 40th President, serving 1981–1989. 
  • 43rd Vice President: George Herbert Walker Bush (1924–2018), serving 1981-1989. Height: 6'2" (188 cm) which is 1.25 inches taller than President.
  • 52nd (Official 42nd) First Lady: Nancy Davis Reagan (1921-2016), serving 1981-1989. Height: 5'4" (162.6 cm) which is 6.75 inches shorter than the President. 

12. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945) 6'0.5" (184.2 cm) 

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  • 32nd President, serving 1933–1945.
  • 32nd Vice President: John Nance Garner III (1868-1967), serving 1933–1941. Height: Unknown.
  • 33rd Vice President: Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965), serving 1941-1945. Height: Unknown.
  • 34th Vice President: Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), serving 1945. Height: 5'9" (175.3 cm) which is 3.5 inches shorter than President.
  • 44th (Official 34th) First Lady: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), serving 1933-1945. Height: 5'10.75" (179.7 cm) which is 2.75 inches shorter than the President.  

13. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (b.1942) 6'0.75" (184.8 cm)  

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  • 46th President, serving 2022-
  • 49th Vice President: Kamala Devi Harris (b.1964), serving 2021- Height: 5'3.5" (161.3 cm) which is 8.75 inches shorter than President.
  • 58th (Official 48th) First Lady: Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden (b.1951), serving 2022- Height: 5'6" (167.6 cm) Prime Height which is 7.5 inches shorter than the President.  

14. James Monroe (1758–1831) 6'0" (182.9 cm) 

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  • 5th President, serving 1817-1825. 
  • 6th Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins (1774-1825), serving 1817-1825. Height: Unknown.
  • 6th (Official 5th) First Lady: Elizabeth Monroe (1768-1830), serving 1817-1825. Height: 5'0" (152.4 cm) which is 12 inches shorter than the President. 

15. John Tyler (1790–1862) 6'0" (182.9 cm) 

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  • 10th President, serving 1841-1845.
  • Vice President: None.
  • 17th (Official 11th) First Lady: Julia Gardiner Tyler (1820 –1889), serving 1844-1845. Height: 5'3" (160 cm) which is 9 inches shorter than the President.  

16. James Buchanan Jr. (1791–1868) 6'0" (182.9 cm)

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  • 15th President, serving 1857-1861. James Buchanan Jr. remains the only bachelor president (never married). 
  • 14th Vice President: John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875), serving 1857–1861. Height: 6'2" (188 cm) which is 2 inches taller than President.
  • 22nd (Official 16th) First Lady: Buchanan's Niece Harriet Rebecca Lane Johnston (1830-1903) acted as the First Lady, serving 1857-1861. Height: Unknown but regularly described as taller than average. 

17. James Abram Garfield (1831–1881) 6'0" (182.9 cm) 

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  • 20th President, serving 1881-1881.  
  • 29th Vice President:  Chester Alan Arthur (1829-1886), serving 1881. Height: 6'2" (188 cm) which is 2 inches taller than President.
  • 27th (Official 21st) First Lady: Lucretia Garfield (1832-1918), serving 1881. Height: 5'3" (160 cm) which is 9 inches shorter than the President. 

18. Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865–1923) 6'0" (182.9 cm) 

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  • 29th President, serving 1921–1923.
  • 29th Vice President: John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (1872-1933), serving 1921-1923. Height: 5'9" (175.3 cm) which is 3 inches shorter than President.
  • 41st (Official 31st) First Lady: Florence Mabel Harding (1860-1924), serving 1921-1923. Height: 5'7" 170.2cm which is 5 inches shorter than the President.  

19. John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–1963) 6'0" (182.9 cm) 

  • 35th President, serving  1961-1963. 
  • 37th Vice President: Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), serving 1961–1963. Height: 6'3" (190.5 cm) which is 3 inches taller than the president.  
  • 47th (Official 37th) First Lady: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), serving 1961-1963. Height: 5'7" which is 5 inches shorter than the President.   

20. Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (1913–2006) 6'0" (182.9 cm) 

  • 38th President, serving 1974–1977.
  • 41st Vice President: Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908-1979), serving 1974–1977. Height: 5'10.5" (179.1 cm) which is 1.5 inches shorter than the President.
  • 50th (40th Official) First Lady: Elizabeth Anne Ford (1918-2011), serving 1974-1977. Height: 5'3" (160 cm) which is 9 inches shorter than the President.

21. William Howard Taft (1857–1930) 5'11.75" (182.2 cm) 

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  • 27th President, serving 1909–1913.
  • 27th Vice President: James Schoolcraft Sherman (1855-1912), serving 1909–1912. Height: Unknown
  • 37th (28th Official) First Lady: Helen Louise Taft (1861-1943), serving 1909-1913. Height: 5'4" (162.6 cm) 7.75 inches shorter than the President. 

22. Herbert Clark Hoover (1874–1964) 5'11.25" (181 cm) 

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  • 31st President, serving 1929–1933.
  • 31st Vice President: Charles Curtis (1860-1936), serving 1929–1933. Height: Unknown.
  • 43rd (33rd Official) First Lady: Lou Henry Hoover (1874-1944), serving 1929-1933. Height: 5'8" (172.8 cm) which is 3.25 inches shorter than the President. 

23. George Walker Bush (b. 1946) 5'11.25" (181 cm) 

  • 43rd President, serving 2001-2009. 
  • Vice President: Richard Bruce Cheney (1941-), 46th Vice President, serving 2001-2009. Height: 5'8" (172.7 cm) which is 3.25 inches shorter than the President.
  • 55th (45th Official) First Lady: Laura Lane Welch Bush (b.1946), serving 2001-2009. Height: 5'4.5 (163.8 cm) which is 6.75 inches shorter than the President. 

24. Stephen Grover Cleveland (1837–1908) 5'11" (180.2 cm) 

  • 28th President, serving 1885-1889 and 1893-1897.
  • Vice President: Thomas Andrews Hendricks (1819-1885), 21st Vice President, serving 1885. Height: Unknown.
  • Vice President: Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (1900-1965), 23rd Vice President, serving 1893–1897. Height: 5'10" (177.8 cm) which is 1 inch shorter than the President.
  • 31st and 34th (23rd and 25th Official) First Lady: Frances Clara Cleveland Preston (1864-1947), serving 1893-1897. Height: 5'7" (170.2 cm) which is 4 inches shorter than the President. 

25. Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924) 5'11" (180.2 cm) 

  • 28th President, serving 1913–1921. 
  • 28th Vice President: Thomas Riley Marshall (1854 –1925), serving 1913-1921. Height: Unknown.
  • 38th First Lady: Ellen Louise Axson Wilson (1860-1914), serving 1913-1914 (until her death). Height: 5'4" (163.8 cm) which is 8 inches shorter than the President. 
  • 39th (Acting) First Lady: Margaret Woodrow Wilson (1886-1944), serving 1914-1915. Height: Unknown.
  • 40th (30th Official) First Lady: Edith Bolling Galt Wilson (1872-1961), serving 1915-1921. Height: 5'9" (175.3 cm) which is 2 inches shorter than the President.  

26. Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–1994) 5'10.75" (179.7 cm) 

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  • 37th President, serving 1969-1974.
  • 39th Vice President: Spiro Theodore Agnew (1918-1996), serving 1969-1973. Height: 6'2" (188 cm) which is 3.25 inches taller than President.
  • 40th Vice President: Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (1913-2006), serving 1973–74. Height: 6'0" (182.9 cm) which is 1.25 inches taller than the president.
  • 49th (39th Official) First Lady: Thelma Catherine "Pat" Ryan Nixon (1912-1993), serving 1969-1974. Height: 5'5.5" (166.4 cm) which is 5.25 inches shorter than the President.  

27. Dwight David Eisenhower (1890–1969) 5'10.5" (179.1 cm) 

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  • 34th President, serving 1953–1961. 
  • 36th Vice President: Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–1994), serving (1953-1961). Height: 5'10.75" (179.7 cm) which is 0.25 inches taller than President.
  • 46th (36th Official) First Lady: Mary Geneva "Mamie" Eisenhower (1896-1979), serving 1953-1961. Height: 5'1" (154.9 cm) which is 9.5 inches shorter than the President.   

28. Franklin Pierce (1804–1869)  5'10" (177.8 cm) 

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  • 14th President, serving 1853-1857. 
  • 13th Vice President: William Rufus de Vane King (1786-1853), serving 1853. Height: Unknown.
  • 21st (15th Official) First Lady: Jane Means Pierce (1806-1863), serving 1853-1857. Height: 5'5" (165.1 cm) which is 5 inches shorter than the President.

29. Andrew Johnson (1808–1875) 5'10" (177.8 cm) 

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  • 17th President, serving 1865-1869. 
  • Vice President: None.
  • 24th (18th Official) First lady: Eliza McCardle Johnson (1810-1876), serving 1865-1869. Height: 4'9" (155.8 cm) which is 13 inches shorter than the President.  

30. Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) 5'10" (177.8 cm) 

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  • 26th President, serving 1901-1909.
  • 26th Vice President: Charles Warren Fairbanks (1852-1918), serving 1905–1909. Height: Unknown.
  • 36th (27th Official) First Lady: Edith Kermit Roosevelt (1861-1948), serving 1901-1909. Height: 5'7" (170.2 cm) which is 3 inches shorter than the President.  

31. James Earl Carter Jr (born 1924) 5'9.5" (176.5 cm) 

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  • 39th President, serving 1977-1981.  
  • 42nd Vice President: Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (1928-2011), serving (1977–1981). Height: 6'0" (182.9 cm) which is 2.5 inches taller than the President.
  • 51st (41st Official) First Lady: Rosalynn Carter (b.1927), serving 1977-1981. Height: 5'4 (162.6 cm) which is 5.5 inches shorter than the President.  

32. Millard Fillmore (1800–1874)  5'9" (175.3 cm) 

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  • 13th President, serving 1850-1853.
  • Vice President: None.
  • 20th (14th Official) First Lady: Abigail Fillmore (1798-1853), serving 1850-1853. Height: 5'6" (167.6 cm) which is 3 inches shorter than the President.  

33. John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (1872–1933) 5'9" (175.3 cm) 

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  • 30th President, serving 1923-1929. 
  • 30th Vice President: Charles Gates Dawes (1865-1951), serving 1925–1929. Height: Unknown.
  • 42nd (32nd Official) First Lady: Grace Anna Coolidge (1879-1957), serving 1923-1929. Height: 5'4" (163.8 cm) which is 5 inches shorter than the President. 

34. Harry S. Truman (1884–1972)  5'9" (175.3 cm) 

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  • 33rd President, serving 1945-1953.
  • 35th Vice President: Alben William Barkley (1877-1956), serving 1949–1953. Height: Unknown.
  • 45th (35th Official) First Lady: Elizabeth Virginia Truman (1885-1982), serving 1945-1953. Height: 5'4" (163.8 cm) which is 5 inches shorter than the President.  

35. Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893) 5'8.5" (174 cm) 

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  • 19th President, serving 1877-1881. 
  • 19th Vice President: William Almon Wheeler (1819-1887), serving 1877–1881. Height: Unknown.
  • 26th (20th Official)  First Lady: Lucy Webb Hayes (1831-1889), serving 1877-1881. Height: 5'4" (163.8 cm) which is 4.5 inches shorter than the President.   

36. William Henry Harrison (1773–1841) 5'8" (172.7 cm) 

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  • 9th President, serving 1841-1841. 
  • 10th Vice President: John Tyler, (1790-1862), serving 1841-1841. Height: 6'0" (182.9 cm) which is 4 inches taller than President.
  • 13th (19th Official)  First Lady: Anna Tuthill Harrison (1775-1864), serving 1841. Height: 4'11" (149.9 cm) which is 9 inches shorter than the President. 

37. James Knox Polk (1795–1849) 5'8" (172.7 cm) 

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  • 11th President, serving 1845–1849.
  • 11th Vice President: George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864), serving 1845-1849. Height: Unknown.
  • 18th (12th Official) First Lady: Sarah Childress Polk (1803-1891), serving 1845-1849. Height: 5'2" (158.5 cm) which is 6 inches shorter than the President. 

38. Zachary Taylor (1784–1850) 5'8" (172.7 cm) 

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  • 12th President, serving 1849-1850. 
  • 12th Vice President: Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), serving 1849-1850. Height: 5'9" (175.3 cm) which is 1 inch taller than President.
  • 19th (13th Official) First Lady: Margaret "Peggy" Mackall Taylor (1788-1852), serving 1849-1850. Height: 5'4" (162.6 cm) which is 4 inches shorter than the President. 

39. Hiram Ulysses Grant (1822–1885) 5'8" (172.7 cm) 

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  • 18th President, serving 1869-1877.
  • 17th Vice President: Schuyler Colfax Jr. (1823-1885), serving (1869–1873). Height: Unknown.
  • Vice President: Henry Wilson (1812-1875), 18th Vice President, serving (1873–1875). Height: Unknown.
  • 25th (19th Official) First Lady: Julia Boggs Grant (1826-1902), serving 1869-1877. Height: Unknown.

40. John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) 5'7.25" (170.8 cm) 

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  • 6th President, serving 1825-1829.
  • 7th Vice President: John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850), serving 1825-1829. Height: 6'2" (188cm) which is 6.75 inches taller than President.
  • 7th (6th Official) First Lady: Louisa Catherine Adams (1775-1852), serving 1825-1829. Height: 5'6" (167.6 cm) which is 1.25 inches shorter than the President.

41. John Adams (1735–1826) 5'7" (170.2 cm) 

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  • 2nd President, serving 1797-1801.
  • 2nd Vice President: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), 2nd Vice President, serving 1797-1801. Height: 6'2.5" (189.2 cm) which is 7.5 inches taller than the President.
  • 2nd (Official 2nd) First Lady: Abigail Adams (1774-1818), serving 1797-1801. Height: 5'6" (167.6 cm) which is 1 inch shorter than the President.

42. William McKinley (1843-1901) 5'7" (170.2 cm) 

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  • 25th President, serving 1897-1901.  
  • 24th Vice President: Garret Augustus Hobart (1844-1899), serving 1897-1899. Height: Unknown.
  • 25th Vice President: Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1858-1919), serving 1901. Height: 5'10" (177.8 cm) which is 3 inches taller than President.
  • 35th (26th Official) First Lady: Ida McKinley (1847-1907), serving 1897-1901. Height: 5'7" (170.2 cm) which is the same height as the President.

43. Martin Van Buren (1782–1862) 5'6" (167.6 cm)

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  • 8th President, serving 1837-1841. Martin Van Buren was without a first lady during his time in office.
  • 9th Vice President: Richard Mentor Johnson (1780-1850), serving 1837–1841. Height: Unknown
  • 11th (8th Official) First Lady: His wife Hannah Van Buren (1783-1819), died 18 years before her husband became President. Height: Unknown. 

44. Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901) 5'6" (167.6 cm)

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  • 23rd President, serving 1889-1893.
  • 22nd Vice President: Levi Parsons Morton (1824-1920), serving 1889-1893. Height: Unknown.
  • 32nd (24th Official) First Lady: Caroline Lavinia Harrison (1832-1892), serving 1889-1892 (her death). Height: 5'1" (154.9 cm) which is 5 inches shorter than the President. 

45. James Madison Jr. (1751–1836) 5'4" (162.6 cm)

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  • 4th President, serving 1809-1817. 
  • 4th Vice President: George Clinton (1739-1812), serving 1809–1812. Height: Unknown.
  • 5th (4th Official) First Lady: Dolley Todd Madison (1768-1849), serving 1809-1817. Height: 5'7" (170.2 cm) which is 3 inches taller than the President. 

Findings

These are the results from the heights of 45 Presidents, 29 Vice Presidents and 43 First Ladies.


Presidents

  • The average height of all Presidents is 5'10.8 (179.8 cm).
  • In the top 5 tallest ever American Presidents, 4 of them died between 140-225 years ago!
  • There have been 31 elections from 1904-2020, and in 21 of them, the elected candidate was taller, with an average of 1.2 inches.
  • Comparing the tallest President Abraham Lincoln's height of 6'4" to the shortest President, James Madison at 5'4", there is a 12 inch/1 foot difference in height.

Vice Presidents

  • The average height for a Vice President is 5'10.8 (179.8 cm) which is the same height as the average President, and this is comparing 45 President heights to 29 Vice Presidents.
  • Out of the 29 Vice President heights that I could find, 16 have been shorter than the President, and 13 are taller.
  • The Tallest Vice President was Lyndon Johnson who was 6'3" (190.5 cm) which was 3 inches taller than President JFK. The shortest is Kamala Harris who is 5'3.5" (161.3 cm) which is 8.75 inches shorter than President Joe Biden.
  • The difference between the tallest Vice President Lyndon Johnson and shortest Vice President Kamala Harris is 11.5 inches.

First Ladies

  • Of the 43 First Lady heights I could find, the average height is 5'4.7" (164.3 cm). This is 6.2 inches shorter than the average height of a President, and 6.5 inches shorter than the average Vice president.
  • The tallest First Lady is tied with Eleanor Roosevelt and Michelle Obama at 5'10.75" (179.7 cm). The Shortest was Eliza Johnson who was 4'9" (155.8 cm) tall. There is a 1 foot 1.75 inches difference between the tallest and shortest First Ladies. 
  • One first lady was the same height as the President, Ida McKinley was 5'7" (170.2 cm) which is the same height as President William McKinley.
  • One first lady was taller than the President, Dolley Madison was 5'7" (170.2 cm) which was 3 inches taller than President James Madison. 
  • The height difference between the tallest First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Michelle Obama 5'10.75" (179.7 cm) and shortest Eliza Johnson 4'9" (155.8 cm) is 1 foot 1.75 inches. 

Other

  • The tallest Vice President and President combinations are JFK at 6'0" (182.9 cm) and Lyndon Baines Johnson at 6'3" (190.5 cm) = 12 feet 3 inches. The shortest is Joe Biden 6'0.75" (184.8 cm) and Kamala Harris 5'3.5" (161.3 cm) = 11 feet 4.25 inches. There is an 11.75 inch difference between the shortest and tallest combinations. 
  • The tallest President and First Lady combo is Barack Obama 6'1 (185.4 cm) and Michelle Obama 5'10.75 (179.7 cm) = 11 feet 11.75 inches. 
  • The shortest President and First Lady combo are Henry Harrison 5'8" (172.7 cm), Anna Harrison 4'11" (149.9) = 10.7 feet. This is a 1 foot 8 difference in height from the tallest!
  • The tallest Vice President, President, and First Lady combinations are Barack Obama 6'1 (185.4 cm) Joe Biden 6'0.75" (184.8 cm), and Michelle Obama 5'10.75 (179.7 cm) = 17 feet 11.5 inches. 
  • The shortest President, Vice President, and First Lady combo was William Henry Harrison 5'8" (172.7 cm), John Tyler Height: 6'0" (182.9 cm) Anna Harrison 4'11" (149.9) = 16 feet 7 inches. 
  • The greatest height difference between a President and Vice President is Joe Biden 6'0.75" (184.8 cm) and Kamala Harris 5'3.5" (161.3 cm) which is 9.25 inches.
  • The greatest height difference between a President and First Lady is Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) who is 6'4" (193 cm) and Mary Lincoln 5'2" (157.5 cm) which is a 14 inch height difference.