The height differences between all the US presidents and first ladies

The height differences between all the US presidents and first ladies
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The height differences between all the US presidents and first ladies
While Abraham Lincoln was 6-foot-4, James Madison was a full foot shorter. The shortest first girl was Eliza Johnson at 4 toes 9 inches, and Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle Obama, and Melania Trump tied for the tallest at 5 toes 11 inches.

  • While each American president and first girl has reached the same heights of political office and public service, not all reached the White House on the same bodily top.
  • John Adams and Abigail Adams have been only separated in top by an inch, whereas Thomas Jefferson was over a foot taller than his spouse, Martha Jefferson.
  • We discovered the heights by means of on-line analysis and talking with presidential historic websites and libraries, however a couple of first women’ heights have been lost to historical past.
  • Here is the peak distinction of each US president and first girl we might discover.
George and Martha Washington: 1-foot-2-inches (36 cm)

1 george martha washington
John and Abigail Adams: 1 inch (2 cm)

2 john abigail adams
Thomas and Martha Jefferson: 1-foot-2.5-inches (37 cm)

3 thomas martha jefferson

Jefferson was a widower when his presidency started, and his daughter, Martha, acted as first girl, together with wives of the Cabinet secretaries.

James and Dolley Madison: 3 inches (7 cm)

4 james dolley madison
James and Elizabeth Monroe: 1 foot (31 cm)

5 james elizabeth monroe
John Quincy and Louisa Adams: 1.5 inches (3 cm)

6 john quincy louisa adams
Andrew and Rachel Jackson: 1-foot-1-inch (33 cm)

7 andrew rachel jackson

Rachel Jackson died simply months before her husband’s inauguration. Her niece Emily Donelson and his daughter-in-law Sarah Yorke Jackson acted as first girl in her absence.

Martin and Hannah Van Buren: Unknown

8 martin van hannah buren

Martin Van Buren was also a widower, and his daughter-in-law Angelica Singleton Van Buren oversaw the duties of first girl.

William Henry and Anna Harrison: Unknown

9 william henry anna harrison
John and Julia Tyler: 9 inches (23 cm); John and Letitia Tyler: Unknown

10 john julia letitia tyler

Tyler’s first spouse, Letitia, died from a stroke whereas in the White House. He married his second spouse, Julia, whereas nonetheless serving as president.

James Ok. and Sarah Polk: 6 inches (16 cm)

11 james sarah polk
Zachary and Margaret Taylor: Unknown

12 zachary margaret taylor
Millard and Abigail Filmore: 3 inches (7 cm)

13 millard abigail filmore
Franklin and Jane Pierce: 5 inches (13 cm)

14 franklin jane pierce
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane: 5 inches (13 cm)

15 james buchanan harriet lane

Buchanan was a lifelong bachelor. His niece, Harriet Lane, acted as first girl throughout his term.

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: 1-foot-2-inches (36 cm)

16 abraham mary lincoln
Andrew and Eliza Johnson: 1-foot-1-inch (33 cm)

17 andrew eliza johnson
Ulysses S. and Julia Grant: Unknown

18 ulysses julia grant
Rutherford B. and Lucy Hayes: 4.5 inches (11 cm)

19 rutherford lucy hayes
James A. and Lucretia Garfield: 9 inches (23 cm)

20 james lucretia garfield
Chester A. and Ellen Arthur: Unknown

21 chester ellen arthur

Chester A. Arthur was a widower when he grew to become president after Garfield was shot, and his sister, Mary Arthur McElroy, served as first girl in his spouse’s place.

Grover and Frances Cleveland: 4 inches (10 cm)

22 24 grover frances cleveland

Grover Cleveland served because the twenty second and twenty fourth president of the United States. Cleveland’s two terms have been break up aside by the presidency of Benjamin Harrison.

He married Frances throughout his first term, and he or she took over the duties of White House hostess from his sister, Rose Cleveland.

Benjamin and Caroline Harrison: 5 inches (13 cm)

23 benjamin caroline harrison
William and Ida McKinley: Unknown

25 william ida mckinley
Theodore and Edith Roosevelt: 3 inches (8 cm)

26 theodore edith roosevelt
William Howard and Helen Taft: 7.5 inches (19 cm)

27 william helen taft
Woodrow and Edith Wilson: 2 inches (5 cm); Woodrow and Ellen Wilson: 8 inches (20 cm)

28 woodrow edith ellen wilson

Wilson’s first spouse, Ellen, died from an sickness throughout her husband’s presidency. He then remarried in 1915 to his second spouse, Edith.

Warren G. and Florence Harding: 5 inches (13 cm)

20 warren florence harding
Calvin and Grace Coolidge: 6 inches (15 cm)

21 calvin grace coolidge
Herbert and Lou Hoover: 3.5 inches (9 cm)

31 herbert lou hoover
Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt: 3 inches (8 cm)

32 franklin eleanor roosevelt
Harry S. and Bess Truman: 5 inches (12 cm)

33 harry bess truman
Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower: 9.5 inches (24 cm)

34 dwight mamie eisenhower
John F. and Jackie Kennedy: 5 inches (12 cm)

35 john f jackie kennedy
Lyndon B. and Lady Bird Johnson: 9.5 inches (24 cm)

36 lyndon lady bird johnson
Richard and Pat Nixon: 5.5 inches (14 cm)

37 richard pat nixon
Gerald and Betty Ford: 9 inches (23 cm)

38 gerald betty ford
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter: 4.5 inches (12 cm)

39 jimmy rosalynn carter
Ronald and Nancy Reagan: 9 inches (22 cm)

40 ronald nancy reagan
George H.W. and Barbara Bush: 11 inches (28 cm)

41 george hw barbara bush
Bill and Hillary Clinton: 8 inches (20 cm)

42 bill hillary clinton
George W. and Laura Bush: 5.5 inches (14 cm)

43 george w laura bush
Barack and Michelle Obama: 2 inches (5 cm)

44 barack michelle obama
Donald and Melania Trump: 3 inches (8 cm)

45 donald melania trump
Joe and Jill Biden: 6 inches (15 cm)

Joe Biden and Jill Biden standing in front of a height chart. Joe Biden is 6 feet and Jill Biden is 5 feet 6 inches
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