Presidents by the Numbers

In honor of Presidents Day, here are some facts from the National Geographic website about how our past presidents have measured up:

• Shortest president: James Madison, 5’4”

• Tallest president: Abraham Lincoln, 6’4”

• Heaviest president: William Howard Taft, about 300 pounds

• Oldest president elected: Ronald Reagan, 69

• Youngest president elected: John F. Kennedy, 43

• Youngest president to serve: Theodore Roosevelt, 42, taking the oath of office after the assassination of William McKinley

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