Trivia Question 5/17/12 – The Long and Short of US Presidents

Abraham LincolnThe tallest U.S. President was Abraham Lincoln who stood 6 feet, 4 inches tall.


Who was the shortest President?


James Madison


James MadisonThe smallest President was James Madison (Presidential term 1809-17). The fourth President, Madison stood 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighed less than 100 pounds.

The heaviest President was William Howard Taft (1909-13), who sometimes tipped the scales at more than 300 pounds during his tenure. After he became stuck in the White House bathtub, Taft ordered a new one installed. The replacement was big enough to hold four grown men of average size.

The oldest President ever elected was Ronald Reagan (1981-89). The 40th President took office at the age of 69.

The youngest elected President was John F. Kennedy (1961-63), who reached the White House at 43. But the youngest President to ever serve was Theodore Roosevelt (1901-09), who was elected Vice President on a ticket with President William McKinley. In September 1901 a deranged anarchist shot McKinley twice in Buffalo, New York, and Roosevelt assumed the top office at 42.


A total of 29 people checked into the Net tonight and a whopping 8 of those had the correct answer to the Trivia Question!  Congratulations to:

  • Javier – KF6FFO
  • Sidney – KG6RDA
  • Harry – KF6ZQM
  • Roy – W6REH
  • Timothy – KI6TIG
  • Leon – AF6TT
  • Louie – AD6UP
  • Murry – WA6USL

Thanks to everyone who took part in tonight’s Net.

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