As of 2014, the last president of the United States with a beard was Benjamin Harrison. His presidency lasted from 1889 to 1893. Before him, four other presidents wore beards.
The first president to wear a full beard was Abraham Lincoln, who grew his facial hair at the behest of an 11-year-old girl named Grace Bedell, who said that his chances of getting elected would be higher if he grew a beard. His presidency lasted from 1861 to 1865. After him, Ulysses S. Grant, who served from 1869 to 1877; Rutherford B. Hayes, who served from 1877 to 1881; and James A. Garfield, who served in 1881, all had beards.Learn More
Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest president of the United States at age 42. Roosevelt was serving as vice president when President William McKinley was assassinated, and Roosevelt assumed the office. As the 26th president, he was known for his youthful vigor.Full Answer >
As of 2014, Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president of the United States, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall. James Madison was the shortest president at 5 feet 4 inches tall. The average height for a U.S. president is 5 feet 11 inches.Full Answer >
Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of the United States, was the first chief executive to be impeached. The impeachment effort, however, would ultimately fail, and Johnson remained in office until the end of his term.Full Answer >
The president before Dwight Eisenhower was Harry S. Truman, 33rd president of the United States. Truman was sworn in, after the sudden death of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt.Full Answer >