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Friday, July 18, 2008

The Friday Fact

James Madison was both the shortest and lightest President in US history. Most Presidents have had above-average height; however, Madison was 5’4’’ and weighed only about 100 pounds.

2 comments:

gamers542 said...

That is very interesting. Wouldn't he be considered underweight by today's standards?

ExpandForFree said...

While people were generally much shorter and lighter he was still well-below average in height and weight (average height for a 19th century American was about 5'8'').

By today's standards he would be considered underweight.