Apr 23, 2010

Tall Presidents

Did you know that in the past 27 US presidential elections, the shorter candidate has won only six times? Handlers for Jimmy Carter (5' 9") went to great lengths to prevent him from having to stand next to the taller Gerald Ford (6 foot+). It worked, Carter won. Eighteen presidents have been 6 foot or taller. James Madison was the shortest at 5 foot 4.

Did you also know that Napoleon was 4 foot 11 or (5 foot 6, depending on what you read), Paul Simon and Dudley Moore 5 foot 2. Tom Cruise 5 foot 8 (Thomas Cruise Mapother IV) 

Michigan is the only state that has a statute prohibiting height discrimination.