Facial Hair

  • Eleven presidents have had facial hair.
  • John Quincy Adams was the first president to have facial hair.
  • William H. Taft was the last president to have facial hair.
  • Just before his election Abraham Lincoln received a letter from Grace Bedell, an 11-year old from Westfield, NY, convincing him to grow whiskers. Eventually he did, becoming the first president to wear a beard.

Rank#President# Presidents
16Abraham Lincoln
18Ulysses S. Grant
19Rutherford B. Hayes
20James A. Garfield
23Benjamin Harrison
21Chester A. Arthur
22 & 24Grover Cleveland
26Theodore Roosevelt
27William H. Taft
6John Quincy Adams
8Martin Van Buren

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