Presidential Weights

  • William H. Taft was the heaviest president at 340 pounds (154.2 kg).
  • James Madison was the lightest president at 100 pounds (45.4 kg).
  • The average weight of the presidents is 182 pounds (82.7 kg).
  • The weights listed below reflect the best information available. Weights fluctuated over time or were not accurately measured.

Rank#PresidentWeight (lbs)Weight (kg)
127William H. Taft340 lbs154.2 kg
222 & 24Grover Cleveland260 lbs117.9 kg
345Donald J. Trump239 lbs108.4 kg
421Chester A. Arthur224 lbs101.6 kg
542Bill Clinton223 lbs101.2 kg
626Theodore Roosevelt210 lbs95.3 kg
736Lyndon B. Johnson200 lbs90.7 kg
825William McKinley199 lbs90.3 kg
915James Buchanan198 lbs89.8 kg
1041George H. W. Bush196 lbs88.9 kg
1143George W. Bush191 lbs86.6 kg
1238Gerald R. Ford190 lbs86.2 kg
135James Monroe189 lbs85.7 kg
1432Franklin D. Roosevelt188 lbs85.3 kg
1531Herbert Hoover187 lbs84.8 kg
1640Ronald Reagan185 lbs83.9 kg
1720James A. Garfield184 lbs83.5 kg
1816Abraham Lincoln180 lbs81.6 kg
1844Barack Obama180 lbs81.6 kg
2046Joe Biden178 lbs80.7 kg
211George Washington175 lbs79.4 kg
216John Quincy Adams175 lbs79.4 kg
2119Rutherford B. Hayes175 lbs79.4 kg
2137Richard M. Nixon175 lbs79.4 kg
253Thomas Jefferson174 lbs78.9 kg
2511James K. Polk174 lbs78.9 kg
2513Millard Fillmore174 lbs78.9 kg
2517Andrew Johnson174 lbs78.9 kg
2929Warren G. Harding173 lbs78.5 kg
2935John F. Kennedy173 lbs78.5 kg
3134Dwight D. Eisenhower171 lbs77.6 kg
3212Zachary Taylor170 lbs77.1 kg
3228Woodrow Wilson170 lbs77.1 kg
3433Harry S. Truman167 lbs75.7 kg
358Martin Van Buren164 lbs74.4 kg
369William Henry Harrison162 lbs73.5 kg
3710John Tyler160 lbs72.6 kg
3723Benjamin Harrison160 lbs72.6 kg
3739Jimmy Carter160 lbs72.6 kg
4018Ulysses S. Grant156 lbs70.8 kg
412John Adams150 lbs68.0 kg
4230Calvin Coolidge148 lbs67.1 kg
4314Franklin Pierce144 lbs65.3 kg
447Andrew Jackson140 lbs63.5 kg
454James Madison100 lbs45.4 kg

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