How tall was Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

American politician and lawyer, best remembered as the 30th President of the United States. A biographer once mentioned how in College, his height was recorded as 5ft 8.9 and weight as 119.5 lbs.

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Average Guess (22 Votes)
5ft 8.84in (174.9cm)
Yharnamman said on 10/Feb/21
@Rising174cm Yes I withdraw my first comment a bit, its only 30 lbs underweight which isn't insanely bad. But if someone is 5'9" and 120 lbs and male, then they gotta do something about it because its not a suitable bodyweight. Gain muscle and start drinking homemade mass gainers to get to like 10-15% body fat.
Slim 6'1" said on 6/Feb/21
Somewhere between 174.5-175cm
Rising174cm said on 30/Jan/21
Nobody said it's typical - it's definitely underweight - but it's not practically impossible either. Obviously Coolidge was much heavier during his public life as Governor, VP and President.
Yharnamman said on 29/Jan/21
@Rising174cm I said practically impossible not completely impossible. If someone is 5'9", like 8% body fat and no muscle mass then sure they can be 120lbs. But if you look at images of Calvin that likely has never been the case, he looks like an average 5'9" 150 lbs guy. Also you gotta keep in mind a woman whos 5'9" and 130 lbs is lean, so we should believe its typical for men to be 120 lbs at 5'9"?

@vastlybetter566 A very productive comment, most insightful comment I've seen in months.
Rising174cm said on 27/Jan/21
Seeing Truman with an aged, hunched over Churchill, I think Truman was likely more 5'7.5" than 5'8".
Rising174cm said on 27/Jan/21
It's nowhere near impossible, I've been as low as 124-125 in recent years and I'm way older than Coolidge was at that time. Christian Bale got himself down to 120 pounds at nearly 6' for The Machinist.
MaskDeMasque said on 27/Jan/21

It is possible. I'm a guy, 5'9.5 and used to weigh 120 lbs.
slim 6'1 said on 27/Jan/21
Close enough to the solid 5’9”
vastlybetter566 said on 26/Jan/21

Looks like we have a "medical expert" here.
Eric Tam said on 26/Jan/21
Huh thought he was in the 180 cm range. Guess not. Also man lot's of US presidents. IN that case are you going to add Sir William Wallace any time soon? LOL.
vastlybetter566 said on 26/Jan/21
An inch taller than Truman, Rob?
Editor Rob
I'd expect that
Yharnamman said on 25/Jan/21
"119 lbs" He must have been using a faulty scale, given it was the 19th or early 20th century. We've seen it was possible for Taylor Swift to be 5'9" and 120 lbs, given the right circumstances. However for a man thats practically impossible, because of more muscle mass, heavier organs and bones.
mark thompson said on 25/Jan/21
5'8 7/8 would be a perfect listing i'd think
5'10 Dude said on 25/Jan/21
This is a very interesting listing to me. I've seen President Coolidge listed as 5'10 on numerous sites, but considering the recorded measurement I'll have to say he was probably 5'9 or just a hair under. I imagine the 5'10 measurement came from him wearing dress shoes.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Jan/21
That's a rather skinny President! 😮

Rising174cm said on 24/Jan/21
Thanks for adding him, Rob. I'm going to say 5'8.75" in office, though he could look at least this in photos and videos with the supposedly 5'11" Herbert Hoover: Click Here Click Here

On a side note, funny enough, if I could win money by guessing a peak Stallone's height as accurately as possible, I'd probably guess something like 5'8.9", if not 5'8.75".
Editor Rob
in office, 5ft 8.75 does seem likely, in his 20's if he got that close to 5ft 9, I think it is reasonable to give him it.

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