Franklin D. Roosevelt's Height
6ft ½ in (184.2 cm)
American Politician, who from 1933 till 45 served as the 32nd President of the United States. Whilst in Office he was described as 6ft 1.5, Franklin gave his height in his 30's as 6ft 1/2 inch.
Fitness Q&A age 36 (Height 6ft 1/2 inch, Weight 170 lbs)
Passport Height: 6 feet 1/2 inch
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Average Guess (17 Votes)
6ft 0.66in (184.6cm)
said on 16/Jan/21
This seems correct. The 6'1.5 claim was probably in shoes.
I know his wife Eleanor is now described as being 5'11, but I remembered seeing old interviews/websites say she was 5'10.
his wife did put 5ft 11 on her passport
slim 6'1 said on 15/Jan/21
185 is pushing it but 184.5 seems arguable
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 14/Jan/21
I know it’s been made clear he was 6’0.5, but could he get 6’0.75 or even 185cm if he measured around midday
Honest5'11" said on 14/Jan/21
Sounds about right. The 6'1.5" figure could be the height with standard shoes.
5'10 Dude said on 13/Jan/21
I have no reason to disagree with this listing. FDR was a tall man for his time. I don't mean to be annoying, but I would be interested in a page for President Eisenhower and a page for President Ford.
Kylo said on 13/Jan/21
Harry Truman would be a good add. I think off the top of my head he was the last below average height US president
Johnny 181-182 cm said on 12/Jan/21
@Rob can you make a page for Eisenhower?
said on 12/Jan/21
Google lists his height as 6'2, but I think this is more believable. Rob, do you think he could have been a flat 6'1 out of bed?
I'm sure he may have been 6ft 1.25 out of bed.
said on 12/Jan/21
@Rob, if that's his actual height, how tall was his wife? Was she really 5'11 as she claimed?
she did claim it, but could have lost height by 40's and definitely in 50's.
Progking184 said on 12/Jan/21
Somewhere 6'0.25-6'0.5, probably a good 6'0.5 in the afternoon.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jan/21
I thought the 6ft1½ was legit and that was usually rounded to 6ft2 which is what he was mainly described as...shocked to see this
Mickie said on 12/Jan/21
I remember hearing he was 6'2" (probably a rounded up shoe height) but this makes sense.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Jan/21
Franklin spent 12 years as the American President, his term ending when he died of a cerebral haemorrhage. The poor guy was only 63, and if this doesn't prove how demanding such a high up position is, then nothing does. 😢
He left behind six children.
@ MrTBlack - Yes, I agree that the 6ft1.5 was his 'in shoes measurement'. I don't think that those days people were quite so 'spot-on' with their heights, and besides, people will have viewed him in his shoes! 😉
Mr Roosevelt became President on the 4th March 1933 and his term lasted until the day he died.
He gets 6ft0.5. and my greatest respect.
RIP Franklin D Roosevelt 🕯️🗽
30th Jan 1882 - 12th April 1945.
vastlybetter566 said on 12/Jan/21
My original guess for FDR would have been closer to 6ft2, but this seems believable.
said on 11/Jan/21
I’m assuming the 6’1.5” measurement was in shoes?
I believe he could have got that, a bit like how Nixon had a 5ft 11.5 description...yet got measured 5ft 10.5 years before taking up Presidency.
Hyper said on 11/Jan/21
In that time, he would’ve been regarded as ‘very tall.’
Maybe an exaggeration.
slim 6'1 said on 11/Jan/21
I’d say within the 184cm zone
Duhon said on 11/Jan/21
Sadly the man spent his whole presidency in a wheelchair.
Lava said on 11/Jan/21