How tall was George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush's Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

American politician, the 41st President of the United States. In a book by his son, he mentioned how "[By] June 1943 [at almost 19], he had grown two inches since his enlistment, topping out at six feet, two inches."

How tall is George H. W. Bush
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A baffled Bush agrees that something has gone amiss in his public image, that, somehow, over his vice-presidential years, his stature has been diminished.
"I have people say to me as I walk into a room, 'Hey, I thought you were a short guy'", he says, shaking his head in frustration, "I've been 6-foot-2 since I was 16. Why do they say that? There's something distorted."

How tall is George H. W. Bush
Barbara, George, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan
At the time I weighed about 180 pounds, thin for my height. Calories meant nothing, and at age twenty-four I couldn't have cared less about cholesterol, even if I'd known what cholesterol was in 1948. But even now, at 195 pounds, and nearly forty years older.

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Average Guess (113 Votes)
6ft 2.33in (188.8cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Dec/23
189cm zone prime is distinctly possible. Definitely did not fall below 188cm at his low…
Jtm said on 19/Sep/23
there is actually a old video with trump when he was running for president. he's noticeably taller than Trump and apparently claimed 6'2.5.
Gerald S said on 15/Sep/23
Rob, how much height do you reckon Bush had on Chirac in the below photos? Half an inch?

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It does blow 6'2" to smithereens for Chirac, any way you look at it.
Editor Rob
3-4cm difference is possible there.
5'7 and a fraction said on 29/Aug/23

Who would you say had the better chance of measuring 6'2 and change between George H W Bush and Donald Trump peak? My money would be on Bush personally.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Aug/23
6ft2 and change is more than fair...especially since bringing Clinton down a fraction.
oren metser said on 13/May/23
I'd give him even a weak 6'3 in the morning or 1.90m .
1.895m 6'2 2/3 at late morning
1.89m or 6'2.5 midday or afternoon
1.885m or a tad over 6'2 late afternoon or evening

1.88m his absolute low.

1.89m or 6'2 and a half would be spot on, he is about 3-4cm ( an inch and change or an inch and a half taller than Reagan who claimed to be 1.85m or legit 6'1
5'7 and a fraction said on 9/Apr/23
George H W Bush = Strong 6'2
Donald trump = Solid 6'2
Bill Clinton = Weak 6'2
Barack Obama = Flat 6'1
Ronald Reagan = 6'0 1/4 - 6'0 1/2
George W Bush = Flat 5'11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Dec/22
I think Reagan entered office still at least 6ft
Dmeyer said on 12/Nov/22
Reagan looks 6-0,25 near 6-2 bush Arnold IS defenetly t'aller than Reagan in pics and Closer to 6-2 bush
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/22
Chirac in his prime I think was similar to Bush...both strong 6ft2ers
5'7 and a bit said on 24/May/22
Easily 6'2, strong 6'2 I don't rule out.
Jawilder said on 8/May/22
Definitely a strong 6’2. Looked over 6’2 more than 6’2 flat.
Sinclair said on 6/May/22
Bonne évaluation. I doubt Lino Ventura was 5’8” or over though. Alain Delon was 5’10” at the absolute maximum and he had more than two inches on Ventura in Les Aventuriers. Strong 5’7” in my opinion for Ventura, maybe weak 5’8”.

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Some more intriguing Ventura shots (supporting strong 5’7”)

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Judging by these shots, Bronson had a good inch on Ventura and Belmondo (5’9.25” or 5’9.5”) had a good two inches on Ventura. This signals 5’7.25” or 5’7.5” for Ventura.

Yes, Ventura is a very interesting one to discuss, he is on my wait list for requesting, I just don’t want to burden Rob with anymore than one or two celeb requests at a time; I am currently in waiting for another French acting legend, André Maranne!

Incidentally, what are your thoughts on Jean Gabin’s peak height? 5’7.75”? He’s another one that I have prepared evidence for an upcoming request.

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I would also buy a full 5’10” for Pierre Richard over Patrick Dewaere, any day.

Bonne journée.
Freddy said on 6/May/22
Je t'en prie. You're welcome. The question that everyone is asking, how much do they each lose after 50, 60, 70 years... One catch up with the other etc
Thank you for your work and help with Rob (and everyone here). Personally I pass on this site since almost its creation (I am 35 years old), and I'm bad in English I write almost never but I read a lot what is said. The height of people has always fascinated me since childhood, I don't know why. And you have to know that people who don't think like that sometimes think we're crazy. lol But I don't care.
I know Chirac had his page on this site as being listed at 6ft1¾. It disappeared later "broken link" perhaps?

You're right, in this photo Giscard stands very leaning (Bush very straight), and yet Giscard seems to be ahead of him by at least ¼" Too bad they are both so far away. In any case it's good that we see Ford again. We can guess 2", so at least 2½" if Giscard stood straight.

Patrick Dewaere very talented actor that I did not have the chance to know, and sadly disappeared. If I'm not mistaken, I think Rob had talked about ½" between him and Depardieu for some photos. So 5ft10¼ is not to be excluded.

Lino Ventura was described on the internet at 176cm then 169, and now 171. In the photo, Dewaere looks barely taller than Ventura but I would say they have at least 1½" difference. So at any risk I would try

- Dewaere 5ft10¼
- Ventura between 5ft8¼ and 5ft8¾ but closer to the last.
- Depardieu 5ft10¾
- Pierre Richard 5ft9¼

Oui, Vive la France ! 😉 Et la Paix aussi ☮️
Sinclair said on 5/May/22
Merci beaucoup. Perhaps, Clinton and Chirac were both exactly the same height at 6’1.5”. Chirac’s posture varied at times, his page request will be coming soon, I have collected all the necessary evidence and Rob will not be disappointed. I would have actually pegged d’Estaing as a stronger 6’2” than Bush though.

d’Estaing & Bush (only photo I can find of them together): Click Here

Incidentally, I have been wondering about the height of French iconic performer Patrick Dewaere. Any ideas? 5’9.75”?

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Vive la France!
Freddy said on 4/May/22
Willingly, if Rob opens a new page on Jacques Chirac, it would be great. You can gladly use the photos I posted, do not hesitate.
Interesting video with Bill Clinton. I had already seen a short clip once, but not this long part. It's funny, I see them from the same height and I would even say that Clinton is ¼" more than Chirac. With Clinton's thick hair it's hard to see. Yes around 1996 I saw comments here where Clinton was hovering around 187.5 cm. And strangely on your video Chirac is bigger than I would have thought for this year 1996. In this 1997 photo, Clinton looks ½" taller than Chirac. It is true that Chirac is leaning a little.

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I don't know if you're French. I think you are. I am French from Marseille, and in Marseille the former Mayor was Jean-Claude Gaudin. Gaudin (to the left of Chirac) always seemed immense to me, but in fact he was not to exceed 5ft11¾ in 1986 next to Chirac. Yet there were rumors of 187cm for Gaudin, which would give Chirac at 191-192cm, which is extreme.

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And I quickly realized that Chirac was often overrated in height. 187cm maximum yes.
And for Valéry Giscard D'Estaing I saw that you said he had to do ¾" more than Chirac. Personally I see between ¼" and ½" more on the photos but at the same time I am also convinced that Giscard was a strong 189cm. So difficult to evaluate.

I would say to begin with (from the largest to the smallest):

- Bush Sr 6ft2½ (189.2 cm)
- Giscard 6ft2¼ (188.6 cm)
- Clinton 6ft1¾ (187.3 cm)
- Chirac 6ft1½ (186.7 cm)
- And for fun, Gaudin weak 6ft (~ 182.5 cm)

Sorry for my English translation
viper said on 25/Apr/22
Bill has a 6-2.5 figure for him.

I think that could be a morning measurement

He also has a big head
viper said on 25/Apr/22
94 for Bush is nothing

Carter might live over 100
Sinclair said on 25/Apr/22
Rob, certainly no harm in adding a nickel to this?

It looks like every commenter on this page believes there is a case for 6’2.5” for him.
Sinclair said on 25/Apr/22
It’s amazing that Bush lived to such a remarkable old age (94!), especially considering he was clearly over 6’2” for most of his life.
Vincent Caleb said on 24/Apr/22
Canson said on 22/Apr/22
@Viper: I think 6’2.25” maybe. Maybe he is underlisted. But this proves my point to barcode that you don’t downgrade every celeb. You also said that Robbins may have downplayed his height. But people see one thing you say and put words in your mouth and make it seem as if you do it for every celeb. That’s ridiculous. For Clinton, I’d say 6’1.75” maybe 6’1.5 peak. I don’t think he was quite 6’2 as he looked shorter than Trump

Viper is one of the best commenters here IMO
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Apr/22
viper said on 21/Apr/22
Have to agree he was more 6-2.5

IMO Bill Clinton was a legit 6-2

Interesting, I was expecting you downgrade both guys.....even I'm suspect on Clinton being a legit 6ft2. But Bush Sr. really could look 6ft2½ at times. I definitely am for him being a bit over 6ft2 peak while Bill more likely fell a bit under it at worst....but for the time being I don't have a problem with him still being listed 6ft2 here
Canson said on 24/Apr/22
@Vincent: I bet 6’2.25 was closer to the truth and probably at his normal low. May have been an easy 6’3 out of bed. I think Clinton is overlisted though. Probably 6’1.5-.75 at best
Sinclair said on 24/Apr/22
Rob, any chance of a downgrade for Clinton and an upgrade for Bush?

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Despite Bush being over 22 years older than Clinton, I can still see Bush as at least half an inch taller than Clinton in all the attached photos.
Editor Rob
I was considering 1.75 for Clinton
Vincent Caleb said on 23/Apr/22
If trump is 6’1.75-6’2”, then I’d say an easy 6’2.25”
Canson said on 23/Apr/22
@Viper: I did initially too. He was listed 6’5 1/8 but 6’5.25 was what I guessed was his afternoon let alone his lunchtime
viper said on 23/Apr/22
I also thought Bo Burnham was
underlisted here.
Canson said on 22/Apr/22
@Viper: I think 6’2.25” maybe. Maybe he is underlisted. But this proves my point to barcode that you don’t downgrade every celeb. You also said that Robbins may have downplayed his height. But people see one thing you say and put words in your mouth and make it seem as if you do it for every celeb. That’s ridiculous. For Clinton, I’d say 6’1.75” maybe 6’1.5 peak. I don’t think he was quite 6’2 as he looked shorter than Trump
Sinclair said on 21/Apr/22
@Freddy They certainly did and I hope you won’t mind if I reuse a couple of them in the coming weeks, when I officially request for that long overdue page for Chirac. Bush had to have been at least a strong 6’2” and Chirac at least 6’1.5” peak because Chirac was still probably a tad taller than Bill Clinton in the 1990s, as seen in the below video. Anything below 6’1.5” for Clinton may also be a bit harsh.

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viper said on 21/Apr/22
Have to agree he was more 6-2.5

IMO Bill Clinton was a legit 6-2
Freddy said on 20/Apr/22
@Sinclair I'm glad my photos were able to help.
IceCold said on 31/Mar/22
Most of the legit 6'2 on the site. Clearly taller than others listed 6'2 folks, which suggest me others not as tall as listed
IceCold said on 30/Mar/22
Yeah, 6'2.5 peak is better, than just flat 6'2
Sinclair said on 25/Mar/22
6’2.5” peak more believable than a flat 6’2” peak for Bush. Just look at those photos with Bush and Chirac.
Average Heighted Male said on 20/Mar/22
H.W. Bush also stood tall until he hit the old age at around 85,IMHO. He was veep around age 56, and had a comfortable 2.5 inches over the elderly president Reagan, who was 69 and most likely under 6'1" by then. Bush always had that slender, tall legged look by the 90s when he stood next to Bill Clinton. Clinton is more likely a 6'1" guy and possibly under it now. Bush started to look older and shrunk around the late 2000s. Bush is the legit look of a solid 6'2" guy, where as Bush Junior is the 5'11" build.
Sinclair said on 15/Mar/22
Very interesting photos below with Bush and Chirac, surprisingly proving Chirac never reached 6’2” in his life! I completely concur that Bush was a strong 6’2”, most likely 6’2.25” and for Chirac I’d now vote 6’1.5” peak. Actually, Bill Clinton did always have the edge on Chirac in his later years and I have really begun to doubt the full 6’2” for Clinton at peak, 6’1.75” being more likely. Perhaps, Chirac had shrunk nearer to 6’1” by the time he was President of France.
Freddy said on 5/Mar/22
Yes Rob, when I see this glaring difference between Bush and Chirac that has always been described as more or less 6ft2, it is obvious that Bush was able to cap at 6ft2¼ at his peak. Besides, I voted 6ft2¼ for Bush.
For Chirac frankly I would not go above 6ft1 at his peak (and I know that many will not agree with me).
Canson said on 5/Mar/22
@Tall Sam and Rampage: the tallest brother may be 6’5 range. 6’4 looks a bit low at least proportionately. I’d have guessed him taller than I am and I’m 6’4” and a hair
Canson said on 5/Mar/22
@Tall Sam and Rampage: the tallest brother may be 6’5 range. 6’4 looks a bit low
Maahin Chowdhury said on 5/Mar/22
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How tall do you think the former polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski is next to Bush?
Editor Rob
Looked a few inches under Bush
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Mar/22
Tall Sam, no he's still got over an inch on the dad who was 6ft4 and in the other photo he's got a few inches over George. I think close to 6ft6...
Tall Sam said on 2/Mar/22
His tallest brother has a bit of angle there, i would put him around 6’4”, not a big 6’6”. I think the discrepancy between 6’2” and 6’6” can look surprisingly big.
Freddy said on 1/Mar/22
Next to Jacques Chirac it's completely crazy the difference in height on the photos of 1981, Bush exceeds Chirac by 1½in easily (even if Chirac does not stand very straight).
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In the 1997 photo, Bush looks like a strong 1in above Chirac. Click Here

And in the 1999 photo he looks ¾in more than Chirac. Click Here

So in any case Bush was much taller than Chirac. It should also be noted that Bush was 8 years older than Chirac, therefore in 1981 Bush could have already lost ½in and Chirac only ¼in

I conclude that Jacques Chirac may not have been as tall as one might have thought (Listed at 189cm 6ft2½ in France and 187.3cm 6ft1¾ here on Celebheights some time ago if I'm not mistaken)
Either it was Bush who was more than 6ft3 but it would surprise me, or it was Chirac who was less than 6ft1 which is not impossible according to the photos.
Let's say Bush had a peak of 6ft2⅛, then Chirac didn't exceed 6ft1.

Only in this photo, on the same day in June 1981, in the same place, does Bush appear only ½in more than Chirac. But the picture is taken from below I have the impression. Click Here

Looking at the photos posted by Rampage, I realize that they are all really tall in the family.

Your opinion would be interesting on all this Rob, thank you.

Sorry for the disastrous spelling. Speaking French I did a quick translation on the web.
Editor Rob
Bush likely was solid 6ft 2 and lost some height with age, but not a huge amount. Chirac is more tricky.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Feb/22
Great find Rampage! Remarkable how different the brothers look and range of heights.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Feb/22
Arch, check this out
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Rare family photo of the elder Bush's. He has brother who looks to be around 6ft6 (far left). The shorter one I reckon was 5ft11 and the one to the left of the father was also a solid 6ft2

Click Here Here's a few them years later, the taller brother is still towering over George
Arch Stanton said on 3/Feb/22
I didn't realise Barbara Bush was as tall as this. HW's father Prescott Bush would have been a good 6'4 in his prime. Click Here Towers Nixon here: Click Here
George W had the genes to be a very tall man yet isn't even tall range!
Canson said on 23/Nov/21
@Rampage: those estimates 188.5 and 187.5 are possible
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Nov/21
6ft3 is a stretch
T.M. said on 22/Nov/21
Looks taller than Trump (peak 6'2'') in photos in the 80s. 6'3'' isn't impossible In my opinion.
Almost 180cm guy said on 30/Oct/21
I really believe granting Bush 1/4 inch over 6ft 2 would be a change for the better. One more picture of him with Prince Charles from 1997 where he was still a good 4 inches above him: Click Here
Bush alongside Al Gore in 1985 looked more than an inch taller than him: Click Here
One more photo of him with Margaret Thatcher from 1984: Click Here
One more photo of Bush and Michael Jackson in 1990: Click Here
Bush in 1990 looked a good two inches taller than Nelson Mandela: Click Here Click Here
In 1981, Reagan was a good 2.5 inch shorter than Bush: Click Here Click Here
In these photos from 1990, Bush looked at least a good inch taller than Arnold Schwarzenegger: Click Here Click Here
Here are more photos of Bush and Clinton together from 1993: Click Here Click Here Click Here
And another Bush and Margaret Thatcher from 1983: Click Here Click Here Click Here
I can't see the full inch difference between Bush and John Kerry in their photos from 1985: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
A few more photos of Bush alongside Babe Ruth from 1948: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Finally, the next few photos of Bush with Reagan from 1980 where we can clearly see a good 2.5 inches between them: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
I think Rob it is enough to convince you to upgrade.
Almost 180cm guy said on 1/Sep/21
I am convinced that the 6ft 2.25 is the best fit for Bush. In 1984, Bush looked good 2.5 inches taller than Reagan: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Here are some more photos of Bush with Michael Jackson in 1990 where Michael was wearing big heels: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
And further photos of Bush alongside Bill Clinton from 1992, Bush really looked taller than Clinton: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
I find it impressive that Bush has kept his height from his youth for so many years. Rob, he didn't look as low as the flat 6ft 2 and I think you should give him 1/4 inch.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Aug/21
Clinton: 187.5cm
Bush Senior: 188.5cm
berta said on 30/Aug/21
there is also 0 chanse that he ande bill clinton was the same height. it always looked like he was 1,5 cm taller than clinton. i think clinton was 187,5 and he 189 or a very weak 189 guy.
berta said on 30/Aug/21
i think he laways looked like a 189 guy or else arnold was 185 cm flat. And Ronald reagan not mutch over 6 feet at all. i think 1/4 underlisted.
Canson said on 8/Aug/21
I doubt 6’2.5” but maybe 6’ 2 1/8 to 6’2 1/4” range

@Rampage: he’s more likely than Trump imho
David Tang said on 6/Aug/21
6'2 1/2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jul/21
We've argued a fraction over 6ft2 as possible for Trump peak....I think it's a near certainty for Bush Sr.
Almost 180cm guy said on 16/Jun/21
I believe the 6ft 2.25 can still be argued. Here is a photo of Bush next to Ronald Reagan from 1983 where Bush looked almost three inches taller than Reagan: Click Here
Here are two more photos of Bush with Prince Charles from 1997 where we can see a good four inch difference between them and Charles could have had a 5ft 10.25: Click Here Click Here
Another photo of Bush next to Babe Ruth from 1948: Click Here
And one more photo of Bush and Reagan from 1980: Click Here
I found some other photos of Bush next to Michael Jackson from 1990, keep in mind that Jackson's heels were very large: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Finally, one more photo of Bush with Margaret Thatcher from 1983: Click Here
Rob, a fraction over 6ft 2 would just be a better list.
I f said on 1/Jun/21
He looks about 6’ 2 1/2”
Rory said on 6/Apr/21
Seems silly to have Bush and Clinton listed the same, its obvious Bush was taller. Bush at 2.25 and Clinton at 1.75 must be possible.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Mar/21
Rob, what do you think?

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Easy inch on peak Clinton and several on Regan (still safely over 5ft11).
Editor Rob
Bush at 6ft 2 evening and Clinton 6ft 2 while taking the dog for it's morning walk could well be possible.
recapa said on 1/Mar/21
strong 6ft2 when young and an easy one too .i wouldnt be suprised if he measured 189cm at some point.188.5-189cm to me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Feb/21
Rory said on 29/Nov/20
Bush 6ft2.25,Clinton 6ft1.75,Obama 6ft 1 1/8th,Trump 6ft2,Reagan 6ft 0 5/8ths,Biden 6ft 0 5/8ths.

Spot on
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Feb/21
Not entirely closed off to the idea of Hackman being a hair under 6ft2
Almost 180cm guy said on 28/Jan/21
I decided to write one more comment. I still believe in a little over 6ft 2 for Bush. I found two pictures of Bush alongside Al Gore from 1985: Click Here Click Here
Bush looked more than one inch taller than Gore. A few more photos of Bush with Reagan from 1981: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
One more photo of Bush next to Reagan from 1980: Click Here
And one more photo of Bush next to Babe Ruth from 1948: Click Here
Rob, in my opinion 6ft 2.25 is better for Bush than flat 6ft 2.
Rory said on 14/Jan/21
I'd say he looks a bit taller next to Reagan than Hackman did in the same era. Bush Sr maybe 6ft2 1/8th and Hackman/Clinton 6ft1.75.
Lins 5'11.25 said on 31/Dec/20
1950s: 6ft 2 1/2 (189.2cm)

1980s: 6ft 2 (188cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Dec/20
Still looked 6ft2 with Reagan
RJT said on 7/Dec/20
@Editor Rob

Yeah you can tell by his proportion he was strong 6'2 when young, won't be surprised if he was the full 6'2.5" considering how he still look 6'2 at 70s.

Probably he just didn't care about the change and just say 6'2.
Almost 180cm guy said on 7/Dec/20
I still think a 1/4 inch upgrade would be a good update for Bush. As early as 1981, Bush looked good 2.5 inches taller than Ronald Reagan: Click Here Click Here
Before that, I sent photos of Bush with Clinton from 1992, 1993 and 1997. I found two more photos from 1997: Click Here Click Here
Even in 1980, Bush already looked no less than 2.5 inches taller than Reagan: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Finally, I'm sending his photos from 1948 next to Babe Ruth: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Bush seemed to be a strong 6ft 2 from his early youth until the late 90's. Rob, I feel Bush needs this upgrade to 6ft 2.25.
Editor Rob
a fair amount of folk would give him that mark, so I've not ruled it out!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/20
Bush sr. may well have been a little over 6ft2
Reganbush84 said on 4/Dec/20
6' 2.5" peak without a doubt. Lost around a half inch during his later vice presidental years/presidental years but still was at least 6' 2" when he left office. In his final few years he was near 6' flat at most and possibly a little under 6' flat when he was 94. He was a great man who fought for his country his entire life. RIP 41. 6' 2.5" peak and 6' 0" final height.
Canson said on 4/Dec/20
@RJT: I agree. Maybe 3cm if accounting for ground. Jeb Bush may even have been under the 6’3.5 mark himself
RJT said on 1/Dec/20

H.W Bush didn't look that much shorter than Jeb
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Factoring posture, closeness to camera etc, Jeb looked an inch taller at most.
Canson said on 29/Nov/20
I wonder if he got measured perhaps a hair over 6’2 in the afternoon and the doctors rounded the height down. He looks a legit 6’2 in his pics in his prime but he makes other guys like Bill Clinton look a weak 6’2 or even strong 6’1 range at times. Then again, some guys lose height earlier than others and maybe that was the case with Clinton. However, Bush really seemed like an honest guy even beyond just his height claims
Rory said on 29/Nov/20
Bush 6ft2.25,Clinton 6ft1.75,Obama 6ft 1 1/8th,Trump 6ft2,Reagan 6ft 0 5/8ths,Biden 6ft 0 5/8ths.
Canson said on 28/Nov/20
@RJT and Editor Rob: Clinton may have been 6’1.75 and Bush a hair over or Bush retained his height better than Clinton
Almost 180cm guy said on 28/Nov/20
I think the time is right for an upgrade for Bush senior. Here are some photos of Bush with Bill Clinton from 1993: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Bush really looked taller than Bill Clinton at 47 when he was 69. I am sending a few more pictures of Bush alongside Bill Clinton from 1992: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Back then, Bush was 68 and Clinton was 46 and Bush really looked taller than Clinton. Rob, will you give Bush a 6ft 2.25?
berta said on 27/Nov/20
this guy looked 6´2 still when he was 70 years old. clearly the taller one beside bill clinton. he must have lost 1 cm at that age? i go with 189 peak.
RJT said on 27/Nov/20
@Editor Rob & Canson

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Either Clinton needs to be downgraded a quarter, or H.W Bush need to be upgraded quarter above

The pic was in 1997 when H.W Bush was even older at 73, while Clinton was 51 so should still be nearer his peak height.
Editor Rob
Bush certainly looked the more solid 6ft 2 than Bill.
Lalala said on 26/Nov/20
Rob, do you think tha George H. W. Bush would have a edge over Bill Clinton?

He looks at least 6'2 (could pull almost 6'3 in some pics)
Editor Rob
better chance of 6ft 2 and a bit than Clinton
Canson said on 26/Nov/20
@RJT: I’m wondering if that’s due mostly to posture. I also wonder if Clinton was a solid 6’2. He mentioned he wakes up to 6’2.5 so maybe 6’1.75 for him. But oddly we would’ve expected Bush to lose height in his 60s versus maintaining it
RJT said on 25/Nov/20
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Taller than supposedly 6'2 Bill Clinton, when he was 68 in 1992.
VitoCheng said on 17/Nov/20
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Arnold is 187.5~188
Old Bush is 188.5~189
Slim 6'1" said on 2/Oct/20
188 young
183 old
Sinclair said on 30/Sep/20
Rob, who would you say measured taller at peak, Bill Clinton or Bush Sr.?

I would estimate Bush Sr. to have been slightly taller than Clinton and Donald Trump at peak. I feel Bush Sr. was definitely no less than 6'2" in his prime. 6'2.25" may be a more accurate listing than a flat 6'2" for Bush Sr.
slothee said on 20/Sep/20
A 6’2” and change guy. I know some people who are tall (over 6ft) that never bother with mentioning the extra fraction. I think H.W was one of those guys.
berta said on 20/Sep/20
this guy looked 6´1 even when he was really old. i think closer to 189 peak. maybe 188,5-189. there is no way he was under 188 thats for sure.
DarkPower729 said on 19/Sep/20
Bush 41 looked incredibly tall. He looked more than 2in taller than President Reagan who wasn’t less than 6ft tall in office. He’s also noticeably taller than Clinton who is listed as 6’2”, but I believe he was a weak 6’2” at about 6’1.75”. I believe Bush 41 was 6’2.75” (189.9cm) in the morning and 6’2” (188cm) before bed. I think his listing should be upgraded to 6’2.25” (188.6cm)- maybe even 6’2.375” (188.9cm).
Alir?za said on 10/Sep/20
He was certainly at least full 6'2 but I think 6'2.5 looks more right for him
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Aug/20
Made Arnold look under 6ft1
jimmy495 said on 10/Aug/20
He looked noticeably taller than Ronald Reagan which was almost 6'1 I always thought Bush senior was around 6'3 190/191 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jul/20
Rob, at peak who do you would’ve measured taller Trump or Bush Sr.?
Editor Rob
You can make a case for both potentially being 6ft 2 or a little over rather than say under 6ft 2. I think the majority of people in each case consider them solid 6ft 2 guys in their peak years.
Nearly 180cm guy said on 21/May/20
Hey Rob! I found a few other photos of Bush next to Babe Ruth from 1948: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Bush was only 24 years old at the time, so he was very young, but Babe Ruth was 53 and I wonder if he could lose some height... Although Bush at 56 was still looking like he didn't lose any noticeable height. I found two other photos of Bush next to Ronald Reagan from 1980, Bush already looked good 2.5 inches taller than Reagan: Click Here Click Here
For me, Bush, Samuel L. Jackson and M. C. Gainey were one of the more real 6ft 2.25 guys. Rob, have you seen enough to give Bush 1/4 inch over 6ft 2?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/20
188-189cm is definitely more believable peak than 187cm
Nearly 180cm guy said on 4/Jan/20
After looking at Bush for a long time, I really believe he was 6'2.25". He always looked a lot taller than Ronald Reagan, for example in this 1985 photo: Click Here
Or in 1988: Click Here
Also in 1984: Click Here Click Here
Even in 1980, when Reagan was still about 6 feet tall, Bush looked a good two and a half inches taller than him: Click Here Click Here
Also, in 1992, Bush really looked taller than Bill Clinton: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Rob, could you give him 1/4 inch over 6'2"?
Editor Rob said on 21/Dec/19
Actually found a quote from Bush, he claimed to have been 6ft 2 since he was 16.
6'3'' Peterson said on 16/Dec/19
20, 30, 40 Years old: 6'2 ½ 189cm

50, 60, 70 Years old: 6'2 188cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Nov/19
At peak

Bush Sr. 188.5cm
Jeb: 192.5cm
W: 180.5cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/19
I actually think he pulls of 6ft3 in those photos...and he was already well into his 60’s by then. Reagan was probably down a bit from his peak but Arnold I doubt had lost anything.

6ft2½ in his prime Rob?
Editor Rob
I'm not as convinced on a full 189
cmillzz said on 27/Aug/19
One of the more legit 6’2s on this site I’d say.
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 11/Aug/19
Definitely taller than his son George W Bush (I called him as George Bush Jr) with 5ft 10 range. Bush is an example of son being shorter than his father unlike mine!!!! He isn't definitely tallest former US President, but one of US president over 6 footer at least.
My guess for latest his height before his death last year would be 6 ft 1 range(Not his peak height tough). Your listing for his height goes for his peak height. Yes!!!
edwards said on 9/Aug/19
I yhink the height rob has enlisted him is his peak height
Canson said on 22/Jun/19
Rob has him pegged for his peak height
'Annonymous' said on 5/Apr/19
Rob, did you see Bush's 1992 photos alongside Bill Clinton and his photos alongside Ronald Reagan from the 80s that I sent? Here is another picture of Bush next to Reagan in 1988:
Click Here
I also found a photo of Bush next to Arnold Schwarzenegger from 1990:
Click Here Click Here Click Here
Bush looked about two inches taller than Arnold, if we take in their footwear, we can see that Bush had some thicker shoes than Arnold, but even considering some difference in their shoes, Bush still looks too tall to be only 6'2". Rob, will you agree with the fact that 6'2.25" could be closer to the truth for him?
Editor Rob
There is a chance he could have measured 6ft 2 and change.
'Annonymous' said on 3/Apr/19
I was sad and I cried when George HW Bush died, it's always very sad when every man dies but I really liked Bush senior😭. Rob, please give Bush a quarter of an inch over 6'2" because this is the character he really deserve. In 1992, Bush still looked taller than Bill Clinton (although Clinton had more bushy hair than Bush):
Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
In the pictures from the debate, where Bush and Clinton are standing side by side, their shoes are not visible, but you can see them in these pictures:
Click Here Click Here
Besides, the difference between Bush and Ronald Reagan always looked like two and a half inches up to three inches, here's an example photo of Bush and Reagan's side by side in 1985:
Click Here
Here is another picture from 1988:
Click Here
A flat 6'2" looks too low for Bush. Please Rob, give him a 1/4 inch upgrade.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Feb/19
I stand by 6ft1½ for Arnold prime and somewhere between 6ft2-2½ for Bush Sr. (Probably more 6ft2 in presidential years)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Feb/19
Ron, how tall would you say Colin Powell was peak?

He’s listed 6ft2 and looked roughly the same as Bush Sr.
Editor Rob
I think he was more in 6ft 1 range
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Dec/18
Arnold had lost height by the time that photo was taken. But in the 80’s there definitely wasn’t that much between him and Bush Sr.
Robby Harris said on 22/Dec/18
Taller than 6'1.5" Arnold Schwarzenegger: Click Here Whether Arnold was 6'1" or 6'1.5" is debatable.
viper said on 11/Dec/18
He was 6-2 max. Some people don't shrink.

My 80 year old Uncle is still 5-8
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 10/Dec/18

It was very likely a morning measurement.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Dec/18
You can’t rule out 6ft2½ for Bush Sr.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Dec/18
Even though it’s well-documented Arnold was measured 6ft1½
Canson said on 22/Nov/18
@Christian: yea max 6’1” I doubt 186-187 for Arnold either
Afka9 said on 20/Aug/18
I think he could be 6'2.5 or 6'3 in his youngest years. Because he looked taller than obama when he was 85 years ! He looked taller than almost everybody in 90's.
Spencer said on 2/Jul/18
6'2.5" peak
hclol said on 4/May/18
how tall was dan quayle?
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 30/Apr/18

People are "undermining" Arnold's height because he simply didn't look that tall. Has nothing to do with being the cool thing to do. I don't believe he was as tall as 186-187 either. More like 185.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Apr/18
I’m sick of people undermining Arnold’s height simply because it’s the cool thing to do. He was easily 186-187cm 30 years ago.

Bush was most likely a bit over 6ft2 peak (6ft3 out of bed). He still looked a good 2in taller than his son in the early 2000’s.
berta said on 29/Apr/18
i think hr was fraction over this. example`: he was 1 inch taller than arnold in early 90`.i dont thikn arnold was more than 185-86 but that still makes bush atleast 188-188,5 at around age 65. He was atleast same hight as obama 2009 when he was 85 years old. looked to be fraction taller than obama who is 185-186. that means this guy was 186 ish at 85 years old. i think he was 189 and is about 184 today if measured.this guy looked to be same height as ryan reynold peak. just under 189
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Apr/18
Still looked around 6ft2 in office (maybe 187-188cm at worst) so 189cm prime wouldn't come as a surprise.
Canson said on 25/Feb/18
Peak as listed
BilboBaggins said on 25/Feb/18
Close to 6' 3" at his peak. Probably nearer 6' 1.5" in his very old, wheelchair-bound age nowadays. Either way, this dude always gave me the creeps. But that's a member of the old 'Skull 'N' Bones' set for ya (and his mind-controlled 5' 10.5" son, Dubya)!
Mark172cm said on 14/Dec/17
Is 6'2.5" peak possible? If he was 6'2" in office, I think that's possible. His son didn't state any fractions.
Editor Rob
I'm not sure, you could always say he had potential to be 6ft 2 and 1/4. It would be interesting to know what he was recorded as for the military!
john said on 12/Dec/17
6'3 prime no less
Harris said on 23/Nov/17
He also looked almost a head taller than a heel-wearing Nancy Reagan, who was probably 5'4" tops: Click Here
Harris said on 23/Nov/17
He appeared to tower over 6' Reagan in this photo from 1988: Click Here but other times looked more of a solid 2" taller: Click Here Click Here though Reagan quite often wore big shoes that gave the impression of being a little built up around the heel: Click Here and here's a handful of pics of them from 1991, with Jimmy Carter, who probably wasn't over 5'9" here: Click Here Click Here Click Here

He still appeared to edge out 6'2" Bill Clinton in 1997: Click Here Click Here Click Here and again in 2005: Click Here and in 2007: Click Here by this time I think Clinton still might've been 6'1.5"

There's no solidly good comparisons of Senior Bush and Trump together, but here's the best ones I could find: Click Here Click Here

Now by 2009, at age 85, he surely wouldn't have been able to stand tall and definitely lost some height, but in quite a few photos taken when Obama was first elected, he could appear to slightly edge him out at times: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here

I think a strong case can be made for 188-189 cm range for a peak Senior Bush.
Harris said on 19/Nov/17
Rob: So if he was 6'2" during presidency (late 60's), don't you think he might have been a little fraction above it before then?
Slothee said on 18/Nov/17
He really should be upgraded to like 6’2.25”! If he appeared 6’2” by 60, he most likely was a hair over 6’2” at his peak. Maybe even 6’2.5”...but 6’2.25 I think’s more likely.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Nov/17
Pre-Presidency years might have been 189cm...
Harris said on 1/Nov/17
Do you think he was 6'2" as president? Wasn't he already in his 70's by then?
Editor Rob
late 60's he still looked nearer 6ft 2 than 6ft 1 flat, but in 70's nearer 6ft 1 and by 80's under it...he seemed to hold up better than average for sure.
Harris said on 1/Nov/17
Lol...Rob, you do realise this is Senior Bush's page, right?
Editor Rob
ah, Senior Bush then lost height slower, he seemed to reach 60 and still appear 6ft 2 and in 70's still 6ft 1
Oanh said on 17/Oct/17
Solid 6'2"
Checkmate said on 16/Oct/17
191cm peak,that is what he was measured in the army and explains how Jeb grew up to be 192cm, Barbera Bush is very short remember that.
Slim183 said on 23/Aug/17
The guys 93 years old, he must of shrunk.
Unanimous said on 3/Aug/17
6'2.25 peak
6'2 in office
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jul/17
He still looked this post-presidency so there is a good chance he was a bit taller than it peak. Not sure about 6ft3 but you could argue he was 6ft2½
BillisaLefty said on 23/May/17
Easy 6'2''.
John said on 20/Mar/17
He's in a wheelchair, so it's kinda hard to guess how tall he is now. Although, he's pushing 93, so he's definitely lost some height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Dec/16
189cm peak is arguable. Still looked 188cm in office
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/16
I'd say he's struggling with 6ft today at 91, wouldn't you Rob?
Editor Rob
not seen anything lately, but he held up well through to age 70-75
Chris said on 27/Apr/16
Bush Sr. definitely held on to his height in his older years. If you Google the Oval Office pic of him and all of the other Presidents in January 2009 (right before Obama was inaugurated), he's clearly the tallest guy in the room. Bill Clinton, on the other hand, has lost an inch or two with age, and Jimmy Carter (who was never that tall to begin with) totally shrunk.
184-182 said on 10/Apr/16
I give him 189cm at his peak, 190cm tops. I always thought he edged out Clinton a little bit.
A great definition of a 6'2 guy. I wonder how tall he is today?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Apr/16
Rob, what do you make of this picture?

Click Here

I reckon the elder Bush is standing on something...
Editor Rob
bush junior I believe was five eleven and now half inch shorter
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Mar/16
Looked 188cm as president so 189cm isn't totally ruled out in his prime...
Dingus said on 24/Mar/16
Possibly 6'02.50" at his absolute peak. I don;t think its unlikely for him to have grown passed 19.
S.J.H said on 2/Feb/16
George W Bush is about 5'10 never 5'11 and George W.H Bush no doubt under 6'2 at peak
Brad said on 25/Jan/16
My parents met him in '55. As listed.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jan/16
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jan/16
Yeah, he always looked a classic example of a legit 6'2. he could make a lot of other 6'2" listed guys look no more than 6'1!

He could give a taller impression than Clinton
jessman said on 18/Jan/16
Was often mentioned as 6'3 when he was first in office. Shoe height maybe.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jan/16
Yeah, he always looked a classic example of a legit 6'2. he could make a lot of other 6'2" listed guys look no more than 6'1!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Jan/16
Rob, if he was this height in office does that mean he could have been a bit over it in his prime?
Editor Rob
I think he was a legit 6ft 2 since 19, even held height well through his 50's and 60's!
grizz said on 17/Jan/16
One of the most legit 6'2 guys

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