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Average Guess (107 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.1in (180.6cm)
Current: 5ft 10.07in (178cm)
dmeyer said on 5/Apr/06
compare to arnie and hanks he looks atleast 5'11
said on 3/Apr/06
crazy shot here.......Rusty Larue CATCHER for the REDS is listed at 5'11....Bush looks clearly 1.5 inches taller than Larue in this picture
Gonzalo said on 30/Mar/06
He looks taller than 5`11. He was as tall as Spanish President Zapatero who is measured 1`84. I`ve seen Zapatero and he is that tall. He didn`t look much shorter than Clinton who is clearly a 1`87 cm guy, at least.
He must wear magic shoes
trueheight said on 16/Mar/06
well, Clinton has always been listed as 6'4 by popular sites in the past. he ahs been downgraded since. I'd say Clinton in his prime was 6'2. I strongly disagree that Bush wears lifts b/c many time I see him getting on helicopters and the wind blows his pants legs and it appears normal. 5'11 or just under
said on 11/Mar/06
Look Rob Clinton is 182 cm next to George W Bush.What you think about this?Click Here
larry said on 8/Mar/06
Then I'm actually 6'6.5" and have been mis-measured like 20 times. :-) That includes the US army twice. Jimmy Carter would be 5'7" barefoot and Mr. Bush Jr. is what we call a "short" 5'11" in Texas (measured in shoes or boots). I stood like 2 feet from him and his wife (who is more like 5'4.5" to 5'5" than 5'6"). Mr. Bush looked maybe 180 - 181.5 cms in cw boots. So, let's say we give him the benefit of the doubt & say they only added 1.5 inches to his height. That ends up with him being about 177.8 cms tall or 5'10". I spent a few months measuring inductees in the Army & height is barefoot height only. Seeing George Bush Jr with my own eyes pretty close twice, I would say he is 5'9.5" to 5'10" tall barefoot. This is still medium height. He's not as short as 69" and not as tall as 71". From some reason, people often state their height in shoes, which is incorrect for several obvious reasons.
Frank2 said on 6/Mar/06
Yeah, and Carter is listed as being 5'9" on official websites. I once saw him and he looked to be no more tna 5'8" and that was back when he was running for President. Most officila height's of US Presidents are optimistic. But Bush is 5'11". He and his dad and mom are close friends with a distant relative of mine and George W. visited them befor he was President and I'm told that outside by their pool he was 5'11" in his bare feet.
MD said on 6/Mar/06
Here's another angle to add to this from my perspective:
Dubbya seems like a very confident person (too confident if you ask me), and it shows in his walk and swagger. He NEVER seems to sloach when standing, almost leaning back too far to prop himself up. I think like most presidents, he is very self-aware and it shows in how he carries himself. IMO, with his build and all, he looks 5'9.5"-5'10" barefoot TOPS. He always looks to have some kinds of lifts be they simply cowboy boots when going casual at his ranch, or lift shoes when at events. I personally think he is a solid 5'9" barefoot, which is average.
[Editor Rob: he has been taught the 'tough man walk'. Arms swing a little wide of the body...it looks too purposeful.]
larry said on 6/Mar/06
EJ - I saw Jimmie Carter at a Habitat for Humanity breakfast in Austin in 2003. He is 5'8" in shoes, so probably 5'7" barefoot. Very wiry and animated for his age. When I saw George W. Bush he looked 5'11" - 5'11.5" IN the cowboy boots, not 6'1". I'm over 6'4 1/2" and he came up to lower lip. That day I was wearing sandles and he was in cowboy boots (it was 98 F!). I think 5'9.5" to 5'10" is not stingy (might be SLIGHTLY generous). He is a medium height guy, probably medium weight too. There's a photo out there somewhere from Bush Jr's National guard days where he is standing right beside his dad. It looks like a 3.5" difference in height to me. Can't see shoes, but Bush Jr. was in uniform (so he was probably wearing combat boots). I think Bush Sr. always wears dress shoes.
Fred said on 5/Mar/06
My brother, who lives in Austin, is a runner. When GW was governor, he and my brother ran in the same race. My brother got close to him (getting elbowed by the bodyguards) and says that there is no way GW is more than 5 feet 9 inches (you can't wear lifts in running shoes). Brother says that GW is a heck of a good runner, though.
Frank2 said on 4/Mar/06
Bush is exactly 5-11. He tends to favor cowboy boots with two-inch heels.
larry said on 1/Mar/06
Hi, will try to post this again. I've lived in Austin Texas most of my life and have seen quite a few politicians over the years. I saw then Govenor Bush several times and he never looked taller than 5'11" in cowboy boots. Saw him in 1995 and he was wearing some kind of clunky looking dress shoes that may or may not have been elevator shoes. He looked ~ 5'11" then too. By that I mean he looked 5'11" IN the cowboy boots. Personally, I loath cowboy boots as they cause hammer toes, but they are considered 'dress wear' in this state. :-). So, I would guess his barefoot height at 5'9.5 to 5'10".
Jason said on 28/Feb/06
I think 6'0 1/2'' is spot on for Al Gore. He's almost the same height as Bubba Clinton.
EJ said on 27/Feb/06
Larry, those height estimates are EXACTLY what I always thought from looking at photos of those people. You're right, Cheney does look only 5'8", and I thought Al Gore was about 6', not 6'1". Good job. What other heights have you estimated? Yo
Jason said on 26/Feb/06
I completely agree with you Dubya is just an even 5'10'', larry. They measured the clown in army boots in his Air Force medical.
larry said on 26/Feb/06
Well, I've lived in Austin Texas most of my life. It's NOT a really big city and it's the state capital. So, when President Bush was Govenor Bush I saw him and several other politicians in person. I also saw Bush Sr. several times (though NOT over the past 12 years). I am 6'4" plus tall (not quite 6'5") and stood near both Bushs, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Bob Dole, Lyndon Johnson (1965) and others over the years. EVERYONE comes to Austin who runs for any national office and they hand out free food at those hodowns! :-)Here's my assesment:
Bush Sr: 6'1.5" when HE was president
Bush Jr: 5'10" when he was govenor, but his shoes did look "suspect"
Clinton: 6'1.5" (same as Bush Sr.)
Al Gore: 6'0.5" (MAYBE 6'1"...)
Bob Dole: 6'1" (but quite old at that point)
Lyndon Johnson: 6'2.5" (BAD posture, so maybe 6'3")
P.S.: Saw Cheyney with Bush Jr. and Mr. Cheyney is about 5'8" now.
Hope that helps.
By "suspect" I mean his shoes seemed to be thick from the side, but who knows? But in any event he looked 5'10", not 5'11".
A-Bomb said on 15/Feb/06
Good find. Cheney is 66 years old now so it's likely he's lost some height since 1963. Maybe he stands at around 5'8" today.
CoolJ said on 14/Feb/06
If it helps, here's some old material that says Cheney is 5'9
Alex said on 13/Feb/06
I don't think he ever looked 5'11. Hes nothing more than 5'10, I agree with Viper.
Viper652 said on 10/Feb/06
Bush has never looked 5-9 at all.
heightfan said on 10/Feb/06
Good call trueheight not a fan either, but he is the stated 5'11".
Viper652 said on 9/Feb/06
Bush looks 5-10.5 to me,not quite a full 5-11.
trueheight said on 9/Feb/06
editor, i'd be dubious to some of the claims here that bush is 5'8 or lower, thats is just utterly absurd, not even stevie wonder would make such an inane judgement. I'm not a big fan of Bush, but i'm not gonna cross the line here just cuz i'm against his policies. This is an objective website for height guesstimate, not a place to go on political tirades. He is on the tall side, not as tall as his dad but still tall. I've never heard of a person w/ a full blooded brother who is 9 inches taller, have you?
trueheight said on 9/Feb/06
No, Bush IS 5'11"; and i'm not speaking as a fan. He is consistently "tallish" in every clip or photo I have seen, even giving the governator a run for his money. Why would Bush fudge his height?? He's a very athletic person, and his height is consistent w/ every candid biking pic i've come across. The only "short" president in recent history was Carter(5'7), who wore lifts
RW said on 26/Jan/06
i think he is 5'11 min. viva bush!
joecamel22 said on 26/Jan/06
Lets try 5'8 or shorter. A friend of my wife was honored as one of the top nurses in America in 2005, and she took a picture with him. He looks like he's about 2 inches taller than she was in the picture, but she said that they put him a good distance in front of the nurses to seem taller. She's 5'7" w/o heels, and said that she was at least 2 inches taller than he was while she was wearing 2 inch heels. The Prez uses shoe lifts.
tom said on 26/Jan/06
hes in between 5-11 and 6 foot and a good president
Anonymous said on 18/Jan/06
It said in the newspaper that he's 6'2", but he's a lying nincompoop. He's only 5'11".
zenski said on 13/Jan/06
You should have show like in our country were celebrities can be mesured precisely barefoot.Every celebrity tell us the size with shoes that give them 3 or 4 cm so if they say I'm 183 cm that means 180 or 179 in most of the cases.
[Editor Rob: they have a tv show where people have been measured before???]
zenski said on 13/Jan/06
You have a good eye.So there is no 5 cm but 2cm diference.That makes Bush 179 cm and the president of France no more then 183 cm.
said on 13/Jan/06
ok man look all the pictures in this section carfully you will have to change the hight of you president the french president and the prime-minister of Great Britain because Branko Crvenkovski 181 cm is taller.And dont give me that wrong angle thing because some angles are clear look just this pictures all of them.
http://www.president.gov.mk/Photo_Esei_e.asp?EseiID=44[Editor Rob: yes, don't get me wrong, I am simply pointing out different angles can make people taller/shorter...I didn't think there was a 5cm difference ;)
But branko does look a little taller. The best pic I think is This one where they both face the camera same distance...do you agree?]
said on 12/Jan/06
george bush is not taller then 177 i'm from Macedonia and my president Branko Crvenkovski on one show was mesured precisely 181 cm in this pictures he is standing next to George Bush and he is about 5 cm taller.
http://www.president.gov.mk/prilozi/esei/44/29.06.Bush-A3-Istanbul_.jpg[Editor Rob: and then we take a photographer who is shooting slightly upwards and Bush is a little bit closer to photographer and we get:
Bush 'appearing' taller
These factors always have to be considered with photos. The angle+relative distance to camera can make a negative height difference change to a positive one.
TheMan said on 4/Jan/06
I personally thought he did only look about 5,9 ill give 5,10.5 max.
Viper652 said on 3/Jan/06
Either lifts, or your not 5-10 Marc :)
Marc said on 2/Jan/06
He wears lifts i tell you!!! I'm 5'10" , he had about 2 or 3 inches on me when I met him in Washington. I looked at his shoes and could just tell.
Tom said on 30/Dec/05
If Bush is 5'11", how is it that he's almost always able surrounds himself with people that are taller than he is? (Except for "Little Don" Rumsfeld). Also...how is he able to find so few people to stand next to that are shorter?
Paul said on 16/Dec/05
In 2004 the President came to my town for a ceremonial bill signing. I was fortunate enought to be put in the front row and stood face to face with him for about 5 seconds when he did a brief "meet and greet" afterwards. I think 5'11" is pretty accurate. He was very trim which, to be honest, I noticed more than his height.
KOBE said on 13/Dec/05
Does anyone know if George W.Bush is taller than Bruce Willis and David Beckham?ý really wanna know this..pls help
said on 8/Dec/05
Then that makes Robert Redford about 5'7" because on a recent photo with Bush (last week) he looks much shorter.[Editor Rob: he's a little bit further back in that pic]
gyllenhaalic823 said on 6/Dec/05
yeah i have to say that even though I wholeheartedly disagree with nearly all of his policies and strategies, he does look to be around 5'11" (basically what EJ said way below v )
EJ said on 29/Nov/05
She's 5'4.5", according to IMDb, which for once actually does look about right!
Anonymous said on 23/Nov/05
Does anyone know how tall Laura Bush is?
EJ said on 18/Nov/05
You just did. I guess Karl Rove is regulating this page now.
A-Bomb said on 17/Nov/05
I wonder since he now has a 34% approval rating in the latest Harris poll whether his height will be downgraded as well from all this 6' nonsense that gets splurged around in the media.
[Editor Rob: the day I mention '6ft' and George W Bush in the same sentence, is the day you'll know this site has been taken over by government agents...]
Height Tracker said on 6/Nov/05
I think that whenever Bush goes out in public and makes appearances, he definetely wears his elevator shoes. He's probably not a short guy, but he tries to make himself appear taller in public. Hence, that would explain his appearing close to Arnold Schwarzenegger's height in many photos.
G said on 5/Nov/05
Sorry, i forgot to add the url
here is the link where bush seems very tall to me:)
Gökhan said on 5/Nov/05
Whoa,look at this photo pls.Rob what do you think?
Bush looks like a solid 6'0 in this pic.He seems even taller than blair,is it possible?ý wanna hear your comments everyone
EJ said on 1/Nov/05
As much as I dislike our 43rd President and want to say he is shorter, the fact is that there is virtually no photographic (or otherwise) evidence suggesting he is anything less than 5'11". Every picture I look at, he's 5'11". Military records? 5'11". (And a half!) He was really only like 4 inches shorter than John Kerry (6'3" or 6'4") in last year's debates, despite it seeming like more. Can you find some photo where Bush forgot his elevator shoes? I'm sure something is out there...
MD said on 31/Oct/05
But, it seems pretty clear now that Bush isn't a solid 5'11". He looks a weak 5'11" in shoes. He's not a short man (as if it even matters), but he doesn't look the height that they give him. Lately, I hear him referred to on the news as a 6' man, and that's just wishful thinking. I get annoyed when people get offended if someone is called short or average. If they are, they are, it's just that simple. Let's quit arguing over what short, average, and tall means and look at the facts.
JUSTMATT said on 30/Oct/05
BUSH IS MAX 5.10 MAYBE 5.9. I SAW HIM NEAR BERLUSCONI THAT IS 5.5-5.6 AND BUSH IS ONLY 2 INCHES TALLER SO...UP TO YOU!
Tubbs said on 24/Oct/05
Looks like George W could be the 5'11 he says he is, i've always noticed that he isn't that much shorter than Tony Blair when together, so it makes sense.
MD said on 21/Oct/05
Even so, when you take into account dubious angles and shoes, does Bush really look 5'11"?
said on 20/Oct/05
MD - Exactly what photo are bush and bono even close to the same height?link
MD said on 19/Oct/05
Ok, I've been reading this recently, and when I saw estimates of 5'7" and 5'8" I chalked it up to an anti-American sentiment or just very bad guess worked. I was almost certain Bush must be the 5'11" he states.
Imagine my surprise when I was watching the NBC Nightly News, and there was a short blub on about Bush meeting Bono to talk about an issue and they showed and official photo. Though the angle from which the picture was taken wasn't the best, and knowing Bono wears very thick boots (lifts, too probably), they were exactly the same height. Bono was standing slightly to the right in the photo, and slightly behind Bush (which you'd think would make him much shorter).
Now, I don't know how high Bono can look in boots, but Bush looked no taller than 5'10" in this photo, and that is being generous. Does anyone have any other photos that might put this to rest, because I couldn't believe my eyes.
Charles said on 15/Oct/05
Each time you see Bush with a group of men, he's consistently either the shortest or one of the shortest in the group. It's inconceivable that he could be taller than about 5'8"....with his boots on. My guess is he's about 5'7".
Anonymous said on 14/Oct/05
How in the world is 5'11" little?
A-Bomb said on 5/Oct/05
I think Bush would have his medical within an hour of getting up so he may be half an inch taller at that stage than what he is listed at (5'11"), that's hoiw he is measured at nearly six foot. That said everything about this guy is so damn stage managed I would be surprised at all to find that he's 5'10" and the docs do spread a little white lie about their commander-in-chiefs height. There was a news article released in Australia about Bush in 2000 that spoke of him being smaller than the writer had imagined at 5'10". I think he's half an inch taller than this though.
Drooperdoo said on 16/Sep/05
Ron Reagan, Jr. was on MSNBC commenting on the phony medical report of the President which listed him at 6' tall with the body-fat of an Olympic swimmer. Reagan laughed at the body-fat claim, and placed it in context by observing, "I've met Mr. Bush. And guess what: He's nowhere near 6' tall." --If he were really 5'11'', Ron Reagan wouldn't have said "nowhere near". Who can really tell the difference between 5'11'' and 6'? --So the disparity has to be even greater.
TNTinCA said on 6/Sep/05
I have to agree that heir president doesn't appear to be a 6 footer. But 5'11" does appear to be feasible. Certainly didn't get the height genes his dad and brother got.
Drooperdoo said on 6/Sep/05
Karen Hughes, in the Bush Administration, is a tall woman--about 5'10''. I noticed that she dwarfed Bush. Certainly, she was probably even taller in pumps. But that would make her about 6'. If Bush was really 5'11'', he'd be 6' in shoes. Yet Karen Hughes is quite visibly taller than him in every picture I've ever seen them in. My own guess is he hovers around 5'9''. In shoes, he's 5'10'', so he rounds up to 5'11''. But there's no way he's 5'11'' in bare feet--otherwise Mrs Hughes wouldn't tower over him.
Ricardo said on 5/Aug/05
The funny thing about it is they are trying to make it seem like he is over the godly 183cm mark but the simply truth is that this guy probably is not even 5'11". I remember imdb had him clocked at 5'10 1/2" which is 179 cm and you know how much they exagerrate. I wouldn't be surprised if he's 5'10" in the morning and 5'9 1/2" before he sleeps.
Viper652 said on 5/Aug/05
Since Arnold Sharzenegger looks to be around the same height as Bush, then that would make him around 5-7, 5-8:) Seriously, Bush is no shorter then 5-10.
CoolJ said on 26/Jul/05
I'm 173cm (Shade over 5'8) and you are right about the ergonomics and comfort. All the extra height helps for is in terms of looks and athletics but sometimes that doesnt always hold true.
Viper652 said on 25/Jul/05
Yeah, you 5-8 guys have it made sometimes. Ive been 6-1, now currently 6-2 in my adult life and sometimes it sucks being this tall, because my legs are so damn long that I cant fit into any car comfortably or sleep in any bed comfortably. Sometimes I have to stretch my legs out because they wont fit under some work desks even.
Gotxo said on 17/Jul/05
Ricky Martin is 184 cm, so bush must be a solid 5'11".
It's obvious he's not petty neither tall.
Monty said on 16/Jul/05
Its a known fact that half the world hates Bush but no way is he only 5'7 if he is then he should be walking around in silth. GWB is 5'11 i saw a concert where he was the almost the same height as Ricky Martin.
Chuckycheese said on 15/Jul/05
There is no possible way Bush could be more than about 5' 7". He's almost always the shortest man in any group (usually by a several inches) and is often shorter than many of the women. The average man in the U.S. is about 5'9"...Bush is quite short.
Mr. Awesome said on 29/May/05
I've seen President Bush in person twice, both times when he was making campaign speeches in the Delaware Valley area in the fall of 2004. The first time i was approx 20 feet from him while he made his speech, and he passed me as he left, and I shook his hand. 5'11'' is indeed a very accurate height for him because he looked to be a little over 6 foot in his shoes which looked to be normal...I'm 5'7'' and change barefoot, and a had trainers on (making me over 5'8'') and the top of my head came up to just under his eye... Dick Cheney on the other hand is much shorter than his listed 5'8'' I was on stage with him during a campaign event and he had to stand on a box just to see over his podium! He looked under 5'6''.
JS said on 29/May/05
I remember reading a physical of George W. Bush's when he first came in office.. found it somewhere online. His height was listed at 5'11 3/4". Whether that was with shoes or not (or even real), I dont know..
Rex said on 20/May/05
My grandfather is a huge Bush supporter/big time fundraiser in the Republican party. He once met Bush in person, both men stood next to each other, on level ground, in fact I have the picture right here on the mantle. My grandfather is 5'7" barefoot. He was wearing boots, making him 5'9" with shoes, or 5'8" by contrast to a person with normal shoes on of the same height. In the picture Bush has normal shoes on. Bush appears to be about 1 inch to 1 and a half inches taller only. I would say Bush is about 5'9 1/2" without shoes on, and about 5'10 1/2" to 5'11" with shoes on. So when he claims he's 5'11", he really isn't, but he's not stretching it that much.
servel said on 18/May/05
i found a picture of george bush standing next to Vicente Fox Mexico
Issheuhboy said on 18/May/05
I always liked Bush's "little guy" quote - he's basically saying "I'm little. No I'm not. My family is tall" - 5.11 with lifts I think...
Here's Junior with the Bliar:
Blair is 5'11.5"-6'0", right? Dubya has to be 5'9"/10"
servel said on 17/May/05
There is no way george bush is 5.11, i have a friend that met him, hes barely 5.9, and he says bush was about half an inch shorter than him, and my friend had tennis shoes, bush, dress shoes...
Ricardo said on 4/May/05
imdb used to have him as 5'10 1/2" I beleive he is this height. 5'10 1/2 to 5'11", more or less the same thing, only a cm.
Jack said on 3/May/05
5'9 is not short and neither is 5'11. I believe him to be about 5'11 but its funny that some of your response claim 5'11 is short. I'm only like 5'9-5'10 and I've always been around people who are 6 foot and taller and they don't seem much taller than me....
Smoke said on 19/Apr/05
Our Prime Minister Paul Martin stands at just about 6'0", and whenever I see Bush with him, the American president looks a good 2 inches shorter. Now Martin might be slightly over 6'0", but that still makes Bush slightly shorter than 5'11". If you ever see the two with Mexican president Vicente Fox, he looks considerably taller than both Martin and Bush, and Bush is nearly dwarfed by him.
nugenti said on 11/Mar/05
I have met President Bush several times before he was President.He may just barely be 5 FT 11 but he is not any shorter.
EJ said on 9/Mar/05
Bush seemed about 5, maybe 6 inches shorter than the 6'4"-6'5" Kerry in the debates last fall, putting him at about 5'11". Bill Clinton looks about 3 inches shorter than John Kerry, making him about 6' 1 1/2". And Clinton looks about 2 1/2" taller than George Bush, so Bush is about 5'11" even. Some Democrats claim he's 5'9" but you know that's all politics.
Squidget said on 3/Mar/05
He's definately one of the shortest US Presidents in recent history, and he might not even be 5'11" either, he might even be closer to 5'10".