How tall was John F Kennedy

John F Kennedy's Height

5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) was the 35th President of The United States of America. Elected in 1961, he served until he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas in November 1963. In a passport application when he was aged 18 years old he wrote down his height as 5ft 11 inches. In later years he wrote on his passport his height as 6ft tall. The JFKLibrary described him as 6'1".


How tall is John F Kennedy
August 1941 Physical: Height 5ft 11½, Weight 153 lbs

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Average Guess (147 Votes)
5ft 11.82in (182.4cm)
whyyyy said on 12/May/23
Rob, how tall do you think Jfk Jr.’s wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy was? There doesn’t seem to be much information on her height on the internet.
Editor Rob
At a quick glance, could look at least 5ft 8
Slim1.75m said on 17/Apr/23
Rob have you seen some photos where jfk shoe have a decent heel like over 1in there's quite a few on Google.
Editor Rob
I skimmed through jfk photos this moment and mostly saw him wearing normal styles, so if he wore thick heels, it seems maybe on rare occasions.

He's no Ron DeSantis!
Abdul177cm said on 10/Jun/22
Pete Mulholland said on 22/May/22
JFK had very serious back problems throughout his life. I believe in the 1950's he has a life threatening operation on his back where multiple discs were fused. That being said, I would think he'd have lost at least an inch or so from his recorded height in the Navy (5'11.5"). So, maybe even less than 5'11"....
Iamfrench said on 8/May/22
Hey Rob! Did Jfk wore lifts? Werner Von Braun (6' in his id card) seems a weak 5'10 in these pictures:
Click Here
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Editor Rob
Maybe he's gaining a fraction in the shot facing each other and the other gentleman isn't the 6ft he might have been in his youth.
Toby Barrett said on 3/Feb/22
why do alot of 5'11 people claim 6'1
Trooper said on 2/Dec/21
Thanks Rob.

I solemnly swear this is my last ever question related to John Galbraith:

Do you think he was a legit 6'8" tall man in his 40s and 50s?

Editor Rob
There's a distinct possibility
Chaoscontrol. said on 28/Nov/21
If he claimed 5’11 at 18 he might’ve put on a fraction afterwards
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/21
182.5cm worst case
Trooper said on 22/Nov/21
How tall do you think John Galbraith is based on this pic?

Click Here

Editor Rob
could look at least 6ft 7
T.M. said on 22/Nov/21
Weak 6'. Didn't lose a lot of height due to his premature death but 5'11 3/4" to me.
pauly e said on 17/Nov/21
With regards to an autopsy measurement, wouldn't it be possible to measure a good bit over your regular height?..the discs in the back may decompress and if the feet were spread apart a bit one could get an inflated measurement right? Sort of like measuring yourself on one leg - you are taller.
Editor Rob
Seeing how a coroner takes a measurement is something I haven't seen.
berta said on 1/Nov/21
i really thought the guy could look a llegit 6 foot in most photos and vieos but i gutss 182 is possible to but i would never, ever believe 181.
Ajax (5ft 9 3/4 - 5ft 10 5/8) said on 29/Oct/21
@Editor Why don't you give JFK the benefit of the doubt. He once measured 6ft 0, his death certificate had him at 6ft 0.5 too.

I mean Nixon and Johnson measured 5ft 10 and 6ft 2 respectively. They ended with the fraction. With Kennedy you have double standards?
Editor Rob
It could be a time of day and some rounding.
But he did get a couple of 5ft 11.5 recordings on separate occasions, in addition to 6ft. His photo in uniform in front of a height chart suggests to me a guy who is under 6ft barefoot too.
Ian C. said on 13/Oct/21
Bobby was several inches shorter, and known to be fiercely competitive. Jimmy Hoffa was short. Bobby vs Jimmy was an epic battle between two little guys who thrived on conflict.
David Tang said on 27/Aug/21
rob, jfk was at least 6'0. boost him up. the measuring scale can be off sometimes by a quarter of an inch and maybe this was an late afternoon with a extreme low, not the early afternoon/lunchtime standard of this site.
Slim 6'1.5" said on 22/Aug/21
181-182 too low for jfk he was a rock solid 6ft
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/21
I think JFK closed the day at a solid 182cm and woke up somewhere 184-185cm range. Tallish, not average height.

JFK Jr. I have at no less than 6ft0¾. Roughly an inch taller than his dad (no photos obviously to prove that) but shorter than 6ft1¾ Clinton (Click Here, Click Here), 6ft2¼ Trump (Click Here) and 6ft1¼ Schwarzenegger (Click Here, Click Here, Click Here, Click Here)
ADAM VARCO said on 20/Jul/21
The weight house measured him at 184 cm tall. I think he was 6'0.5"
Anything below 6 feet tall is too short of an estimate for JFK.
David Tang said on 7/Jul/21
rob he at least was 6'0, maybe 6'01/2 on a good day.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jun/21
Slim, 182cm worst case....overall 6ft was fair. Like I said before, JFK could vary next guys taller or shorter. I think RFK was 5ft8-9 and TFK (Ted) was 6ft1-2. JFK Jr. was near 6ft1 (worst case 184.5cm)
David Tang said on 23/Jun/21
Rob, I respect you. You are a good height estimators. I trsut most of your listing. But I think this one you should have upgraded him. he looked only 2 inches shorter max than billy graham who was a 6'2 guy, maybe a bit more.
Slim 6'1.5 said on 3/Jun/21
I agree with Ethan and rampage,

Give him at least 182 if not the full 6ft

I’d actually have no problem giving him 183cm….

For a 6ft guy to measure 181-182 he must’ve been slouched over during measurement or something or the measuring tool was faulty

Please consider giving him back the old listing 🙏
Hong said on 13/Apr/21
Click Here Prince Philip is listed as being 6ft,he looks a couple of inches taller than Kennedy here.
abdou. said on 3/Apr/21
so he is taller than me witch one cm he always looked my height to me
Ethan99 said on 29/Mar/21
5'11.5 seems too little for JFK. I would give him 5'11.75 at his worst
berta said on 25/Mar/21
oh i see he was measured at this heihgt. hm maybe he wasnt taller. i cant argue against the card above.
berta said on 25/Mar/21
i cant see this guy uner 5´11 3/4. i really think he is underlisted. 182,5 is closer to the truth and maybe even 6 feet on good days.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Feb/21
He was really a guy that look both a weak and strong 6ft at times...very much like Hanks
Slim 6'1.5 said on 25/Feb/21
Like Matthew fox a very unnecessary downgrade
Jtm said on 16/Feb/21
I thought 6’0 but I could buy 5’11.5.
slim 6'1 said on 15/Feb/21
Unnecessary downgrade, to reach 181.5 it would’ve been a faulty measurement
Height_Expert said on 5/Feb/21
5’ 11 1/4”-5’ 11 1/2” (181 cm-181.5 cm) Looked 6’ 1/2” (184 cm) in shoes. He was 3 inches shorter than Johnson who was in the 6’ 2 1/2”-6’ 2 3/4” (189-190 cm) range.

Heights of every president my guesses (peak and as leaving office height)
Joe Biden (6’ 1/2”) (5’ 11 1/4”)
Donald Trump (6’ 1 3/4”) (6’ 1/4”)
Barack Obama (6’ 3/4”) (same)
George W. Bush (5’ 11 1/4”) (same)
Bill Clinton (6’ 1 3/4”) (same)
George W. Bush (6’ 2” 1/4”) (6’ 2”)
Ronald Reagan (6’ 1/2”) (5’ 11 1/2”)
Jimmy Carter (5’ 9 1/4”) (same)
Gerald Ford (6’ 1/2”) (6’ 0”)
Richard Nixon (5’ 10 1/2”) (same)
Lyndon B. Johnson (6’ 2 1/2”) (6’ 2 1/4”)
John F. Kennedy (5’ 11 1/2”) (Same)
Eisenhower (5’ 10 1/2”) (5’ 9 3/4”)
FDR (6’ 3/4”) (6’ 0”)
Lincoln (6’ 3 3/4”) (same)
Jefferson (6’ 3”) (6’ 2 1/2”)
Washington (6’ 2 1/2”) (6’ 2”)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Feb/21
agree slim, that or 6ft
slim 6'1 said on 20/Jan/21
At lowest he should be listed at 5’11,75”
slim 6'1 said on 16/Jan/21
Edging out Robert McNamara here: Click Here
Nothing below 182cm for jfk
slim 6'1 said on 13/Jan/21
Not sure where to put McNamara but maybe 5’10” could be it...
slim 6'1 said on 13/Jan/21
Add Robert McNamara
slim 6'1 said on 13/Jan/21
Maybe he was slouched over while being measured? Idk
Trust me 6’ was a great listing for jfk, I’d revert it back if it were up to me
Chinedu said on 31/Dec/20
I was thinking the same also. Since he was clearly measured at 5'11 and a half. 6ft can be safely ruled out.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 20/Dec/20
@Rampage and Slim
Sorry guys, but he was measured 5'11.5" on a physical, so 6'0" can be safely ruled out.
Slim 6'1" said on 18/Dec/20
Agree with rampage, bad downgrade the 183cm listing was better
MrFish said on 18/Dec/20
Rob, given JFK at 5ft 11.5, how tall would his brother Robert have been? 174-5?
Editor Rob
on a physical Robert managed to get a figure of 5ft 9 and 1/4, and 155 and 1/4 pounds.
Matt6'5 said on 13/Dec/20
I know some will mention that Kennedy’s history of debilitating back pain began with his injury in WWII, however, his injury onboard the PT-109 want until 1943. Rob provided his 1941 physical (would’ve been 24) where he was presumably at his physical peak. I guess he really was sub-six foot. Go figure!
Johnny 181-182 cm said on 6/Dec/20
@Rob in this October 1941 physical JFK measured 6ft and 155 pounds. Click Here
Editor Rob
you can also see the JFK Library tweeted another October 1942 physical at which he came in 158 lbs 5ft 11.5
Domi said on 6/Dec/20
Rob, when someone famous is taken down half an inch like this, doesn't it make you wonder about others he may have appeared with or we compared them to? In this case Ted and Robert Kennedy.

I also always wondered about his son John, who is one of the most famous "handsome men" in American history, but obviously father and son haven't stood next to each other. Does make me wonder if the son was not much over 6 foot because both looked similar when standing next to the wife/mother Jacqueline Onassis. Maybe John Jr looked half an inch taller than his dad judging by the gap when both were adults standing next to her.
Editor Rob
half inch isn't that big, but when it's from measurements, it becomes interesting.

remember there was the old navy card linked by MD of JFK (in uniform) and for me I questioned if he really was a full 6ft. I mean he might get that on a good day, but to have a couple of 5ft 11.5 measurements...hard to ignore that.

another interesting height is Roosevelt.

He's commonly listed 6ft 1.5 or 2.

however on a questionnaire he wrote with his own hand 6ft 1/2 inch. I mean this is age 36 I believe, in his prime...did he get his height wrong? Or was he inflated later in life...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/20
I’m not as sure on this, 6ft seemed fair
Johnny 181-182 cm said on 5/Dec/20
@Rob can you post the link of that physical where Kennedy was measured 5ft 11.5?
Editor Rob
It should be visible on the page now.
Inches_to_cm said on 5/Dec/20
Yeah, always thought 6'1 was too high possibly. 6'0 seems about right, give or take half an inch.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Nov/20
John F Kennedy's brother, Robert (Bobby) Kennedy, was born 95 years ago today. The Senator was assassinated in 1968, (6th June, some 5 years after John). 😢

The tragic 42 year old left behind 11 children and his wife, Ethel, whom he had married in 1951. 😢

Bobby was 175cm.

I'm going with our Rob's 6ft for John, having just come across that very same figure, or 183cm, on the site that said Bobby was 175cm. I've seen John written up as 6ft1 as well, so I think therefore that the average is too low, but hardly scandalously so!

RIP John 🕯️ XX; RIP Robert 🕯️ XX
Hulk.23 said on 2/Nov/20
Editor Rob
My eyes nearly saw WW III there, but yeah depending on how well he's standing, not much over 6ft that moment in shoes.

Rob I am 182cm tall (182,5cm on a good day and 182,0-2 on a normal weekly day) and if stand barefoot against a mirror and with a kind of mugshot on my back then maybe it seems I am even a little taller than him. For example the top of my ears is something like 171cm...of course I don’t know what was his posture in that picture and even if he had shoes on or not but I think in that picture he looks no more than 5’11.5 being generous...
However I guess he was (at peak and standing straight) a weak six footer like me
Slim 6'1" said on 20/Sep/20
185.5-185 out of bed
Slim 6'1" said on 20/Sep/20
Robs listing could be perfect
Domi said on 15/Sep/20
Rob, Im a big Kennedy family fan and have met Ted, RFK Jr and JFk Jr.

How does this sound for some of the Kennedys?

JFK : 6'0

JFK JR. 6'0.5

RFK JR. 6'1.5

Ted Kennedy: 6'1.5
Editor Rob
I would not be surprised if measured, those Kennedy's where within a fraction of those listings.
MD said on 5/Sep/20

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Editor Rob
My eyes nearly saw WW III there, but yeah depending on how well he's standing, not much over 6ft that moment in shoes.
The French Dude said on 9/Aug/20
6ft sounds right to me
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jul/20
I think JFK was like Tom Hanks. Could appear both a little over and under the 6ft mark at times
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jul/20
Rob, how tall do you think RFK Jr. is?

I think 6ft1-2 at least
Editor Rob
Yeah he can look a good 6ft 1 range
Hulk23 said on 8/Jul/20
I think this is listing is right. 50 years ago the average height was shorter than the current one and a true six footer looked taller than today..I think JFK seemed a tall man but not a giant one so 6’ is a perfect listing for him
I guess he was usually 182,5cm at night and an honest .183cm guy on a good day.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/May/20
The 35th President of America, John F Kennedy, was born 103 years ago today. He was tragically assassinated on the 22nd November, 1963, aged 46.


RIP J F Kennedy 🕯️

John F Kennedy
29/5/2017 - 22/11/1963
Roland said on 29/Mar/20
Please answer about JFK Jr. Rob, please lol I'm kinda desperate to know your opinion. Let's just say I have a personal motive (wife idolized him!) haha.
Editor Rob
He could pass for 6ft 1
Roland said on 27/Mar/20
Hello Rob, what is your opinion of John F. Kennedy JR. ?

In "American Son" a biography by Richard Blow he was described as being only 6 feet and apparently he listed his own height once as 6 feet when he was around 17 or 18.

I found an interesting people magazine article where his wife stated he was sensitive about his height and got upset when a nurse asked what his height was by saying "you're 5 what?" I can link it if wanted. In the article, Kennedy JR. himself claims his height as 6'1 and says he is 191 pounds.

In pictures, I would say he looks between 6 foot and 6 foot 1.

Is it possible he was as low as a strong 6'0, something like 6'0.25 evening height?
mr man said on 16/Mar/20
he was 6ft 0.5
the thing said on 26/Jan/20
he needs an upgrade he was 6ft 0.25
rkv said on 9/Jan/20
over 6 next to Gore Vidal, 184 at times
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Dec/19
Ted looked over 1in taller than Jack. I’m gonna go with 6ft1-2 range for him peak
ADAM VARCO said on 19/Dec/19
Official records from his physical at the white house have said he was 6'1"
I think he was in the middle.
Christopher Mooney said on 19/Nov/19
re: Yang

Elvis never met JFK. The only president he met was Nixon. I've seen the picture you're referring to, on google images. It's actually the Elvis/Nixon photo, with JFK photoshopped into it.
Christopher Mooney said on 19/Nov/19

So you guessed Elvis's height. And use that to prove JFK was slightly shorter than he claims. Don't you see the problem with your equation - your base height, that you're basing every other height estimation on, is also a sheer guess.
Karen Madriz said on 21/Jul/19
There is a photo of JFK and Jackie on the beach together without shoes on...he is about 3 inches taller than her.
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 4/Jul/19
I would guess his about 5ft 11 half (181.5) than solid 6 footer based on pic of him standing with King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley with strong 5ft 11.. seems to be about half inch differences between two of them.....
steve lee said on 3/May/19
If you look at pictures of JFK standing next to his wife it is pretty clear that either she is tall or he is under 6b ft. tall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/19
Rob, how tall do you think Ted was?

Easily looks 1in or more taller than JFK
Editor Rob
He seemed to get described as 6ft 2 on many occasions from what I've seen. At least 6ft 1 range anyway.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/19
I think he was a guy that could pull off both weak and strong 6ft
Ian555 said on 24/Apr/19
Rob a friend of mine's grandmother actually met JFK one time and she said he was somewhere in the 6 feet to 6' 1" range and she's about 5' 5".
Editor Rob
I wouldn't go above 6 feet, though any man who is around that has potential to be guessed taller half the time.
SnerhagAip777 said on 27/Feb/19
How long do you think his head was, Rob?
Editor Rob
9.2-9.4 possibly
jude said on 24/Oct/18
JFK at 5'11.75"? It might be plausible?
Spencer Dobkin said on 15/Oct/18
Weak 6 footer
gil said on 12/Jul/18
Is 5'7 accurate for Jackie?
Editor Rob
I'm not so sure on her.
Vijayan said on 5/Jun/18
Rob maybe you wanna add to the top that lists John at 6'1 Click Here

Of course, could just be height in shoes
Editor Rob
I could mention it, though I think JFK's own declaration of 6ft 0 inches is more believable than 6ft 1.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/18
JFK Jr. looked all of 6ft1 next to Paul Newman and practically eye to eye w/h Clinton (probably near 6ft2 in the 90’s). What I noticed in photos is that he hunched quite a bit especially when he was walking.

I think he would have been an inch taller than his dad (both in their prime).
haxxx said on 11/May/18
Tubbs a full 6'1 I struggle to see really. but 6'0.5 is likely, and his autospy listed him as that.
Tubbs said on 9/May/18
Had serious back problems and surgery where vertebrae were fused. He has the look of a 6’1 guy, if you look at footage of him he’s taller than most people. Next to Eamonn De Valera, who was listed as 6’2” he looked the same in 1963. How much height would 3 vertebrae being fused cost you?
haxxx said on 6/May/18
Rob have you looked at his brother Robert F Kennedy? I know he is seen as 5'9 but I think he is 5'10 honestly. Here he is all the way to the right: Click Here:
Editor Rob
Robert at 5ft 9-9.5 range is likely.
Josh77 said on 30/Apr/18
Rob, if forced to pick for JFK JR late afternoon/evening height which sounds best?

A 6'0
B 6'0.25
C 6'0.5
D 6'0.75
E 6'1

Personally, I don't think he would be only 6 ft flat despite looking it at times with Daryl Hannah and RFK JR. He or his mom also filled his height in as 6 ft at almost 18 on a college form. Still, he just looked taller than that and could easily get away with his 6'1 claim, with some even thinking he was a bit above that.

On the other hand 6'1 looks a bit much, he reminds me of a lot of guys listed here at 6'0.5 and claimed 6'1. Seems a very common height for actors (Tatum, Cavill, Pine, Urban, Cooper etc etc.)

So I would go with C, but I think he is probably a stronger C. Something like Cavill who looks a bit taller than the other guys I said, and would hold 6'0.5 well late into the evening, only dipping below if dehydrated right after a workout or up all night etc.

I think C or D could be argued well though, he just doesn't look A or B to me, but not really E either.

What do you think?
Editor Rob
6ft 1 I think is too high, but 6ft 0.5 I'd probably say was possible.
haxxx said on 21/Apr/18
w3554205 said on 31/Jan/18
how tall was Robert Kennedy?

JFKLibrary website lists him at 5'10 but every other site lists him at 5'9. Both RFK and JFK are listed an inch taller on there. Could be measurement in shoes but at the same time RFK looks like he is 5'10 next to 5'6.5 Martin Luther King here: Click Here:
santgr said on 19/Apr/18
Rob how tall do you think his son was? 6ft0.5-6ft1 range?
Editor Rob
Anywhere in that range could be argued for Junior.
Greg99 said on 11/Apr/18
Regarding Ted Kennedy, I understand that he's widely seen as 5'11", but that doesn't comport with this image which shows the three brothers and Ted about 1.5" taller than JFK
Click Here

Also, this photo with Ronald Reagan from 1985, standing next to Reagan Ted Kennedy appears about two inches taller
Click Here
haxxx said on 11/Apr/18
RFK: 175,5 cm
Ted: 181,5 cm
JFK 182,5 cm

Just my random guesses
w3554205 said on 31/Jan/18
how tall was Robert Kennedy?
grizz said on 29/Jan/18
@Steve, stats probably with dress shoes and clothes on
6'0" guy said on 1/Jan/18
Kennedy is between 5'11" and 6'0". Anyone know what size suit he wore? I just bought off the rack 40-42, I think Kennedy was the same?
James said on 8/Dec/17
Kennedy was 5'11" as he said. Johnson only looked 6'2" in the 1960s.
James said on 7/Dec/17
Kennedy was 5'11".
Steve said on 30/Nov/17
According to the official website of the JFK Library, he was 6-1 and 172 pounds just before his death.
John said on 14/Nov/17
Rob , do you think his son JFK JR could have been under 6’1? On Brown admission form which was recently released everywhere online he was listed at 6’0 170. He was 3 months shy of 18 then so could have grown or maybe underlisted a bit. It looks like his mom Jackie O filled out most of it for him but that he wrote the part with height and weight.

I don’t think he would be as low as a flat 6’0 , as others stated he could look solid 6’1 at times in terms of structure ... a similar look to Brosnan and held own with Clinton and Newman. I always thought of him as the archetypal 6’1 like Federer or C. Ronaldo.

But also he is looking not as tall as I thought with RFK JR and not quite 3 inches taller with 5’10 listed Daryl Hannah when both barefoot at beach.

Is 6’0.5 possible or was he more 6’1 in your view
Editor Rob
6ft 1/2 might be closer to the truth, though he could probably look 6ft up to 6ft 1
MJkoP said on 24/Oct/17
Checkmate said on 16/Oct/17
Bobby Kennedy would be a great add, JFK was taller than him by 1-2cm

1-2 cm?? More like a good three inches.

Chris said on 13/Oct/17
JFK was 6 foot, minimum. Some of you guys come up with some great conspiracy theories, but when someone says they're 6 foot, and nearly all evidence suggests they are 6 foot, then why do you question it?

Eh, still more plausible than that grassy knoll stuff.
Slim 6' said on 22/Oct/17
5'11.5" would suit JFK better.
Checkmate said on 16/Oct/17
Bobby Kennedy would be a great add, JFK was taller than him by 1-2cm
Slim 6' said on 14/Oct/17
Needs a 181 downgrade.
Chris said on 13/Oct/17
JFK was about 2 inches taller than his brother Bobby, and he wasn't that much shorter than Lyndon Johnson (who was 6'3?). He was 6 foot, minimum. Some pictures he looks 6'1. When you see pictures of Kennedy and Johnson togethor, there isn't a huge difference in height. Maybe 2 inches at most
Chris said on 13/Oct/17
JFK was 6 foot, minimum. Some of you guys come up with some great conspiracy theories, but when someone says they're 6 foot, and nearly all evidence suggests they are 6 foot, then why do you question it?
Slim 6' said on 11/Oct/17
My listing of 181 area would suit JFK better tbh.
Del Mar said on 19/Sep/17
You're right, Slim
Del Mar said on 18/Sep/17
Guess I could, Slim 😉
Slim said on 4/Sep/17
Del Mar said on 26/Jul/17
The M Tussaud doll looked a proper 6',maybe even 6'0.25", but might have a dress shoes advantage over me. Here with 5'11.38" myself on a 11 years old pic
Click Here
Just claim 5'11.5" buddy.
Slim said on 4/Sep/17
A 5'11.5" downgrade is necessary.
Del Mar said on 26/Jul/17
The M Tussaud doll looked a proper 6',maybe even 6'0.25", but might have a dress shoes advantage over me. Here with 5'11.38" myself on a 11 years old pic
Click Here
Tom said on 19/Jul/17
That naval commander seems to be thinking ''JFK wears lifts!"

Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jul/17
I think he'd be 184/185cm out of bed
Pete said on 5/Jul/17
JFK had one leg shorter than the other, part of his back problem. So, one shoe had a "lift". And no way was Ted Kennedy ever 6'2". I was standing next to him during an appearance he made at Salem State College in the mid '70's. I was about 6'2" - Ted was at least 3 inches shorter than I. Would put Ted in the 5'10" - 5'11" range back in the 1970's.
Canson said on 28/Jun/17
I can see 6'0-6'0.25 out of bed

5'11.25-.5 at his lowest.
Canson said on 26/Jun/17
@Rising Force: I'm with you. I doubt JFK wore lifts. This May just be a morning measurement for him where he's really only strong 5'11".

@Rampage: I'd go with 6'3" on the nose for Foreman at his peak today prob lost a fraction. He prob didn't drop much under 6'3 if at all then tho
RisingForce said on 26/Jun/17
Not impossible, but I really doubt JFK wore lifts. Robert Kennedy is a more likely candidate as I did read that once. Whether JFK ever reached a full 6' or was close to 5'11" is the question, but considering his injuries and health problems it's possible he lost a bit before he died or stood shorter than he was. If Tito was 5'7" then he looked 6 feet, but then while Tito looked tall with Stalin, he looked short even with a hunched Churchill. JFK did have a frame that could seem 6 feet though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jun/17
Rob, aren't these guys long overdue?

RFK - 5ft8½(174cm)
JFK Jr. - 6ft1(185cm)
RFK Jr. - 6ft1½(187cm)
Ted Kennedy - 6ft2(188cm)
Tom said on 17/Jun/17
Did JFK ever wear lifts?

Check this out. Click Here
Sarah said on 10/May/17
5''11.5 range
Jackie- 5'7" range
MJKoP said on 28/Apr/17
richard said on 12/Mar/17
True story. I met JFK in May 1963 in the Oval Office. I was part of a high school delegation. I was face to face with him.
I judged him to be no more than 5-10. More important, when he walked away, his pant leg on one side was stuck in the raised counter of his shoes. It was a lift shoe! The shoe counter was about seven inches high.
So, I would estimate he was really no more than 5-9.

Another observation. Face on he looked like his photos. Sort of chipmunk face. But from the profile view, he was extremely slim. Actually, skinny.

What BS. Yeah, Jack Kennedy was 5'9". Which is why he towered over his 5'7" minimum wife even when she wore high heels. And looked barely shorter than his VP Lyndon who was always labeled as 6'4".
5'2 said on 30/Mar/17
You should include a page for Jacqueline Kennedy's height. I say 5'7" to 5'7.5" barefoot
richard said on 12/Mar/17
True story. I met JFK in May 1963 in the Oval Office. I was part of a high school delegation. I was face to face with him.
I judged him to be no more than 5-10. More important, when he walked away, his pant leg on one side was stuck in the raised counter of his shoes. It was a lift shoe! The shoe counter was about seven inches high.
So, I would estimate he was really no more than 5-9.

Another observation. Face on he looked like his photos. Sort of chipmunk face. But from the profile view, he was extremely slim. Actually, skinny.
James said on 25/Feb/17
Foreman was 6'2".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Feb/17
@harry sachs: Good spot. I saw those two photos and LBJ easily looks the same height and he's slouching. Plus many believe that Foreman was a bit over 6ft3 himself.
harry sachs said on 14/Feb/17
For the people who say LBJ was 6'3 in his prime and 6'2 at old age. Well he was 1 inch taller than Foreman who is 6'3 so if LBJ was 6'2 then Foreman was 6'1 in his prime.
HonestSlovene said on 10/Feb/17
LBJ: 6'3"/190 cm, JFK: 5'11.75"/182 cm
Joel said on 4/Jan/17
Definitely below 6"0 Tall Maybe same height as Jimmy Fallon
LW said on 2/Jan/17
Six foot.....end of, he was a one off
Tim said on 28/Dec/16
It's well known Kennedy wore lifts to appear taller in public. He was definitely below six foot.
anyonmious said on 23/Dec/16
I would say he is 6'0" tall. There should be a page for Jacqueline Kennedy with the height saying 5'7.5"
Jay said on 22/Dec/16
James, why would he wear lifts with a messed up back?
James said on 17/Dec/16
Kennedy may have worn built up shoes. He was 5'11".
Jay said on 17/Dec/16
JFK couldn't have less than 6'0 barefoot, cause there looked to only be a 3 inch difference between him and LBJ.
TheManWithNoName said on 16/Dec/16
JFK suffered from Addison's disease and had multiple spine operations over the course of his life and regularly wore a back brace. I doubt he was 6ft barefoot.
James said on 9/Dec/16
Lyndon Johnson was a fraction under 6'3" but had very bad posture due to health problems from smoking 65 cigarettes a day. He had a near-fatal heart attack at 46.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/16
Rob, will LBJ get a page here eventually?

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I think maybe near 6ft3 and just had bad posture
Editor Rob
he may well, would need to look again at him.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 4/Dec/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Nov/16
LBJ looks barely taller than Kennedy in some photos! I seriously doubt 6ft4...


Yeah I think 6'4" is a bit high for LBJ. Maybe he was 6'3" in his prime and starting to shrink by the time he was in office, but he looks closer to 6'2" than 6'4" a lot of the time with Kennedy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Nov/16
LBJ looks barely taller than Kennedy in some photos! I seriously doubt 6ft4...
HonestSlovene said on 29/Nov/16
Somewhere between 5'11" and 6'0".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Nov/16
Rob, is 6ft5 for Charles De Gaulle accurate?

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In his 70's he still towers over Kennedy
Editor Rob
Rampage, a peak Charles could have been 6ft 4 range
Jug said on 28/Nov/16
LBJ was about 6'3. Judging by pictures of the two men standing together, I would say JFK was a solid 6 feet. Teddy was the tallest brother at around 6'1.
James said on 4/Nov/16
Kennedy was clearly not quite the full six foot. Maybe 5'11.5". I don't know why he is idolised when he increased the US military presence in Vietnam, lost the Bay of Pigs invasion, and surrendered to the Soviet demands during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/16
Rob, will any of the other Kennedy's ever get a page like RFK, Ted, RFK Jr., JFK Jr.?
Johnny said on 13/Jul/16
Actually there is another fault.....when he was 18 he had his hair color as brown and eye color as green....but years later on his another passport application...his hair color was stated blonde and eyes color and eye color changing with age!! I saw this on that site...this site has all JFK's personal items....
Judd said on 3/Jun/16
Rob what's the best choice in your opinion?

A) 185,5cms/183,5cms
B) 185,0cms/183,0cms
C) 184,5cms/182,5cms
D) 184,0cms/182,0cms
Editor Rob
Tom said on 17/May/16
Ted Kennedy was taller than Jack. By about two inches. Surf images and you'll see this to be the case. So 6-1 for Ted. Also, Jack wore a back brace which kept him erect all the time thus making him look taller.
pauly e said on 10/May/16
I agree with Tom and Joe. I think most people tend to reference height with shoes on. I used to do the same until I visited this site.
Tom said on 26/Apr/16
Check this out. Click Here I assume he was wearing shoes when the photo was taken. It appears he was 6 feet in shoes. So either he grew late in life, or was in reality just 5-11.
Joe said on 26/Apr/16
John F Kennedy was 5'11" tall, on his military ID he was listed as 6 feet tall, but that was in shoes, so without shoes he was 5'11". Many US Presidents tend to list their height in shoes.
MJKoP said on 10/Apr/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Mar/16
I think the very tall dude is the guy Costner played in the movie...

Attorney Jim Garrison? He was apparently 6'8".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Apr/16
James, LBJ I think might have been 6ft3½ in his 20's-30's. He was described 6ft4 and as the 2nd tallest President after Lincoln...but he looked a comfortable inch or so shy of that in office. However, he was pushing 60 and was a notorious smoker so a bit of height loss is quite likely. At times he could look barely 6ft2 standing w/h JFK. Similar thing with Reagan. He was still described as 6ft1 in the 80's...when he was clearly nowhere near it. All these guys have supposedly been measured but I don't believe all of them have been taken barefoot.
James said on 7/Apr/16
LBJ was supposedly 6'3.5" but he might not have appeared at his peak height in the mid-1960s.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Mar/16
I think the very tall dude is the guy Costner played in the movie...
Rifle said on 21/Mar/16
If John F Kennedy's wife Jacqueline was 5'7" tall, how tall is the man beside her(John K Galbraith)?
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Editor Rob
the photo didn't work, but Galbraith could look extremely tall, 6ft 7-8 possibly
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Feb/16
Rob, could you add LBJ?

I think 6ft3 peak and might have been slightly under that in office
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Feb/16
JFK Jr. could look barely shorter than Clinton. I reckon he was similar to Obama, legit 6ft1 range. Ted was clearly taller than John.
Harold said on 5/Feb/16
Orlando, 'great posture and great shape" for JFK? Are you kidding? The historical record shows the man suffered from scoliosis and World War II injuries which required him to wear a male corset and spend much of his time either in a stiffed-back rocking chair or lying, chest down, on the floor to save his back. Even his frequent resorting to testosterone shots by his personal physician and his pep pills could not disguise the fact he was a physical wreck. All those football shots on the grass at Hyannisport were publicity the first media savvy President the US has had. Five foot eleven, peak. Anything over that is the standard need of the politician to 'impress' the voters that's he's a 'real man' and thus six foot, the standard benchmark in the States that separates tall from short.
Gregorovich said on 26/Jan/16
I'm not a coroner nor have I witnessed an autopsy, but I scarcely believe that the coroner thought it was an absolute imperative that he or she measure JFK with precision. Why would it be material to the determination of facts when you are looking at large wounds? That autopsy has come under fire in the past for being conclusory. There were people there who could have simply told the coroner how tall JFK was.
Milkshake said on 14/Jan/16
@Orlando he is referring to Jfk jr, not Jfk. Jfk jr was Jfks son. He died in a plane crash.
Adam said on 16/Dec/15
Pretty sure the giant guy with JFK pictured below is J.K. Galbraith, Kennedys ambassador to India at the time. He's supposed to have been 6'8...looks about 8 inch difference between them alright.
Orlando said on 8/Dec/15
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover «Anything under 6ft1 for JFK Jr. is incorrect. He was a tall man and could look nearer 6ft2 at times. Great posture and was in great shape unlike his father who drank and smoked like an Irish sailor. I do think Ted was near to if not 6ft2.» Are you mad?! If JFK himself said he was 5ft 11in (1.803 m) how could he ever possibly be 6'1" (1.854 m) or even 6'2" (1.8796 m)?! That's a 5.1 to 7.66 cm increase!!! I concede he might have topped 6ft but no way 6'1" and much less 6'2"!
Rifle said on 6/Dec/15
How tall do you think the taller guy in the picture is if Kennedy is 6'?Click Here
Editor Rob
very hard to say from that one photo how much taller he is
Tom said on 27/Nov/15
Kennedy was 5'11".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Nov/15
JFK could look 6ft0½ at times though
Larry said on 27/Oct/15
Kennedy was six foot. People at the time were not told the truth about the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Oct/15
JFK - 6ft(183cm)
JFK Jr. - 6ft1¼(186cm)
RFK - 5ft9(175cm)
RFK Jr. - 6ft2(188cm)
Bill Clinton - 6ft2¼(189cm)
LBJ - 6ft2¼(189cm)
Steve said on 20/Oct/15
JFK's autopsy listed him as 6'1/2". He was a strong six footer. No way could he be shorter. Go to the Elvis thread to see the photo I posted of JFK with 5'10" Milton Berle. Kennedy was at least two inches taller. And Berle always looked the same height as Elvis who was reportedly 6'.
Jay said on 19/Oct/15
Sportschamp, 6ft and 6'1 is not that far apart for JFK Jr.
Svenja Schulze said on 8/Oct/15
Great picture of a gorgous president and man!
Sportschamp said on 20/Sep/15

I agree..JFK JR. doesn't look 6'1 ..more a strong 6ft flat. Just look at pics with him and Daryl way he was anywhere near 6ft1 or even above like some here like to claim.
Zone said on 15/Sep/15
Hey rob how tall do you think JFK Jr. was, most people claim 6ft1 but next to RFK Jr who is 6ft2. he looks 6ft flat.

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Key said on 7/Sep/15
Idk. Look at Truman. He was 5 foot 8 and did a great job!
SportsHeight said on 27/Aug/15
@John I'd say if you're between ~5'8" and 5'10", it's possible, just extremely difficult, and if you're running against a taller candidate, you will almost certainly lose (i.e. John McCain and Michael Dukakis). 5'10"+ through the 5'11" range can work. 6'0" to 6'2" does seem to be the perfect range, a huge boost. 6'2"+ up to ~6'4" seems to be fine as well, although aside from Abe Lincoln, who was 6'3.75", I don't think America has ever elected a president who was even a full 6'3". I believe Jefferson and LBJ both came up short of that mark. You might be getting to be too tall around the 6'3" to 6'4" range.
John said on 16/Aug/15
If you're male and under 5ft 10 in today you can't be President of the United States.

So anyone who is 5ft 7 in - 5ft 9 in tall has no chance of getting to the White House.

6ft - 6ft 2 in is the perfect height.
Orlando said on 10/Aug/15
No entry for Lee Harvey Oswald? That guy was average short. In the footage he doesn't look being the reputed 5ft 9in as shown in his Marines photo: Click Here Don't forget he was wearing military boots which gave him some 2 to 3 cm surplus height. So 1.75 m minus 2 or 3 cm has him at 1.73 to 1.72 m tall.
Orlando said on 10/Aug/15
I wouldn't trust a passport height entry forwarded by the holder himself. Not reliable at all. Only reliable measurement would be a shoeless one taken by the registrar. Even so 5ft 11in (1.80 m) seems accurate. See Kennedy next to Gore Vidal who was 5ft 11.5 in: Click Here
SportsHeight said on 27/Jul/15
Rob, what's your best guess for LBJ? Over or under 6'2.5"? And what about the other two Kennedy brothers, Bobby and Teddy?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/15
Anything under 6ft1 for JFK Jr. is incorrect. He was a tall man and could look nearer 6ft2 at times. Great posture and was in great shape unlike his father who drank and smoked like an Irish sailor. I do think Ted was near to if not 6ft2.

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MJKoP said on 28/Jun/15
Not to mentioned having been shot in the neck, as well. Heavens only knows what that did to the vertebrate in that area of his body.
MJKoP said on 28/Jun/15
Definitely a good 6'1". The fact that he measured only half an inch short of it AFTER having sustained that horrific fatal head wound pretty much seals the deal that he was comfortably north of six feet when alive and healthy.
Dave said on 9/Jun/15
Agree with John and others below. JFK was a solid 6'-1". In photos, rarely anyone taller than he. IMHO, Ted never got past 6'-0".
Steve said on 23/May/15
Kennedy was stripped for the autopsy. No shoes.
Judd said on 22/May/15
Steve says on 19/May/15
His autopsy listed him as being 6' .5". I tend to believe that was true. He was a good 2 to 2 and 1/2 half inches taller than Richard Nixon. His weight of 175 lbs. tended to make him look even taller.

actually i think autopsy measurement isn't reliable. at first, the person can't obviously stay right so it is fundamental his/her positions. second, for what we know, it's also possible that it was made with shoes on...i don't know, i am just thinking it's not a reliable measurement.
however i think JFK was for sure closer to 6' than 5'11...he always seemed a quite tall guy, to me...anything under 182 cms at worst for him.
Steve said on 19/May/15
His autopsy listed him as being 6' .5". I tend to believe that was true. He was a good 2 to 2 and 1/2 half inches taller than Richard Nixon. His weight of 175 lbs. tended to make him look even taller.
MD said on 18/May/15
@SportsHeight, I'm glad you clarified what you meant. I think John Jr. looked taller than his father, too. And, to be honest, I'm not all that convinced that Jack was a full 6'0" even given his physical ailments.
SportsHeight said on 14/May/15
In regard to the quote I listed below, what I took from it was that JFK Jr. had ascertained that his father was taller more from talking to people who knew them both (e.g. his mother and his uncle Teddy) than from his own limited recollections of his father. We certainly shouldn't assume that his statement accurate, but I thought it was worth sharing nonetheless. My personal opinion is that JFK Jr. always looked slightly taller than his father in photos, maybe 6'0.5" to 6'1", but who knows?
MD said on 13/May/15
@The quote from John Jr. is about as irrelevant as you can get. He was barely walking when his father was killed, and would have only know what he was told. It doesn't show anything.
Fortune said on 12/May/15
Well that pretty much shows jr. was never the height he claimed, if JFK was 6ft and taller than him, how could he be 6'1? I don't think JR. Lied about this one, why should he?
177cmGuy said on 12/May/15
Solid 6'0. I can buy that he was 5'11 at age 18 because during ages 17-20 there's still a possible chance of minimal growth.
SportsHeight said on 10/May/15
From an article on JFK Jr., written by one of his employees at George Magazine:

"John talked about his father only once when I worked for him, and that was in Cuba. 'Are you much the same height as your father?' Fidel Castro asked him soon after the two of them met in October 1997, during the 35th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

"'He was a little taller,' John said evasively in reply to Castro’s question, 'a little thinner.'"

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john said on 29/Apr/15
JFK looked a lot more like 6'1" than 6.
Jay said on 24/Apr/15
@Gravity, I wouldn't call Arnold way than John Jr back then. It all depends on the angle and which pic you're looking at.
Gravity said on 16/Apr/15
Sorry but Teddy was never 6'2...look at this pic of him and John jr., John jr is way taller
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John jr claimed he was 6'1 but i don't buy that either..look at the pica of him and Arnie, Arnie is way taller, the same goes for Daryl Hannah, he is just a bit taller than her, not the physics of a 6'1 man.
Ted was 6'1 in his prime, John F Kennedy 6 ft and John jr 6 max.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Apr/15
JFK could have been a fraction over 6ft in his 20's-30's. He was a tallish guy for his generation.
RFK was 5ft8-9 I think? TFK was 6ft2-3.
Art said on 3/Apr/15
I will say , he was easily 6' . The reason that he looked taller is , because he used to stand & walk straight like a soldier, ocourse that because he suffered from back pain frequently. According to a medical report , he was 6'1/2. Any way half inch it doesn't matter. Another fact that he looked taller is,the average height for American male in those days was around 5'9 .
Steve said on 20/Feb/15
JFK was taller than 6-0 in my opinion. He was only marginally shorter than LBJ in photos, who some sources say was 6-4, and he was at least as tall as Teddy in other photos. Ted was reportedly 6-2 when he was a young man. Rarely was JFK photographed with anyone as tall as he was.
Judd said on 17/Jan/15
Steve says on 15/Jan/15
I never accept official heights, especially of politicians.

LBJ was three inches taller than JFK so 6'3" seems likely.

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Steve, you really see 3" between LBJ and JFK...
Actually, i am not sure. From all pictures where you can see they together there're no more than 1-1,5" between they...
In my opinion LBJ was 6'2" when was young and 6'1-1.5" when was president...that's likelier that 6'3" or 6'4"!
Steve said on 15/Jan/15
I never accept official heights, especially of politicians.

LBJ was three inches taller than JFK so 6'3" seems likely.

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Steve said on 13/Jan/15
JFK was a solid 6'.

Seen here with Richard Nixon who was 5'10", not the 5'11 & 1/2" he's officially listed at.

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jan/15
Rob, how tall do you think LBJ really was?

I've read 6ft3 and 6ft4 (also 6ft3½) but next to JFK he looked nowhere near any those. This is strange because all presidents are supposedly measured barefoot and are confirmed by the Oval Office as being a certain height. Honestly LBJ looks around 6ft1-2 tops w/h Jack!
Editor Rob
maybe 6ft 2 range was more likely than 6ft 3.5 range.
Jed said on 26/Dec/14
Byron White (6'1) had well over an inch on him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/14
Oh please where will we possibly get our visual sources for George Washington, oil paintings with alleged 189-190cm Thomas Jefferson?
Judd said on 22/Nov/14
Judd says on 22/Nov/14
Rob you would be able to guess abraham lincoln's height? XD
[Editor Rob: he wrote himself to be almost 6ft 4.]

Also George Washington passed for a 6'4" guy at the end XVIII think those listing would be fair and reliable?
Editor Rob
for Abraham yes, not sure on Washington though
Judd said on 22/Nov/14
Rob you would be able to guess abraham lincoln's height? XD
Editor Rob
he wrote himself to be almost 6ft 4.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Nov/14
JFK Jr. was easily 2in taller than Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld when he appeared on the show. I'd give him at least 6ft1, possibly a bit more even.
Noira said on 19/Nov/14
Looked 6 ft. tall, actually similar build to his son. I don' t believe jfk jr was 6'1 ft tall..he looked 6 ft max, even rather on the weak side.
Judd said on 24/Oct/14
I always known that deGaulle was 6'3.5" but when was young...he probably lost something in 1960's...I think 5'11.75"-6'0" for JFK is fair
Andy said on 21/Oct/14
That Navy photo looks like he was around six feet in shoes.
Lebensdorf said on 18/Oct/14
Maybe Johnson was 6'2. Anyway, Kennedy held up pretty well beside DeGaulle, who was about 6'4.
Judd said on 16/Oct/14
Not sure Lyndon Johnson was 6'3" and for sure not 6'4"...
He gave me the impression to be 6'1.5-1.75" when he "managed the world"
Lebensdorf said on 14/Oct/14
A solid 6 ft I would say. If Lyndon Johnson was 6'3, JFK must have been that height. He never looked more than a couple inches shorter than his vice president.
Jake said on 11/Oct/14
Judd says on 9/Oct/14
Rob in your opinion he was a weak 6' (182), flat 6' (183) or strong 6' (184)?
[Editor Rob: wouldn't class him as strong, but close to 6ft flat or even weak.]

rob if you have to bet money? flat 6ft/183 or weak6ft/182?
Editor Rob
to me a toss of the coin, either is plausible
Judd said on 9/Oct/14
Rob in your opinion he was a weak 6' (182), flat 6' (183) or strong 6' (184)?
Editor Rob
wouldn't class him as strong, but close to 6ft flat or even weak.
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 8/Jul/14
So I looked through the JFK Libray and found photographic proof Kennedy is a 6 footer. Here is his US Navy Card from the early 40's. Click Here
The 25 or 26 year old Kennedy was 150 pounds, and apparently near 6'1 in shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/14
Rob, any chance of adding JFK Jr.? I reckon he was a strong 6ft1 guy
Editor Rob
I'm not sure about adding him
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 23/Feb/14
Well, folks we got to remember 5'11" was how tall the "eighteen year old" John Kennedy was. Men stop growing between 18 and 25, and I actually added a full 1/2 inch between age 18 and 25 myself.

Let's also remember, the autopsy of our beloved president recorded his height as 72.5 inches long (184 cm). This likely represented his "morning stature", i.e. height lying down. I am 6 ft 7/16 inches tall in the morning myself, and about 6 ft 1/16 by noon, and 5'11 3/4 by late evening. I'd say Kennedy lost his 1/2 inch of morning height and was a true 6 footer mid-day. So, I agree with Rob, this guy was likely no shorter than 182, and likely 183 during the first half of his day. A true 6 foot chap.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 19/Feb/14
Rob, why did you put him at 6ft rather than 5'11? If there are two height claims, don't you go with the lowest?
Editor Rob
there is always a possibility he grew near to near 6ft and he thought he was 5ft 11 at 17-18?
Sam said on 18/Feb/14
JFK with fellow professional ladies man Frank Sinatra, he looks a solid six foot.
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Arch Stanton said on 17/Feb/14
JFK jr. yeah about 185-6 would be a good shout, handsome devil too, similar sort of looks to a 90s Brosnan.
Xavier said on 15/Feb/14
Kennedy was 5'11", and his brother Robert was 5'8".
Josh said on 14/Feb/14

how about his son Jfk Jr?

Does 6'1 seem right for him?
Editor Rob
he was consistently called it, I think it was a good shout for him.
Chachi said on 13/Feb/14
If Robert Kennedy was maxing out at 5'9 then JFK couldn't have been over 5'11. Check this pic out Click Here
jtm said on 11/Feb/14
5'11.5-6'0 is accurate.
MD said on 11/Feb/14
Bobby's the shortest looking 5'9" I've seen. I believe that's more of a listed height than actual height. He wasn't much shorter than that, but Bobby looked on the short side of average even for the times, particularly for his social class. I'd really put Bobby closer to 5'8" than I would his oft listed 5'9".
Arch Stanton said on 9/Feb/14
A lot of sources say 6 ft 1, i think that was probably a shoe measurement though. I have a book about the Kennedy curse which is quite extraordinary, the family had an extraordinary amount of bad luck despite them all pretty much being high flying and competent men. He struggled with health problems and such which is quite surprising as he looked pretty fit.
B.Gray said on 9/Feb/14
Next to Bobby (5'9), he looked about 5'11.5. A shade over 6 ft with shoes on.
John said on 7/Feb/14
Robert Kennedy was 5'9".
Ted Kennedy was 6'2".
MD said on 7/Feb/14
If he wasn't exactly 6'0", he was very close to it, definitely not anymore than
half-an-inch less than this. Even with his terrible back ailment (which actually made it almost impossible for him to walk, at times), he looked around this height.
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 6/Feb/14
Hey Rob great addition. Kennedy was a true American Hero - and a solid 6 footer.

The lists him at 6'1", 32 inch waist, 172 1/2 pounds, size 10 C shoe, and hat size 7 3/8. Some of Pres. Kennedy's jackets have been auctioned off, and they were a size 42, suggesting he had a 40in chest.

Most estimates place him at 6 ft, and the official Autopsy report listed his height at 72 1/2 inches, and wt 170 pounds. I would suppose his height when laying down is comparable to his morning stature, and that his standing height mid day was 6 foot.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Feb/14
You could argue 182cm though, 5'11.5-6' looks about right.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Feb/14
I requested this one ages ago.... Ha two legends added in one week (three including Lomu I suppose). Yeah I think he looked about 6 ft.

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