John McCain's Height
5ft 8in (172.7 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 9in (175.3 cm)
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Average Guess (7 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 9.07in (175.4cm)
Current: 5ft 7.79in (172.2cm)
Paul said on 19/Aug/17
Chuck Schumer is 6'1? Since when? He looks consistently in the weak 5'10 range to me. At least in photos of him with Obama/Biden, he doesn't stack up.
Unanimous said on 13/Aug/17
How tall do you think that Ron Paul is?
said on 13/Aug/17
What do you give Ron Paul?
Editor Rob: could have shrunk from a good 6ft range to 5ft 10-11 today
said on 28/Jul/17
Chuck Schumer (horrible posture like mine but was 6'1" when younger and is probably no lesss than about 6' now) next to supposedly 5'8" John McCain - folks, I'm not seeing a 4" difference
Im 171CM said on 21/Jun/17
Looked 5'10" guess that was in shoes and his earlier years...
Main Man Ray said on 28/Oct/14
mama costa, you better check your compass. McCain was never held by the Japanese. It was the vietnamese!
Realist said on 30/May/14
Rob, peak 5'8.25 today 5'7.25 has'nt lost much height.
MD said on 20/Oct/13
It'd really help if you knew who he was captured by. Only his arms were effected by the torture from the Vietnamese; any height he has lost is due to aging.
mama costa said on 18/Oct/13
John mccain is a great american hero. I have heard that he was several inches taller before being held captive by japanese. They also say that his captivity somehow affected his arm length. I would like to see a picture of him back in his college football days if anyone has one.
truth said on 9/Oct/13
jam said on 23/Aug/13
John Mccain in 2008 looked like he was 5'6 to me.
said on 9/May/13
What Jack said; maybe I'm missing something but he doesn't look 6 inches (or anything close) shorter than Prince Harry here:
Unless McCain is wearing seriously big lifts, he looks about 5'11" to Harry's 6'2"
said on 9/Oct/12
Rob he looks almost the same as 5'11" Bush.Click Here
I can't see 3 inches difference here at all or maybe Bush is shorter than 180 cm?
[Editor Rob: the lower angle might make them appear a bit closer? But it's true they can look just 2 inches apart in photos.]
Will said on 6/Sep/12
John McCain is not 5ft 8 at all. He is more like 5'5"-5'6" tall.
Mathew said on 6/Aug/12
I firgured him at 172 cm when he was running for president. Don't know how much he shrunk from his prime.
Will said on 24/Nov/11
John McCain is 5'9" maximum but with massive lifts on. He is of about average height, at 5'7" basically. McCain is one of the shortest politicians that I've seen in the United States. He is short but very successful with politics.
george555 said on 18/Oct/11
John McCain is about 5'7-5'8, with shoes he might be 5'9.
Sully said on 17/Oct/11
John McCain is a notorious lift wearer. Hes about 5'7.
If this guy were a legit 5'9, there wouldn't have been so much talk of his height during the election back then.
HeightExpert said on 26/Sep/11
MT said on 5/Sep/11
dude is not taller than 5'6.5...5'7" is even a stretch to me
Mr Democrat said on 3/Sep/11
@atlanta gman... Seriously dude was they any need for "a minor incident with the tape getting stuck in his buttcrack"? The man is a decorated war hero who deserves to be treated with RESPECT for his irrefutable courage and bravery. (Obama for re election)
atlanta gman said on 12/Jul/11
A friend of mine is a chiropractor that has personally worked on Mccain. The chiropractor measured Mccain with no shoes, in fact he was completely nude. Other than having a minor incident with the tape getting stuck in his buttcrack, he was measured without issues. Mccain was an even 5'5 with his arms outstretched (as much as they could be--considering his "war injury")
brad said on 14/Apr/11
Shook his hand at a rally. Seemed about 5-10 but was obviously wearing thick shoes judging by proportions I would say 5-9 is exactly right! Because his arms were broken and are bent and his posture is poor sometimes he looks shorter.
Flys4Food said on 6/Mar/11
I managed a small airline in the Cincinnati area. About three years ago McCain came through that airport. I stood shoulder to shoulder with him after shaking his hand....he's 5'8'. I'm 5'9" but I didn't look at his footwear. Very Very nice man.
Will said on 5/Mar/11
John McCain is 5'6"-5'7" tall.
Me said on 28/Oct/10
Anonymous is a ridiculous person! 5'5 is just absurd as That would put McCain over 7" under Obama, why are absurd comments like that even allowed on here? He might as well claim that Danny DeVeto is 2'5...
As for him being 5'8 now, I must say, I think he's still 5'9, since his daughter looks like an average-sized woman, and she's barely up to his chin.