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Robin Lustig | 20:19 UK time, Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Thanks to the New York Times for pointing out that if John McCain is elected next month, he'll be, at just 5'7" tall, the shortest US President since William McKinley, who was elected in 1900.

Every President since Dwight Eisenhower (5'10½") has been six feet or over. (Well, to be strictly accurate, Richard Nixon was 5'11½" but who's measuring?)

Barack Obama is 6'1½".

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