As of 2014, Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president of the United States, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall. James Madison was the shortest president at 5 feet 4 inches tall. The average height for a U.S. president is 5 feet 11 inches.
Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Kentucky. He was married to Mary Todd, and they had four sons, only one of whom reached adulthood. A lawyer and Illinois legislator, Lincoln was elected to his first term as president in 1860 and served from 1861 to 1865, during the U.S. Civil War. On April 14, 1865, he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.