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Poll: Which US president had the greatest beard?

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Poll: Poll: Which US president had the greatest beard? (13 member(s) have cast votes)

Best beard?

  1. Abraham Lincoln (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Ulysses Grant (4 votes [30.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  3. Rutherford B Hayes (4 votes [30.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  4. James Garfield (2 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  5. Voted Chester A Arthur (3 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  6. Benjamin Harrison (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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Sorta curiously, extravagant beards are something that suddenly roared into popularity in the mid 1800s, and then within a generation, by 1900, as quickly as they had come about, they went back out of fashion. Thankfully, however, before they left us, we were graced by presidents with some truly awesome beards.

So which was the best?

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Abraham Lincoln:
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Ulysses Grant:
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Rutherford B Hayes:
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James Garfield
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Chester A Arthur:
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Benjamin Harrison:
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To me, it's neck and neck (no pun intended) between Hayes and Arthur. On one hand, Hayes' beard is the very image of mighty. But on the other hand... Arthur... those chops. DAMN.

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I'm partial to the Lincoln beard cuz I had it all through high school, since no hair would grow on my upper lip til I was 18-19. Arthur wins this hands down, but Hayes is a very close second. Garfield gets honorable mention.

We're long overdue for another president with facial hair.

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I agree. Unfortunately, we probably won't get one until massive beards become popular again. :(

In defense of Garfield, it died down a bit by the time he was president, but if we can consider pre-presidential beards, I offer up this picture of Garfield when he was a general in the Civil War:
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that's just excellent

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grant. arthur and garfield win the craziest beards, however, grant has the finest looking of them all.
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I wish I could grow a beard like Chester Arthur's!

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Facial hair is disgusting. I refuse to vote.

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women aren't allowed to vote anyway.

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real men have beards
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I would certainly grow a beard if i didnt have the facial hair of a small child. It makes me sad.

Hayes wins btw

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ALSO: This thread would be better if it was about gay men and their female shields.

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Hayes easily ... Dude looks like he should be in NC making moonshine.

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better grant pic

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Facial hair is disgusting. I refuse to vote.


wtf is wrong with you. why did I not know we disagreed on this very key philosophy??


The beardier the better. But Grant's just looks the classiest so he wins.

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Because when we live together, YOU will get all the hairy guys and I'll use the one who shave. GAWD AYEPRUKLL
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If they don't look like the wolfman I'm out
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better grant pic

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He looks like Robin Williams in that one.

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http://www.slate.com...ial-beards.html
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Haha! I like.

Both look crazy in most, but both look good in a few. Several have Mitt looking way insane. Obama looks like the Ayatollah in a couple.





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