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Presidential Facial Hair Power Ranking

The moustache of western civilization.

Posted on April 18, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. ET

10. Chester Arthur's mutton chop hero.

9. James Garfield's groomed man-bear beard.

8. John Quincy Adams's deep, deep sideburns.

7. Franklin Pierce's Hipster shag.

6. The Martin Van Buren "1.21 Jiggawatts"

5. The stately Roosevelt downturn.

4. The Warren Harding blackened eyebrow.

3. Rutherford B. Hayes's Mountain Man Beard.


2. RUNNER UP: The Full Lincoln.


1. WINNER: The William Howard Taft moustache of excellence!

A presidential moustache of pure elegance.

Honorable Mention (since not technically facial hair): James Polk's silverback mullett.

Honorable Mention (since not technically facial hair): Andrew Johnson's bowl cut.