5 Shortest Politicians of the World

Posted by on Monday, February 15, 2010

Benito Juarez (4 ft 6″)

Benito-Juarez

World’s shortest politician was the former Mexican President Benito Juarez. His parents died when he was 3 year old. Benito had to live a hard life; he worked and studied at the same time. Gained law degree in 1843 and became a lawyer. His success continued, he was appointed as a judge in 1841 and governor of the state of Oaxaca from 1847. He served five terms as Mexican president from January 19, 1858 – July 18, 1872 for 14 long years.

Robert Reich (4 ft 5.11″)

Robert-Reich

He was born in 1946; earn Economic degree from Oxford University. Robert Reich is a professor, a journalist and also working as member of the President-elect’s economic transition advisory board. He also host shows on different US television networks. His short height was never a obstacle in his success, The Wall Street Journal placed him among America’s Top Ten Business Thinkers. He wrote 13 books

Daniel Deniehy (5 ft)

Daniel-Deniehy

Third shortest politician was born in Sydney, Australia. He studied in Sydney and went to England to finish his studies. Daniel perused his law practice in different cities from 1854 to 1865 meanwhile he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1857. He died in young age due to extreme use of alcohol.

Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (5 ft 1″)

Victor-Emmanuel-III

5th shortest politician was born on 11 November 1869 in Naples, Italy. On 29 July 1900, at the age of 30, Vittorio Emanuele ascended the throne upon his father’s assassination and became Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy. He also crown himself The King of Albania (when Albania was invaded by Italian forces in 1939) and Emperor of Ethopia (from 1936 – 1941). The little king died in Egyptian city of Alexandria

James Madison (5 ft 4″)

James-Madison

James Madison was born in Port Conway, Virginia on 16 March, 1751. He served as fourth US president from 1809–1817. Likewise Benito Juarez, Madison also studied law but he never gained admission to the bar. James Madison has great services for his country. He was among founding father then later focus on writing the US Condition. Twice he represented Virginia in U.S. House of Representatives (from 4, 1789 – March 3, 1793 and March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1797); he also served in US Congress

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