19 US Presidents And Presidential Hopefuls Ranked By IQ Score

#14 Jimmy E. Carter – 153 IQ

1473045291943-screen-shot-2016-09-01-at-3-03-46-pm-1472756667878-mediumJames Earl “Jimmy” Carter is well-known for his intelligence. His IQ score of 153 backs this up. He attended the United States Naval Academy and served for several years before becoming President. After his term was up, he received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to advance human rights around the world. You will definitely see why this next ex-president made the list…

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#13 Theodore Roosevelt – 149 IQ

1473045293420-screen-shot-2016-09-01-at-2-56-07-pm-1472756186594At only forty-three years old, Theodore Roosevelt became President of the United States. Thankfully, he had a strong IQ score of 149 to help him lead the country! He also held degrees from prestigious schools such as Harvard University and Columbia University, putting him among a select group of people to have degrees from more than one Ivy League School.

#12 Barack H. Obama – 145 IQ

1473045293784-screen-shot-2016-09-01-at-2-49-00-pm-1472755954302-mediumOur most recent President, Barack Hussein Obama, has an IQ score of 145. He attended Harvard Law School, where his professors commented on his excellent academic talents, and he graduated in the top 15% of his class. He is also the first and only US President to have published a scholarly article while in the White House. If you thought that was impressive, wait until you see our next President…

#11 John Adams – 142.5 IQ

1473045294997-screen-shot-2016-09-01-at-2-44-41-pm-1472755505525Our second President, John Adams, had an impressively high IQ of 142.5! While in office, he negotiated a peace treaty to end the Revolutionary War and help maintain peaceful relations with France. He also attended Harvard University. All in all, he had quite the impressive resume! Yet another Harvard boy is on the next slide!

#10 Abraham Lincoln – 140 IQ

1473045295807-screen-shot-2016-09-01-at-2-40-43-pm-1472755261774-mediumAbraham Lincoln grew up on a farm and received very little formal schooling, but his IQ of 140 made him a genius! He is also the only President to have received a patent for an invention. His was a device that would allow steamboats to be freed after they had run aground. Another President with very little education is on Slide 12!