George W. Bush – IQ 124
The media loved making fun of George W. Bush during his time in the White House. Like many politicians, his goofy sense of humor and verbal slip-ups didn’t help his reputation. However, President Bush is not the most unintelligent goofball that some Americans believe him to be. In fact, his IQ is well above the standard for a college graduate.
Gerald Ford – IQ 127
Before Gerald Ford made his way into the White House, he was hitting the books and tackling on the football field. He attended South High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he was in the honor society and became an All-State football player.
Herbert Hoover – IQ 129.77
The 31st POTUS had a tough time during his term, as many of his ambitious programs fell short of their potential during the Great Depression. Perhaps if he was smarter then he could have overcome his struggles.
Ronald Reagan – IQ 130
Ronald Reagan is a Republican favorite who served in office from 1981-1989. But before entering the White House, this highly intelligent politician was working the camera as an actor in Hollywood. He left the silver screen to become one of the most memorable presidents in history.
George H.W. Bush – IQ 130.1
Though one of the least intelligent presidents in history, George Bush Senior launched successful military operations against Panama and Iraq. His popularity, however, was damaged by the economic recession at the time.
William McKinley – IQ 130.2
William McKinley actually dropped out of Allegheny College, but later on earned a law degree from Albany Law School. Unfortunately, President McKinley was assassinated just six months into his second term.
James K. Polk – IQ 130.2
James K. Polk is often referred to as the “least known consequential president.” In just one term, President Polk presided over the Mexican War and dramatically expanded the size of the country. He also managed to overhaul the nation’s finance system.
Grover Cleveland – IQ 130.9
Even though Grover Cleveland couldn’t afford a college education, that didn’t stop him from living a successful life. He became a lawyer and went on to become a president known for his honesty and work ethic.
Richard Nixon – IQ 131
Richard Nixon is best known for his involvement in the Watergate Scandal. But before he was defending himself in front of the House Of Representatives, Nixon was receiving an impressive law degree from Duke University. He eventually used his skills in the court when he was impeached for obstruction of justice.
Dwight D. Eisenhower – IQ 131.9
President Eisenhower watched dozens of battles unfold in the United States during the Civil Rights Movement. He helped desegregate public schools and signed legislation to protect African-Americans’ right to vote. However, before he battled in the Civil Rights Movement, Eisenhower saw much violence in the Army. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II.