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Presidential Facial Hair: The Good, The Bad And The Grizzly (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 07/27/2009 5:12 am   Updated: 05/25/2011 1:30 pm

The President of the United States has to put his best face forward...and sometimes it's covered in hair. President Obama claims he can't grow a beard, but in the nineteenth century, facial hair flourished on executives from Martin Van Buren to William Howard Taft in the forms of sideburns, mustaches and beards. Which whiskers do you think are well-groomed? And who needs a good shave?

Martin Van Buren
 
The President of the United States has to put his best face forward...and sometimes it's covered in hair. President Obama claims he can't grow a beard, but in the nineteenth century, facial hair flourished on executives from Martin Van Buren (at left) to William Howard Taft in the forms of sideburns, mustaches and beards.





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