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20 Smartest U.S. Presidents

There are many qualities a great U.S. President embodies – charisma, leadership, vision, compassion, and of course intelligence. One would think that the greatest Presidents are also the most intelligent, and in some cases that’s true. However, you’ll see after reading our list of the 20 Most Intelligent Presidents, that being smart doesn’t always translate to success as President and that some of our greatest Presidents were not necessarily the smartest.

Here are the top 20 smartest U.S. Presidents:

20) George H.W. Bush – 41st President of The United States

Remembered For – 1st Gulf War – Successfully formed international coalition to drive Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Army out of Kuwait.
Years In Office – 1989-1993
Political Party – Republican
Education – Yale University
IQ – 130

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