Why US Presidents Are Clean Shaven
If you ever used a straight razor then you know that it’s not the easiest or even the fastest process. So with that as the only option of shaving back in the day, that may explain why some presidents chose to sport beards instead. However, the invention of the safety razor in 1901 made shaving much more convenient for men to perform on their own. Coincidentally, the last president to wear facial hair was William H. Taft in 1913, only 12 years after the safety razor was born.