Big Man

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Big Man

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Big Man

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John Rogan was an American man who was the tallest person ever recorded until passed by Robert Wadlow.

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Rogan, the son of William Rogan, a former slave, was born in Hendersonville, Tennessee, on February 16, 1868.

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He was the fourth of twelve children. He began to grow very rapidly at the age of 13, leading to ankylosis.

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The disease hindered, and by 1882, he could not stand or walk. By 1899, he had grown to a height of 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m) and often appeared in newspapers, referred to as the "negro giant".

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He got around by using a goat cart like a wheelchair that was pulled by goats, and he was always the center of attention, often noted for his deep voice and playful attitude.

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He made a living by selling portraits and postcards at a train station and, as noted in an 1897 article in the Kansas City Journal, had a number of his drawings published.

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Despite his success in this regard, he declined all offers to join the carnival and side shows.

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Rogan's hands measured 11.5 in (29 cm) in length and his feet measured 13.7 in (35 cm) in length.

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He grew to 2.67 m (8.8 ft) tall but weighed only 205 pounds.

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Rogan is the tallest person of African descent, and to this day, remains the second-tallest person on record, surpassed only by Robert Wadlow.

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(M) 24x36 in
(L) 30x40 in
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