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The most loved First Ladies in the history of the US are also some of the most respected and most powerful women in the world. They may have first become known for being married to the President of the United States, but many of these most respected First Ladies of the US carved out their own place in American society and gained the respect of the American public through their political and charitable efforts to the point where many of them became First Ladies who overshadowed their husbands.

Who was the best First Lady? Some of these famous First Ladies are known for their involvement in their husband's presidency (Hillary Rodham Clinton), others are popular for their humanitarian efforts (Eleanor Roosevelt), and some for their commitment to American citizens (Michelle Obama). Regardless of why, these First Ladies of the US are all near and dear to the hearts of American citizens (sometimes more than their President husbands) and have ranked among some of the most well-known citizens in the US.

Who is the most loved First Lady in the US? Who are the top First Ladies in the history of the US? What qualities does the most loved First Lady possess? These are some of the questions this list of the most loved First Ladies hopes to answer. Make sure to vote up the best First Ladies so they can make it to the #1 spot on this list of the most loved first ladies in US history. These women are the most influential First Ladies in American history and deserve your consideration!
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4,044 980
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Died at 65 (1929-1994)

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2
2,773 747
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Eleanor Roosevelt Died at 78 (1884-1962)

3
1,558 790
Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Betty Ford Died at 93 (1918-2011)

4
1,589 659
Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Martha Washington Died at 71 (1731-1802)

5
2,514 1,218
Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Nancy Reagan Died at 94 (1921-2016)

6
1,296 594
Dolley Madison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dolley Madison Died at 81 (1768-1849)

7
2,420 1,328
Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Laura Bush age 70

8
3,508 2,627
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

9
1,938 1,033
Barbara Bush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
bojanthebest added Barbara Bush age 91

10
1,156 547
Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Abigail Adams Died at 74 (1744-1818)

11
1,089 664
Mamie Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Mamie Eisenhower Died at 83 (1896-1979)

12
1,108 734
Lady Bird Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Lady Bird Johnson Died at 95 (1912-2007)

13
981 770
Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

14
830 544
Bess Truman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Bess Truman Died at 97 (1885-1982)

15
811 700
Pat Nixon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Pat Nixon Died at 81 (1912-1993)

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808 508
Edith Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Roosevelt Died at 87 (1861-1948)

17
1,511 2,319
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

18
681 452
Martha Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

19
827 656
Mary Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Mary Todd Lincoln Died at 64 (1818-1882)

20
512 460
Grace Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Grace Coolidge Died at 78 (1879-1957)

21
449 411
Elizabeth Monroe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

22
521 367
Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Louisa Adams Died at 77 (1775-1852)

23
433 409
Julia Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Julia Grant Died at 76 (1826-1902)

24
430 405
Rachel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Rachel Jackson Died at 61 (1767-1828)

25
364 413
Lou Henry Hoover is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Lou Henry Hoover Died at 70 (1874-1944)

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350 307
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Wilson Died at 85 (1896-1981)

27
368 364
Sarah Childress Polk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Sarah Childress Polk Died at 88 (1803-1891)

28
337 378
Ellen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Ellen Wilson age 39

29
305 360
Hannah Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Hannah Van Buren Died at 36 (1783-1819)

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300 334
Helen Herron Taft is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Helen Herron Taft Died at 82 (1861-1943)

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308 340
Lucy Hayes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

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265 348
Anna Harrison is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Anna Harrison Died at 89 (1775-1864)

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283 367
Abigail Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Abigail Fillmore Died at 55 (1798-1853)

34
272 366
Florence Harding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Florence Harding Died at 64 (1860-1924)

35
287 336
Ida Saxton McKinley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Ida Saxton McKinley Died at 60 (1847-1907)

36
275 335
Julia Tyler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

37
250 342
Caroline Harrison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Caroline Harrison Died at 60 (1832-1892)

38
233 334
Letitia Christian Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Letitia Christian Tyler Died at 52 (1790-1842)

39
242 332
Jane Pierce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Jane Pierce Died at 57 (1806-1863)

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248 371
Margaret Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Margaret Taylor Died at 64 (1788-1852)

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170 268
Eliza McCardle Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Eliza McCardle Johnson Died at 66 (1810-1876)

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122 110
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Wilson Died at 89 (1872-1961)

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255 258
Frances Folsom Cleveland Prest... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
JJWozniak added Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston Died at 83 (1864-1947)