The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time Politicians
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The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

List Criteria: Any U.S. politician who was elected president is fair game.

The Greatest United States Presidents in history, ranked from best to worst. Who's the greatest U.S. president? Anyone can vote on or make their own version of this collaborative list of the men who shaped American policy - a fascinating insight into all the US Presidents and how their presidencies were perceived. Who were the best presidents? We expect this list of the Chief Executives to change over time as history's perceptions also change.

And be sure to check out Ranker's ultimate list of the Worst-Ever US Presidents as well, for comparison's sake.
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  1. 1
    + 9978
    - 1415

    most listed Died at 67 (1732-1799)

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 12055
    - 1995

    the people's #1 Died at 56 (1809-1865)

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 7586
    - 1657

    Died at 83 (1743-1826)

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 6828
    - 2185

    Died at 61 (1858-1919)

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 7181
    - 3706

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Died at 63 (1882-1945)

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 10896
    - 3557

    Died at 46 (1917-1963)

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 5421
    - 2101

    Died at 79 (1890-1969)

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 9771
    - 3967

    Died at 93 (1911-2004)

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 3752
    - 1598

    Died at 85 (1751-1836)

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 4238
    - 2256

    Died at 88 (1884-1972)

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 3814
    - 1712

    Died at 91 (1735-1826)

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 8809
    - 5575
    ) open
  13. 13
    + 2783
    - 1574

    Died at 73 (1758-1831)

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 2999
    - 2538

    Died at 78 (1767-1845)

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 6595
    - 4559
    ) open
  16. 16
    + 2241
    - 2069

    Died at 81 (1767-1848)

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1904
    - 2292

    Died at 54 (1795-1849)

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 8906
    - 11227
    ) open
  19. 19
    + 2366
    - 3050

    Died at 68 (1856-1924)

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 2363
    - 2688

    Died at 63 (1822-1885)

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 2171
    - 4081

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Died at 65 (1908-1973)

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 4922
    - 5893
    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1698
    - 2212

    Died at 61 (1872-1933)

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1381
    - 2002

    Died at 71 (1837-1908)

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1859
    - 2665

    Died at 93 (1913-2006)

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1293
    - 1966

    Died at 58 (1843-1901)

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  27. 27
    + 1257
    - 2077

    Died at 73 (1857-1930)

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  28. 28
    + 2488
    - 4137

    Died at 81 (1913-1994)

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2125
    - 5437
    ) open
  30. 30
    + 901
    - 1995

    Died at 71 (1822-1893)

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 1037
    - 1800

    ranked low on reranks Died at 50 (1831-1881)

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  32. 32
    + 878
    - 2115

    Died at 80 (1782-1862)

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  33. 33
    + 871
    - 1918

    Died at 57 (1829-1886)

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  34. 34
    + 886
    - 1920

    Died at 66 (1784-1850)

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  35. 35
    + 804
    - 1865

    Died at 68 (1833-1901)

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 1089
    - 2501

    Died at 90 (1874-1964)

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 781
    - 1985

    Died at 72 (1790-1862)

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 769
    - 1956

    Died at 68 (1773-1841)

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 781
    - 2381

    Died at 58 (1865-1923)

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 625
    - 2208

    Died at 74 (1800-1874)

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 818
    - 2766

    Died at 67 (1808-1875)

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 616
    - 2234

    often listed Died at 65 (1804-1869)

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 695
    - 2801

    often listed Died at 77 (1791-1868)

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 272
    - 230
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    Woodrow Wilson

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