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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    most listed Died at 67 (1732-1799)

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  2. 2
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    the people's #1 Died at 56 (1809-1865)

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  3. 3
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    Died at 83 (1743-1826)

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    Died at 61 (1858-1919)

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  5. 5
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Died at 63 (1882-1945)

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  6. 6
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    Died at 46 (1917-1963)

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  7. 7
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    Died at 79 (1890-1969)

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  8. 8
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    Died at 93 (1911-2004)

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    Died at 85 (1751-1836)

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    Died at 88 (1884-1972)

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    Died at 91 (1735-1826)

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    Died at 73 (1758-1831)

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    Died at 78 (1767-1845)

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    Died at 81 (1767-1848)

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  17. 17
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    Died at 54 (1795-1849)

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    Died at 68 (1856-1924)

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    Died at 63 (1822-1885)

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  21. 21
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Died at 65 (1908-1973)

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    Died at 61 (1872-1933)

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    Died at 71 (1837-1908)

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    Died at 93 (1913-2006)

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    Died at 58 (1843-1901)

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    Died at 73 (1857-1930)

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    Died at 81 (1913-1994)

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  30. 30
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    Died at 71 (1822-1893)

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  31. 31
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    ranked low on reranks Died at 50 (1831-1881)

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    Died at 80 (1782-1862)

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    Died at 57 (1829-1886)

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  34. 34
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    Died at 66 (1784-1850)

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  35. 35
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    - 1940

    Died at 68 (1833-1901)

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  36. 36
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    Died at 90 (1874-1964)

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  37. 37
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    Died at 72 (1790-1862)

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  38. 38
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    Died at 68 (1773-1841)

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  39. 39
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    Died at 58 (1865-1923)

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    Died at 74 (1800-1874)

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  41. 41
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    Died at 67 (1808-1875)

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  42. 42
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    often listed Died at 65 (1804-1869)

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  43. 43
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    - 2922

    often listed Died at 77 (1791-1868)

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  44. 44
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    - 329

    Woodrow Wilson

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