List Criteria: Vote for the women who most overshadowed their politician husbands
Women who have overshadowed their politician husbands include some of the greatest women in political history as well as some of the most influential people in US history. These politically savvy females rank as some of the best known women in US history, not just because they were married to a famous politician, but because they carved a name for themselves in Washington, D.C., throughout the US, and the world.
The untimely death of Elizabeth Edwards was a reminder that female leaders, politicians, first ladies, and political wives in general lost a great friend and a true beacon of success and charisma in the world of female politicians. Her place on this list of the greats is a testament to the resilience of women and their unique ability to triumph in the face of adversity the way Edwards did.
What political wives are just as famous or even more famous than their husbands? Here are some of the greatest political wives in the history of politics who show us all just how much of an impact a powerful spouse can make. Take a moment to vote for the women in politics and the public eye who were more effective and successful than their famous political husbands.