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List Rules Only former First Ladies of the United States. Vote based on their entire time serving the country.

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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1
8,430 2,123
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 65 (1929-1994)

2
6,436 1,748
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1884-1962)

3
3,812 1,908
Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 71 (1731-1802)

4
9,063 5,600
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

5
5,571 3,067
Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 94 (1921-2016)

6
3,681 2,133
Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 93 (1918-2011)

7
4,556 2,187
Barbara Bush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
bojanthebest added Dec. at 92 (1925-2018)

8
5,687 2,824
Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
age 71

9
3,134 1,594
Dolley Madison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1768-1849)

10
2,631 1,244
Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 74 (1744-1818)

11
2,416 1,439
Mamie Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 83 (1896-1979)

12
2,674 1,587
Lady Bird Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 95 (1912-2007)

13
2,630 1,599
Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

14
1,829 1,289
Bess Truman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 97 (1885-1982)

15
1,878 1,148
Edith Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 87 (1861-1948)

16
2,185 1,472
Mary Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1818-1882)

17
3,449 5,236
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

18
1,758 1,804
Pat Nixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1912-1993)

19
1,626 1,083
Martha Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

20
1,297 970
Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 77 (1775-1852)

21
1,085 1,072
Elizabeth Monroe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 62 (1768-1830)

22
950 980
Julia Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 76 (1826-1902)

23
1,074 1,106
Grace Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1879-1957)

24
867 993
Lou Henry Hoover is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 70 (1874-1944)

25
859 865
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 85 (1896-1981)

26
816 903
Sarah Childress Polk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 88 (1803-1891)

27
905 967
Rachel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 61 (1767-1828)

28
758 921
Ellen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
age 42

29
715 906
Hannah Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 36 (1783-1819)

30
721 868
Lucy Hayes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

31
649 843
Julia Gardiner Tyler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 69 (1820-1889)

32
531 593
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 89 (1872-1961)

33
702 854
Helen Herron Taft is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 82 (1861-1943)

34
668 798
Ida Saxton McKinley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 60 (1847-1907)

35
641 870
Abigail Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 55 (1798-1853)

36
599 858
Anna Harrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 89 (1775-1864)

37
602 850
Florence Harding is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1860-1924)

38
561 795
Letitia Christian Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 52 (1790-1842)

39
562 803
Caroline Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 60 (1832-1892)

40
539 790
Jane Pierce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 57 (1806-1863)

41
577 707
Frances Folsom Cleveland Prest... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
JJWozniak added Dec. at 83 (1864-1947)

42
533 842
Margaret Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1788-1852)

43
494 752
Eliza McCardle Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 66 (1810-1876)