First Ladies

The Most Loved American First Ladies 

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Updated November 21, 2019 176.9k votes 23k voters 234.8k views 43 items

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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Jacqueline Kennedy Onass... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 65 (1929-1994) from USA
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Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1884-1962) from New York City
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Barbara Bush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
bojanthebest added Age 93 from New York City
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Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Age 72 from Texas
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Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 74 (1744-1818) from Weymouth
6
Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 71 (1731-1802) from Chestnut Grove
7
Dolley Madison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1768-1849) from Greensboro
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Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Age 97 from Flushing
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Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Age 55 from Chicago
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Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 93 (1918-2011) from USA
11
Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Age 91 from Plains
12
Lady Bird Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 95 (1912-2007) from Karnack
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Mamie Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 83 (1896-1979) from Boone
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Edith Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 87 (1861-1948) from Norwich
15
Mary Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1818-1882) from Lexington
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Bess Truman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 97 (1885-1982) from Independence
17
Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 77 (1775-1852) from London
18
Pat Nixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1912-1993) from Ely
19
Elizabeth Monroe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 62 (1768-1830) from New York City
20
Martha Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Martha Jefferson Dec. at 34 (1748-1782) from Charles City
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Grace Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1879-1957) from Burlington
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Julia Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 76 (1826-1902) from St. Louis
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Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 85 (1896-1981) from USA
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Sarah Childress Polk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 88 (1803-1891) from Murfreesboro
25
Rachel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies