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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
5,805 1,414
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Died at 65 (1929-1994)

2
4,231 1,103
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Eleanor Roosevelt Died at 78 (1884-1962)

3
6,066 3,704
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

4
2,308 1,395
Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Betty Ford Died at 93 (1918-2011)

5
2,395 1,197
Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Martha Washington Died at 71 (1731-1802)

6
3,571 2,091
Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Nancy Reagan Died at 94 (1921-2016)

7
3,597 2,014
Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Laura Bush age 70

8
1,950 1,039
Dolley Madison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dolley Madison Died at 81 (1768-1849)

9
1,672 829
Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Abigail Adams Died at 74 (1744-1818)

10
2,646 1,629
Barbara Bush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
bojanthebest added Barbara Bush age 91

11
1,546 979
Mamie Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Mamie Eisenhower Died at 83 (1896-1979)

12
1,633 1,097
Lady Bird Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Lady Bird Johnson Died at 95 (1912-2007)

13
1,573 1,074
Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

14
1,175 856
Bess Truman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Bess Truman Died at 97 (1885-1982)

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15
1,184 764
Edith Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Roosevelt Died at 87 (1861-1948)

16
2,340 3,408
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

17
1,103 1,153
Pat Nixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Pat Nixon Died at 81 (1912-1993)

18
1,337 954
Mary Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Mary Todd Lincoln Died at 64 (1818-1882)

19
1,005 709
Martha Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

20
641 659
Elizabeth Monroe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Elizabeth Monroe Died at 62 (1768-1830)

21
700 755
Grace Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Grace Coolidge Died at 78 (1879-1957)

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22
760 592
Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Louisa Adams Died at 77 (1775-1852)

23
509 646
Lou Henry Hoover is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Lou Henry Hoover Died at 70 (1874-1944)

24
576 640
Julia Grant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Julia Grant Died at 76 (1826-1902)

25
569 637
Rachel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Rachel Jackson Died at 61 (1767-1828)

26
497 520
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Wilson Died at 85 (1896-1981)

27
508 570
Sarah Childress Polk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Sarah Childress Polk Died at 88 (1803-1891)

28
464 591
Ellen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Ellen Wilson age 39

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29
429 578
Hannah Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Hannah Van Buren Died at 36 (1783-1819)

30
415 550
Helen Herron Taft is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Helen Herron Taft Died at 82 (1861-1943)

31
421 545
Lucy Hayes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

32
362 556
Anna Harrison is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Anna Harrison Died at 89 (1775-1864)

33
376 520
Julia Gardiner Tyler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Julia Gardiner Tyler Died at 69 (1820-1889)

34
377 563
Abigail Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Abigail Fillmore Died at 55 (1798-1853)

35
393 529
Ida Saxton McKinley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Ida Saxton McKinley Died at 60 (1847-1907)

36
358 553
Florence Harding is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Florence Harding Died at 64 (1860-1924)

37
234 280
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Wilson Died at 89 (1872-1961)

38
333 521
Caroline Harrison is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Caroline Harrison Died at 60 (1832-1892)

39
318 511
Letitia Christian Tyler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Letitia Christian Tyler Died at 52 (1790-1842)

40
321 510
Jane Pierce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Jane Pierce Died at 57 (1806-1863)

41
346 435
Frances Folsom Cleveland Prest... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
JJWozniak added Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston Died at 83 (1864-1947)

42
333 546
Margaret Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Margaret Taylor Died at 64 (1788-1852)

43
258 449
Eliza McCardle Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Eliza McCardle Johnson Died at 66 (1810-1876)