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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!

1
8,035 1,998
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
6,078 1,658
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Eleanor Roosevelt Died at 78 (1884-1962)

3
3,603 1,779
Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Martha Washington Died at 71 (1731-1802)

4
3,489 2,043
Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Betty Ford Died at 93 (1918-2011)

5
8,557 5,307
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

6
5,283 2,911
Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Nancy Reagan Died at 94 (1921-2016)

7
5,390 2,701
Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Laura Bush age 71

8
2,987 1,536
Dolley Madison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dolley Madison Died at 81 (1768-1849)

9
4,233 2,099
Barbara Bush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
bojanthebest added Barbara Bush age 92

10
2,492 1,193
Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Abigail Adams Died at 74 (1744-1818)

11
2,289 1,372
Mamie Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Mamie Eisenhower Died at 83 (1896-1979)

12
2,521 1,511
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
2,478 1,520
Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

14
1,752 1,210
Bess Truman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Bess Truman Died at 97 (1885-1982)

The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

15
1,794 1,085
Edith Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Roosevelt Died at 87 (1861-1948)

16
2,086 1,381
Mary Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Mary Todd Lincoln Died at 64 (1818-1882)

17
3,254 4,952
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

18
1,672 1,714
Pat Nixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Pat Nixon Died at 81 (1912-1993)

19
1,563 1,019
Martha Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

20
1,236 917
Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Louisa Adams Died at 77 (1775-1852)

21
1,045 1,020
Elizabeth Monroe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Elizabeth Monroe Died at 62 (1768-1830)

The Most Beautiful Women of All Time

22
914 924
Julia Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Julia Grant Died at 76 (1826-1902)

23
1,031 1,054
Grace Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Grace Coolidge Died at 78 (1879-1957)

24
841 937
Lou Henry Hoover is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Lou Henry Hoover Died at 70 (1874-1944)

25
825 811
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Wilson Died at 85 (1896-1981)

26
789 858
Sarah Childress Polk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Sarah Childress Polk Died at 88 (1803-1891)

27
882 920
Rachel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Rachel Jackson Died at 61 (1767-1828)

28
736 869
Ellen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Ellen Wilson age 42

The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

29
697 860
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
696 822
Lucy Hayes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

31
627 803
Julia Gardiner Tyler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Julia Gardiner Tyler Died at 69 (1820-1889)

32
501 552
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Wilson Died at 89 (1872-1961)

33
676 816
Helen Herron Taft is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Helen Herron Taft Died at 82 (1861-1943)

34
646 758
Ida Saxton McKinley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Ida Saxton McKinley Died at 60 (1847-1907)

35
621 829
Abigail Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Abigail Fillmore Died at 55 (1798-1853)

36
580 817
Anna Harrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Anna Harrison Died at 89 (1775-1864)

37
582 807
Florence Harding is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Florence Harding Died at 64 (1860-1924)

38
544 753
Letitia Christian Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Letitia Christian Tyler Died at 52 (1790-1842)

39
547 762
Caroline Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Caroline Harrison Died at 60 (1832-1892)

40
518 754
Jane Pierce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Jane Pierce Died at 57 (1806-1863)

41
552 669
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
519 798
Margaret Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Margaret Taylor Died at 64 (1788-1852)

43
476 708
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)