Politics The Most Loved American First Ladies  

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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
8,471 2,136
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 65 (1929-1994)

2
6,467 1,760
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1884-1962)

3
3,834 1,925
Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 71 (1731-1802)

4
9,110 5,637
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

5
5,609 3,078
Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 94 (1921-2016)

6
3,701 2,140
Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 93 (1918-2011)

7
4,597 2,193
Barbara Bush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
bojanthebest added Dec. at 92 (1925-2018)

8
5,726 2,832
Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
age 71

9
3,148 1,598
Dolley Madison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1768-1849)

10
2,645 1,247
Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 74 (1744-1818)

11
2,427 1,445
Mamie Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 83 (1896-1979)

12
2,687 1,594
Lady Bird Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 95 (1912-2007)

13
2,640 1,605
Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

14
1,837 1,295
Bess Truman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 97 (1885-1982)

15
1,885 1,154
Edith Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 87 (1861-1948)

16
2,196 1,480
Mary Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1818-1882)

17
3,465 5,272
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

18
1,767 1,811
Pat Nixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1912-1993)

19
1,633 1,088
Martha Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

20
1,304 974
Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 77 (1775-1852)

21
1,091 1,076
Elizabeth Monroe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 62 (1768-1830)

22
955 984
Julia Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 76 (1826-1902)

23
1,081 1,110
Grace Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1879-1957)

24
873 997
Lou Henry Hoover is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 70 (1874-1944)

25
862 870
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 85 (1896-1981)

26
819 907
Sarah Childress Polk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 88 (1803-1891)

27
909 971
Rachel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 61 (1767-1828)

28
761 925
Ellen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
age 42

29
718 910
Hannah Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 36 (1783-1819)

30
725 871
Lucy Hayes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

31
652 847
Julia Gardiner Tyler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 69 (1820-1889)

32
535 597
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 89 (1872-1961)

33
707 857
Helen Herron Taft is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 82 (1861-1943)

34
673 801
Ida Saxton McKinley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 60 (1847-1907)

35
643 874
Abigail Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 55 (1798-1853)

36
602 862
Anna Harrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 89 (1775-1864)

37
605 853
Florence Harding is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1860-1924)

38
564 799
Letitia Christian Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 52 (1790-1842)

39
567 806
Caroline Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 60 (1832-1892)

40
542 793
Jane Pierce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 57 (1806-1863)

41
580 711
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
536 846
Margaret Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1788-1852)

43
496 756
Eliza McCardle Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 66 (1810-1876)