First Ladies 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!
list ordered by
1
9,241 2,374
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 65 (1929-1994)
2
7,205 1,966
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1884-1962)
3
4,270 2,188
Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 71 (1731-1802)
4
6,162 3,486
Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 94 (1921-2016)
5
10,112 6,294
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
6
4,075 2,348
Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 93 (1918-2011)
7
6,316 3,064
Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
age 72
8
5,218 2,392
Barbara Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
bojanthebest added Dec. at 92 (1925-2018)
9
3,470 1,722
Dolley Madison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1768-1849)
10
2,923 1,378
Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 74 (1744-1818)
11
2,988 1,763
Lady Bird Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 95 (1912-2007)
12
2,682 1,592
Mamie Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 83 (1896-1979)
13
2,947 1,756
Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
14
2,013 1,415
Bess Truman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 97 (1885-1982)
15
2,064 1,276
Edith Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 87 (1861-1948)
16
2,422 1,665
Mary Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1818-1882)
17
1,917 2,014
Pat Nixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1912-1993)
18
3,789 5,924
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
19
1,783 1,191
Martha Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
20
1,425 1,080
Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 77 (1775-1852)
21
1,181 1,180
Elizabeth Monroe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 62 (1768-1830)
22
1,047 1,090
Julia Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 76 (1826-1902)
23
1,175 1,212
Grace Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1879-1957)
24
947 1,105
Lou Henry Hoover is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 70 (1874-1944)
25
889 1,010
Sarah Childress Polk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 88 (1803-1891)