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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
8,498 2,142
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 65 (1929-1994)

2
6,495 1,763
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1884-1962)

3
3,852 1,928
Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 71 (1731-1802)

4
9,143 5,653
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

5
5,627 3,086
Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 94 (1921-2016)

6
3,712 2,144
Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 93 (1918-2011)

7
4,623 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
5,750 2,833
Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
age 71

9
3,164 1,601
Dolley Madison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1768-1849)

10
2,657 1,251
Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 74 (1744-1818)

11
2,439 1,450
Mamie Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 83 (1896-1979)

12
2,700 1,597
Lady Bird Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 95 (1912-2007)

13
2,651 1,608
Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

14
1,842 1,301
Bess Truman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 97 (1885-1982)

15
1,891 1,159
Edith Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 87 (1861-1948)

16
2,206 1,485
Mary Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1818-1882)

17
3,474 5,290
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

18
1,772 1,817
Pat Nixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1912-1993)

19
1,637 1,093
Martha Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

20
1,309 978
Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 77 (1775-1852)

21
1,095 1,081
Elizabeth Monroe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 62 (1768-1830)

22
957 991
Julia Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 76 (1826-1902)

23
1,085 1,115
Grace Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1879-1957)

24
876 1,003
Lou Henry Hoover is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 70 (1874-1944)

25
868 874
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 85 (1896-1981)

26
823 912
Sarah Childress Polk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 88 (1803-1891)

27
913 977
Rachel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 61 (1767-1828)

28
764 931
Ellen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
age 42

29
722 915
Hannah Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 36 (1783-1819)

30
730 875
Lucy Hayes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

31
657 851
Julia Gardiner Tyler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 69 (1820-1889)

32
540 600
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 89 (1872-1961)

33
710 862
Helen Herron Taft is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 82 (1861-1943)

34
674 807
Ida Saxton McKinley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 60 (1847-1907)

35
645 879
Abigail Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 55 (1798-1853)

36
603 868
Anna Harrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 89 (1775-1864)

37
607 857
Florence Harding is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1860-1924)

38
565 804
Letitia Christian Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 52 (1790-1842)

39
569 810
Caroline Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 60 (1832-1892)

40
544 797
Jane Pierce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 57 (1806-1863)

41
583 715
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
539 849
Margaret Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1788-1852)

43
499 759
Eliza McCardle Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 66 (1810-1876)