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The Most Loved American First Ladies

List RulesOnly 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!
  • 1
    7,953
    2,017
    Dec. at 78 (1884-1962)
  • 2
    9,492
    2,435

    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

    Dec. at 64 (1929-1994)
  • 3
    3,463
    1,539
    Dec. at 73 (1744-1818)
  • 4
    3,651
    1,802

    Rosalynn Carter

    Age: 94
  • 5
    4,439
    2,366
    Dec. at 93 (1918-2011)
  • 6
    3,549
    1,814

    Lady Bird Johnson

    Dec. at 94 (1912-2007)
  • 7
    2,490
    1,311
    Dec. at 87 (1861-1948)
  • 8
    5,413
    2,963
    bojanthebest addedDec. at 92 (1925-2018)
  • 9
    11,112
    6,499

    Michelle Obama

    Age: 57
  • 10
    6,308
    3,523

    Laura Bush

    Age: 75
  • 11
    4,322
    2,585

    Martha Washington

    Dec. at 70 (1731-1802)
  • 12
    3,593
    2,152
    Dec. at 81 (1768-1849)
  • 13
    6,035
    4,091

    Nancy Reagan

    Dec. at 94 (1921-2016)
  • 14
    2,749
    1,710

    Mamie Eisenhower

    Dec. at 82 (1896-1979)
  • 15
    2,680
    1,744

    Mary Todd Lincoln

    Dec. at 63 (1818-1882)
  • 16
    2,074
    1,431
    Dec. at 97 (1885-1982)
  • 17
    1,465
    1,144

    Louisa Adams

    Dec. at 77 (1775-1852)
  • 18
    1,082
    1,150
    Dec. at 89 (1872-1961)
  • 19
    1,215
    1,245
    Dec. at 62 (1768-1830)
  • 20
    1,080
    1,164

    Julia Grant

    Dec. at 76 (1826-1902)
  • 21
    1,721
    1,156

    Martha Jefferson

    Dec. at 33 (1748-1782)
  • 22
    802
    874
    JJWozniak added

    Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston

    Dec. at 83 (1864-1947)
  • 23
    911
    1,007

    Helen Herron Taft

    Dec. at 81 (1861-1943)
  • 24
    881
    979

    Margaret Taylor

    Dec. at 63 (1788-1852)
  • 25
    1,172
    1,312

    Grace Coolidge

    Dec. at 78 (1879-1957)