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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
8,483 2,138
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 65 (1929-1994)

2
6,477 1,763
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1884-1962)

3
3,840 1,926
Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 71 (1731-1802)

4
9,128 5,643
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

5
5,613 3,084
Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 94 (1921-2016)

6
3,704 2,142
Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 93 (1918-2011)

7
4,605 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
5,734 2,832
Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
age 71

9
3,153 1,599
Dolley Madison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1768-1849)

10
2,646 1,249
Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 74 (1744-1818)

11
2,428 1,449
Mamie Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 83 (1896-1979)

12
2,690 1,595
Lady Bird Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 95 (1912-2007)

13
2,643 1,607
Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

14
1,838 1,297
Bess Truman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 97 (1885-1982)

15
1,885 1,157
Edith Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 87 (1861-1948)

16
2,198 1,482
Mary Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1818-1882)

17
3,468 5,277
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

18
1,768 1,812
Pat Nixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1912-1993)

19
1,633 1,090
Martha Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

20
1,305 975
Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 77 (1775-1852)

21
1,091 1,078
Elizabeth Monroe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 62 (1768-1830)

22
955 986
Julia Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 76 (1826-1902)

23
1,081 1,112
Grace Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1879-1957)

24
873 999
Lou Henry Hoover is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 70 (1874-1944)

25
862 872
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 85 (1896-1981)

26
819 909
Sarah Childress Polk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 88 (1803-1891)

27
909 973
Rachel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 61 (1767-1828)

28
761 927
Ellen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
age 42

29
718 912
Hannah Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 36 (1783-1819)

30
725 873
Lucy Hayes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

31
652 849
Julia Gardiner Tyler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 69 (1820-1889)

32
535 598
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 89 (1872-1961)

33
707 858
Helen Herron Taft is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 82 (1861-1943)

34
673 802
Ida Saxton McKinley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 60 (1847-1907)

35
643 875
Abigail Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 55 (1798-1853)

36
602 863
Anna Harrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 89 (1775-1864)

37
605 854
Florence Harding is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1860-1924)

38
564 800
Letitia Christian Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 52 (1790-1842)

39
567 807
Caroline Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 60 (1832-1892)

40
543 793
Jane Pierce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 57 (1806-1863)

41
580 712
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
536 847
Margaret Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1788-1852)

43
496 757
Eliza McCardle Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 66 (1810-1876)