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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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4,377 1,075
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Died at 65 (1929-1994)

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2
3,035 815
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Eleanor Roosevelt Died at 78 (1884-1962)

3
1,734 745
Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Martha Washington Died at 71 (1731-1802)

4
1,691 892
Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Betty Ford Died at 93 (1918-2011)

5
2,736 1,346
Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Nancy Reagan Died at 94 (1921-2016)

6
4,044 2,920
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

7
1,413 671
Dolley Madison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dolley Madison Died at 81 (1768-1849)

8
2,650 1,444
Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Laura Bush age 70

9
2,082 1,111
Barbara Bush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
bojanthebest added Barbara Bush age 91

10
1,252 595
Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Abigail Adams Died at 74 (1744-1818)

11
1,180 714
Mamie Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Mamie Eisenhower Died at 83 (1896-1979)

12
1,197 792
Lady Bird Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Lady Bird Johnson Died at 95 (1912-2007)

13
1,059 828
Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

14
875 605
Bess Truman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Bess Truman Died at 97 (1885-1982)

15
862 551
Edith Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Roosevelt Died at 87 (1861-1948)

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16
861 767
Pat Nixon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Pat Nixon Died at 81 (1912-1993)

17
1,654 2,528
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

18
737 488
Martha Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

19
919 702
Mary Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Mary Todd Lincoln Died at 64 (1818-1882)

20
549 504
Grace Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Grace Coolidge Died at 78 (1879-1957)

21
558 395
Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Louisa Adams Died at 77 (1775-1852)

22
485 458
Elizabeth Monroe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

23
461 443
Julia Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Julia Grant Died at 76 (1826-1902)

24
393 446
Lou Henry Hoover is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Lou Henry Hoover Died at 70 (1874-1944)

25
455 442
Rachel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Rachel Jackson Died at 61 (1767-1828)

26
379 342
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Wilson Died at 85 (1896-1981)

27
395 394
Sarah Childress Polk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Sarah Childress Polk Died at 88 (1803-1891)

28
362 410
Ellen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Ellen Wilson age 39

29
330 390
Hannah Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Hannah Van Buren Died at 36 (1783-1819)

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30
321 367
Helen Herron Taft is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Helen Herron Taft Died at 82 (1861-1943)

31
330 372
Lucy Hayes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

32
285 379
Anna Harrison is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Anna Harrison Died at 89 (1775-1864)

33
303 398
Abigail Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Abigail Fillmore Died at 55 (1798-1853)

34
310 367
Ida Saxton McKinley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Ida Saxton McKinley Died at 60 (1847-1907)

35
294 365
Julia Tyler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

36
144 138
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Wilson Died at 89 (1872-1961)

37
285 400
Florence Harding is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Florence Harding Died at 64 (1860-1924)

38
273 288
Frances Folsom Cleveland Prest... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
JJWozniak added Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston Died at 83 (1864-1947)

39
269 370
Caroline Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Caroline Harrison Died at 60 (1832-1892)

40
256 362
Jane Pierce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Jane Pierce Died at 57 (1806-1863)

41
248 362
Letitia Christian Tyler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Letitia Christian Tyler Died at 52 (1790-1842)

42
261 402
Margaret Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Margaret Taylor Died at 64 (1788-1852)

43
186 296
Eliza McCardle Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Eliza McCardle Johnson Died at 66 (1810-1876)