Politics 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!
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1
8,317 2,082
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 65 (1929-1994)

2
6,344 1,714
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1884-1962)

3
3,757 1,871
Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 71 (1731-1802)

4
8,912 5,517
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

5
5,489 3,027
Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Died at 94 (1921-2016)

6
3,630 2,114
Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 93 (1918-2011)

7
5,592 2,801
Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
age 71

8
4,454 2,167
Barbara Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
bojanthebest added Died at 92 (1925-2018)

9
3,099 1,583
Dolley Madison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1768-1849)

10
2,593 1,230
Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 74 (1744-1818)

11
2,389 1,417
Mamie Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 83 (1896-1979)

12
2,640 1,565
Lady Bird Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 95 (1912-2007)

13
2,594 1,572
Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

14
1,816 1,266
Bess Truman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 97 (1885-1982)

15
1,862 1,128
Edith Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 87 (1861-1948)

16
2,159 1,448
Mary Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1818-1882)

17
3,399 5,160
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

18
1,729 1,782
Pat Nixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 81 (1912-1993)

19
1,606 1,071
Martha Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

20
1,279 958
Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 77 (1775-1852)

21
1,071 1,061
Elizabeth Monroe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 62 (1768-1830)

22
936 970
Julia Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 76 (1826-1902)

23
1,062 1,094
Grace Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 78 (1879-1957)

24
858 980
Lou Henry Hoover is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 70 (1874-1944)

25
849 849
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 85 (1896-1981)

26
804 895
Sarah Childress Polk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 88 (1803-1891)

27
893 959
Rachel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 61 (1767-1828)

28
749 909
Ellen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
age 42

29
706 897
Hannah Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 36 (1783-1819)

30
712 858
Lucy Hayes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

31
639 835
Julia Gardiner Tyler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 69 (1820-1889)

32
522 582
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 89 (1872-1961)

33
692 845
Helen Herron Taft is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 82 (1861-1943)

34
660 789
Ida Saxton McKinley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 60 (1847-1907)

35
632 861
Abigail Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 55 (1798-1853)

36
590 849
Anna Harrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 89 (1775-1864)

37
593 841
Florence Harding is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1860-1924)

38
553 786
Letitia Christian Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 52 (1790-1842)

39
555 794
Caroline Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 60 (1832-1892)

40
530 783
Jane Pierce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 57 (1806-1863)

41
567 700
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
528 832
Margaret Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 64 (1788-1852)

43
488 742
Eliza McCardle Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dec. at 66 (1810-1876)