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!

1
8,187 2,037
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)

2
6,220 1,683
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Eleanor Roosevelt Died at 78 (1884-1962)

3
3,685 1,826
Martha Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Martha Washington Died at 71 (1731-1802)

4
3,559 2,093
Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Betty Ford Died at 93 (1918-2011)

5
8,725 5,412
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

6
5,391 2,980
Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Nancy Reagan Died at 94 (1921-2016)

7
5,501 2,763
Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Laura Bush age 71

8
4,351 2,137
Barbara Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
bojanthebest added Barbara Bush Died at 92 (1925-2018)

9
3,049 1,566
Dolley Madison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Dolley Madison Died at 81 (1768-1849)

10
2,547 1,213
Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Abigail Adams Died at 74 (1744-1818)

11
2,344 1,401
Mamie Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Mamie Eisenhower Died at 83 (1896-1979)

12
2,590 1,539
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
2,537 1,548
Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

14
1,791 1,238
Bess Truman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Bess Truman Died at 97 (1885-1982)

15
1,827 1,111
Edith Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Roosevelt Died at 87 (1861-1948)

16
2,117 1,419
Mary Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Mary Todd Lincoln Died at 64 (1818-1882)

17
3,330 5,062
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

18
1,700 1,750
Pat Nixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Pat Nixon Died at 81 (1912-1993)

19
1,588 1,041
Martha Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

20
1,258 933
Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Louisa Adams Died at 77 (1775-1852)

21
1,058 1,038
Elizabeth Monroe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Elizabeth Monroe Died at 62 (1768-1830)

22
924 947
Julia Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Julia Grant Died at 76 (1826-1902)

23
1,046 1,076
Grace Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Grace Coolidge Died at 78 (1879-1957)

24
850 959
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
838 827
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Wilson Died at 85 (1896-1981)

26
797 874
Sarah Childress Polk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Sarah Childress Polk Died at 88 (1803-1891)

27
889 935
Rachel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Rachel Jackson Died at 61 (1767-1828)

28
743 886
Ellen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Ellen Wilson age 42

29
701 877
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)

30
706 837
Lucy Hayes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies

31
632 819
Julia Gardiner Tyler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Julia Gardiner Tyler Died at 69 (1820-1889)

32
512 565
Edith Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Edith Wilson Died at 89 (1872-1961)

33
681 832
Helen Herron Taft is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Helen Herron Taft Died at 82 (1861-1943)

34
652 773
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
625 844
Abigail Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Abigail Fillmore Died at 55 (1798-1853)

36
585 831
Anna Harrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Anna Harrison Died at 89 (1775-1864)

37
588 822
Florence Harding is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Florence Harding Died at 64 (1860-1924)

38
548 767
Letitia Christian Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Letitia Christian Tyler Died at 52 (1790-1842)

39
551 777
Caroline Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Caroline Harrison Died at 60 (1832-1892)

40
524 767
Jane Pierce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Jane Pierce Died at 57 (1806-1863)

41
561 682
Frances Folsom Cleveland Prest... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
JJWozniak added Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston Died at 83 (1864-1947)

42
524 813
Margaret Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Loved American First Ladies
Margaret Taylor Died at 64 (1788-1852)

43
482 721
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)