Top 10 Most Forgettable Presidents of the United States

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The top presidents who weren't remembered for much just that the fact that they were president.

The Top Ten

1 William Henry Harrison William Henry Harrison William Henry Harrison was an American statesman who served as the 9th President of the United States from March 4, 1841 until his death on April 4, 1841. The cause of death of William Henry Harrison was pneumonia, after a cold and wet inauguration.

He died 30 days after being President. - egnomac

Remembered for being the president for only 1 month. - B1ueNew

Died after a month in office. Trivia time: this was because he went out to his inauguration on a cold, rainy day without an overcoat or hat because he'd been called old one too many times on the campaign trail. Also was President way back in 1841, another reason he's forgotten.

Well, your first point was good, but the final doesn't explain the first 4 presidents. - sandycheeks

I remember him for dying

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2 Rutherford B. Hayes Rutherford B. Hayes Rutherford Birchard Hayes was the 19th President of the United States from 1877 to 1881, an American congressman, and governor of Ohio. Hayes was a lawyer and staunch abolitionist who defended runaway slaves in court proceedings.

What's there to remember about him? At least we all know W. Harrison as a war hero general and the guy who died a month after serving in office.

I actually like Hayes. What's forgettable about him? Any answers? I'll be checking so write something.

He did nothing too great (I'm sure he passed a few laws but no one cares about him to be honest)

I actually like Hays. What's forgettable about him? Any answers? I'll be checking so right an answer.

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3 Millard Fillmore

I always forget who he is!

I put this guy on a list of guys that can kick out of the tombstone piledriver.

Hear that? That's the sound of everyone reading this list googling these presidents.

Dude you mean what a Millard Fillmore is

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4 James A. Garfield James A. Garfield James Abram Garfield was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year.

I want to vote for a lot of Presidents listed here (particularly the ones in between Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln, but the only thing I can really remember about him is that his last name is the name of a comic strip character. Very sad.

It was 6 months not 2 years.

He was assassinated halfway though his first year. - TeamRocket747

He was assassinated 6 months into his presidency. So, he’s kinda forgettable - KingSlayer93316

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5 Warren G. Harding Warren G. Harding Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1921 until his death in 1923.

I will always remember him as the guy who had a heart attack - TeamRocket747

He even said forget I am president I will play golf with my friends and bet the heck out of them

I mean beat not bet

Come on. NO ONE REMEMBERS HIM

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6 Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren was an American statesman who served as the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841.

The person that said I'm related to him was me before I was a top tener - Oliversky

I'm related to him

His name though... - B1ueNew

I gotta disagree. With a name like Van Buren... - higgsboson2142

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7 Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States; he was the grandson of the ninth President, William Henry Harrison.

I just think of Hayes and him as the two grey bearded ones - Alkadikce

Silly Goose that was Henry Harrison

Uh, that was Henry Harrison.

I remember him as the grandson of the president that got the shortest term - TeamRocket747

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8 Chester A Arthur

Chester is the most forgotten, along with Millard Fillmore. However, if we're talking "forgettable, it would have to be someone like Martin Van Buren because he came right after Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor because he was very un-presidential (if that makes any sense, and thus would not be thought of as one), William McKinley because he is out-shined by Teddy, or Calvin Coolidge because his presidency took government out of people's lives (so history wouldn't mention him as much). Non of the presidents are or have to be bad, it's just that there are various reasons for each of them being seemingly forgettable. - Mangocave

Always forget him. - TeamRocket747

I always forget this one.

Who was this dude

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9 Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general.

What happens when you act like Kim Jong-un. - TeamRocket747

He is one of the best. And my fourth to favorite

This guy died after a little over a year in office, ate too many cherries and drank to much milk

He died of cherries and milk on 7/9/1850

10 Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was an American politician and the 30th President of the United States. A Republican lawyer from New England, born in Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor.

He reminds me of an elf...

Bathes with his mothers dog

Kind of underrated too. Good businessman.

I remember him as Harding's vice. - TeamRocket747

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The Contenders

11 Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation.

I think he's only this far down because everyone forgot about him here too

I always think about Pierced Ears, that's how I remember him - TeamRocket747

He didn't really do anything

who dis

12 William McKinley William McKinley William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897 until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term.

To those who voted for him, until 2015, he had a mountain named after him. Is there anything in the world named after you? I don't think so...

I remember him by his angry face. - TeamRocket747

How is Mckinley forgettable. If it weren't for him we would never have annexed Hawaii or any of the pacific territories.

Assassinated and started a war on Spain

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13 Gerald Ford Gerald Ford Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977.

I remember him as vice of Richard Nixon. - TeamRocket747

There is no soviet domination of Eastern Europe and there never will be under Ford Admistration

Ford is good!

14 David Rice Atchison

He was the president for only a day after Zachary Taylor died in office. He is never mentioned in any history books. This man is the most forgettable president in the United States of America. - arttheperson

Um, he wasn't ever actually the president, because he was never sworn in. If he was, than he'd be put in the president list

He's not the president. - TeamRocket747

I Put Him In The List And I Think No One Will Remember Him.

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15 Donald Trump Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, ...read more.

How people can lie to themselves is such a ' mystery. Donald J Trump will be remembered as one of our greatest American Presidents. Unless the idiots who still think (for some reason) he's a Russian or some BS like that, try to rewrite history. President Trump has been slandered from the start, he's insult proof to the 10's.

Forget the guy who is currently in office? - B1ueNew

You must not forgot this heeerooo

Give him a break, he hasn't done anything yet because of the Democrats (aka, snowflakes- because they melt easily) won't let him do anything.

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16 John Tyler John Tyler John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States. He was also, briefly, the tenth Vice President, elected to that office on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison.

I remember him as being vice president of the 1 month term. - TeamRocket747

Sometimes, I forget every president except the famous ones. John Tyler is one of them

I'm pretty sure he was Lincoln's Vice President - Randomator

17 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

I thought everyone knows who Abraham Lincoln was, though!

WHAT THE HECK THIS SHOULD BE LAST! - Oliversky

What kind of retard does it take to forget the greatest president in history? - MKBeast

Probably a neo confederate added him into this list.

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18 James Buchanan James Buchanan James Buchanan, Jr. was the 15th President of the United States, serving immediately prior to the American Civil War.

He shouldn't be. He started the Civil War, that dip.

He's the worst president ever known for starting the civil war or rather doing nothing to prevent it - Randomator

I remember this beast for causing the Civil War - TeamRocket747

THIS IS FORGETTABLE! NOT WORST! Jeez, this is why I left TheTopTens almost. - TeamRocket747

19 William Howard Taft William Howard Taft William Howard Taft served as the 27th President of the United States and as the tenth Chief Justice of the United States, the only person to have held both offices.

He's been in the bath.

I remember him for being stuck in a bathtub - TeamRocket747

20 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt ...read more.

Where's your crown King Nothing? - Murphdog405

How do you forget him. - B1ueNew

How is the current president forgettable. If you think about the president of the United States I guaranteed you'll think of him

Who's this guy?

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21 Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as he was vice president at the time of the assassination of [Abraham Lincoln].

Andrew Johnson was the 17th president of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson assumed the presidency as he was vice president of the United States at the time of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. A Democrat who ran with Lincoln on the National Union ticket, Johnson came to office as the Civil War concluded. He favored quick restoration of the seceded states to the Union. His plans did not give protection to the former slaves; he came into conflict with the Republican-dominated Congress, culminating in his impeachment by the House of Representatives. He was acquitted in the Senate by one vote. Johnson's main accomplishment as president is the Alaska purchase.

He is very forgetible.

Forgetting the vice of Lincoln? - TeamRocket747

22 James K. Polk James K. Polk

He annexed states from Mexico though. - ethanmeinster

I read him on a list, that's how I know he exists

I know him! - TeamRocket747

Excuse me,manifest destiny

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23 Grover Cleveland Grover Cleveland Stephen Grover Cleveland was an American politician and lawyer who was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, the only president in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office.

We had a president named Grover? But he was famous for being the 22nd AND 24th President.

Lol, I remember him because I did a project on him in 5th grade. - Absolite

22nd and 24th. - TeamRocket747

22nd president:
number 22 on list.
Coincidence..
Anyway, back on topic. Grover will 1/2 be forgotten by US population. - TeamRocket747

24 Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant was an American soldier and statesman who served as Commanding General of the Army and the 18th President of the United States, the highest positions in the military and the government of the United States.

Here is one that I think should be way higher. Many people don't even realize that Grant was a president, he's just thought of as the Union general during the Civil War. Let's just say he was a much better general than he was a president.

I remember him for screaming, raging, and ranting, because he spilled whiskey on his pants. - TeamRocket747

He's not that forgettable compared to others, but I agree to the comment that says we all thought he was a Union general because I did to before a couple of months ago.

Why is he on a the 50 dollar bill any way

25 Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover Herbert Clark Hoover was an American engineer, businessman and politician who served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933 during the Great Depression.

I can't forget the biggest villain of our country. - B1ueNew

I remember him for his last name, Hoover Dam! - TeamRocket747

26 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and served as the 3rd President of the United States from 1801-1809. He was born on April 13, 1743, and died on July 4, 1826, on the same day 2nd United States President John Adams died.

Seriously, who doesn't know the author of the Declaration of Independence?

But who doesn't know Thomas Jefferson, though?

He wrote The Declaration Of Independence! No one will forget him! - Swiftdawn

Yea, right, forgetting the author of the DoI. - TeamRocket747

27 Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader until his death in 2004

WRONG - B1ueNew

In 1987, there was a future presidential candidate who said the world was "laughing at us", that our country was "weak" and he was "sick of it". He went on to say our next president had better be one who can bring about "change". He continued on a 30-minute rant about America's low standing in the world and lack of leadership. This certainly had to be some Democrat, right? Maybe Walter Mondale, Geraldine Ferraro, Michael Dukakis? Actually, the speaker is doing the same thing 29 years later. It was Donald Trump.

Why would you forget the guy who ended the cold war? - TeamRocket747

Republican money won't let you forget him.

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28 George H.W Bush

As I started to mention under Obama, Clinton had to pull us out of the recession that daddy Bush had us in. This, despite the fact that we were at war! Until the Bushes, a recession during wartime was unheard of. The only saving grace to a war was that at least it kept your economy strong. But the Bushes found a way to. Screw up even that.

The father of a bad president, we can remember him! - TeamRocket747

Wut. RIP 1924 - 2018

Father of President George W. Bush,


Q. Who?

A. George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 - November 30, 2018)


Lifespan: June 12, 1924 - November 30, 2018, 94 Years, 167 Days - Kambochia12

29 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Born May 29th, 1917) commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban ...read more.

I remember him because he's overrated

Yes, this or Washington has to be the most ridiculous posting, although Obama is a pretty odd one, too. People are going to forget the first African-American president. Right...

Um, nobody will forget JFK

We all know JFK and will remember him. - TeamRocket747

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30 Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969.

I remember him for being vice of JFK and coming from my state. - TeamRocket747

I think he stop segrgration

31 Richard Nixon Richard Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States from 1969 until his resignation in 1974, the only president to resign from office. He had previously served as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961, and prior to that as a U.S. Representative and also Senator ...read more.

We can't forget a antagonist. - B1ueNew

How will we forget? - TeamRocket747

Compared to Johnson and Clinton [Hillary too], this guy was a Boy Scout.

Forget Watergate, and research this guy, and you'll realize that he shouldn't be on this list. The reality was that he was actuallt a good president, before Watergate

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32 Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Born in Staunton, Virginia, he spent his early years in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.

Forgetting a president during WWI? - TeamRocket747

33 Harry S Truman Harry S Truman Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, an American politician of the Democratic Party.

Remember him for being Vice for FDR and what Modern said below/above. - TeamRocket747

Um, dude, he was the one who allowed the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. I don't think he could be forgettable after something like that happened. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

34 George W. Bush George W. Bush George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.

No, that is one thing I can say about W, he will not be forgotten. Though Republicans are trying to...

He isn't even forgotten for the war of Iraq and Afghanistan

We will never forget a villain. - TeamRocket747

35 William Clinton William Clinton William Jefferson Clinton (Born August 19th 1946) is an American politician who was the 42nd President of the United States. He previously served as governor of Arkansas. He became president after unseating incumbent president George H.W. Bush in 1992. He was re-elected in 1996 after defeating Senator ...read more.

Love him! No way are people forgetting him - Swiftdawn

No he won't be forgotten for a while, but he will be there in the junk pile with Buchanan soon enough.

He certainly won't be forgotten this year...

I believe he's forgettable. He has done some good things but how much did he impact America compared to some other presidents like George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan? - CobaltCards

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36 James Monroe James Monroe James Monroe was an American statesman and Founding Father who served as the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.

He was hated by WASHINGTON. SO FORGET IT

I know him for having last name as Marilyn Monroe - TeamRocket747

37 John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, and diarist who served as the sixth president of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He previously served as the eighth United States Secretary of State from 1817 to 1825. During his long diplomatic and political career, Adams also served ...read more.

I remember him for being the son of John Adams - TeamRocket747

38 John Adams John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Adams served as the president of the United States from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801. He died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 90.

SECOND PRESIDENT! People love him, so do I, no way are we forgetting him! - Swiftdawn

Remember him for being 2nd President - TeamRocket747

39 Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was an American statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 . He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively ...read more.

His face is on the 20 dollar bill! How can you forget him?

Remember his evilness - TeamRocket747

40 James Madison James Madison James Madison, Jr. was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States.

If it wasn't for him we would still be under the Articles of Confederation, still trapped in Britain's Iron Grip - SoldierOfFortune

I remember James Madison for battling in War of 1812 - TeamRocket747

The Bill Of Rights? Hello? - Swiftdawn

41 George Washington George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

He was the 1st president of the dumb United States of America - Yoshi

HOW IS HE FORGETTABLE. WHOEVER PUT THIS ON HERE IS EXTREMELY DUMB.

Who put this on here. Weather or not our nation exists for another hundred years or another thousand years or another 59 millennia, he will always be remembered as the founder of our country and the man who lead the revolution that freed us from English oppression. Does that sound forgettable to you?

The father of our country forgettable?!

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42 Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.

So forgettable the list forgot him

43 Bill Clinton Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton (Born August 19th 1946) is an American politician who was the 42nd President of the United States. He previously served as governor of Arkansas. He became president after unseating incumbent president George H.W. Bush in 1992. He was re-elected in 1996 after defeating Senator ...read more.
44 Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician and author who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center.

He was very underrated.

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