Top 10 Most Forgettable Presidents of the United States

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 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.

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.

I remember him for dying

I personally think it was sad when he died.

2 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.

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)

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

3 Millard Fillmore Millard Fillmore was an American politician who served as the 13th President of the United States from 1850 to 1853. He was the last Whig president, and the last president not to be affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican parties.

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

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

I always forget who he is!

Dude you mean what a Millard Fillmore is

4 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.

He was assassinated after 2 years in office

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

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

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

I mean beat not bet

Come on. NO ONE REMEMBERS HIM

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

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

Martin Van Buren, remember him by his name.

I'm related to him

I'm related to him

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

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

This ain't Ben Harrison! This is Santa Claus!

8 Chester A Arthur

I always forget this one.

Always forget him.

Who was this dude

Yeah I’m sorry

9 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.

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

What happens when you act like Kim Jong-un.

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

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

10 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

He didn't really do anything

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

Big nose

The Contenders

11 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.

Bathes with his mothers dog

Kind of underrated too. Good businessman.

I remember him as Harding's vice.

He reminds me of an elf...

12 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...

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

I remember him by his angry face.

Assassinated and started a war on Spain

13 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.

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.

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

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

He's not the president.

15 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.

Unfortunately, he will be remembered but not for any good reason.

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.

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.

Dude, stop calling them snowflakes. It makes you seem like a douche.

Forget the guy who is currently in office?

16 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.

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

17 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.

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

Who would forget US best president!

Probably a neo confederate added him into this list.

Forgetting a President you learned in Kinder and always remember..

18 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.

yeah that stupid man who started the civil war. that's a little evil.

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

I remember this beast for causing the Civil War

19 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.

I remember him for being stuck in a bathtub

He's been in the bath.

20 James K. Polk James Knox Polk was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. He previously was Speaker of the House of Representatives and governor of Tennessee.

He annexed states from Mexico though.

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

Excuse me,manifest destiny

I know him!

21 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.

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

First black president ever... I don't think so.

He may have had fewer votes in re-election than his first time but that is misleading and frankly, I think you know it. Obama was elected comfortably both times. Contrast that with George W. Bush, who was within one state of being defeated and was elected by the thinnest of margins both times. This is what Republicans do, they try and resurrect the reputation of their failed presidents by using false or misleading statistics. Reagan was highly unpopular when he left office, but the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson spent millions to glorify Reagan and vilify Democrats. They're trying the same thing now with W, but it's not going to work as well. Reagan wasn't great but at least he wasn't God awful like W. And W's daddy was overrated, too. Remember, Clinton had to pull us out of a recession, didn't he?

First African American President, no one is gonna forget Obama

22 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.

Forgetting the vice of Lincoln?

He is very forgetible.

23 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.

I remember him for his last name, Hoover Dam!

24 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.

22nd and 24th.

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

25 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.

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.

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

Why is he on a the 50 dollar bill any way

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