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 Harrison William Harrison

He died 30 days after being President. - egnomac

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.

I remember him for dying

He did nothing for the country. He shouldn't even be classified a president.

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2 Rutherford B. Hayes Rutherford B. Hayes

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.

Never heard of him.

3 Millard Fillmore

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

Dude you mean what a Millard Fillmore is

Nobody knows who Millard Fillmore is.

I totally forgot about him

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4 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

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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.

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


Who? - Absolite

6 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 after 2 years in office

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.

Silly Goose that was Henry Harrison

Uh, that was Henry Harrison.

This ain't Ben Harrison! This is Santa Claus! - DoroExploro13

He didn't do much important

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8 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

He didn't really do anything

who dis

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.

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

10 Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren

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

How is Martin Van Buren forgoten when he was Andrew Jackson's vice president

What is a martin geevan buren

The Contenders

11 William McKinley William McKinley

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.

Assassinated and started a war on Spain

So McKinley gets 7th but Taft isn't on this list?
I almost failed a test because I forgot about Taft.
Not McKinley, but Taft.

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12 Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant

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.

Why is he on a the 50 dollar bill any way

13 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].
14 Grover Cleveland Grover Cleveland

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

15 Gerald Ford Gerald Ford

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

Ford is good!

16 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

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

What? he served less then Harrison of course he is forgotten.

17 Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge

Bathes with his mothers dog

Hey Toptens, just in case you didn't know, this guy was ronald reagans political hero.

So queit

18 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.

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

19 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, 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 Treaty, the more.

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


Shut your mouth I am afican

20 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 through its Civil War - 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? - MKBeast

Who would forget US best president!

If he was forgettable, books would say someone else tried to re-unite the Uninon and Confederate states. Him being 18 is a un-reasonable but I can kind of see why considering he wasn't president for long. - CobaltCards

Ummm... Not forgettable - micahisthebest

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