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.

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.

He did absolutely nothing, making him one of the best politicians in history.

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

We have a record for shortest running president when he was president he died only in 30 days and that may be a month sometimes but he still has the record!


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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Nobody knows who 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.

He was assassinated halfway though his first year.

He was assassinated after 2 years in office

It was 6 months not 2 years.

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

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

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

This guy gave the longest ingerational speech than got pneumonia and that killed him.

Silly Goose that was Henry Harrison

Uh, that was Henry Harrison.

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

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

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

Martin Van Buren, remember him by his name.

I'm related to him

8 Chester A Arthur

I always forget this one.

Always forget him.

Who was this dude

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

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

What happens when you act like Kim Jong-un.

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

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

He didn't really do anything

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.

Kind of underrated too. Good businessman.

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

I remember him as Harding's vice.

Bathes with his mothers dog

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.

Assassinated and started a war on Spain

I remember him by his angry face.

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.

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

I remember him as vice of Richard Nixon.

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

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

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, 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.

He is horrid and I can't even count all the bad things he is and has done. No one's forgetting him, teachers can use him as a bad example for kids

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.

Such a shameful, incompetent, thin skinned, preteen tweeting moron. I wish we could forget him. How I desperately wish we could forget him.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

I thought everyone knows who Abraham Lincoln was, though!

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

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

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

I remember this beast for causing the Civil War

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

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.

Supported a extermination of Mormons in Missouri who were citizens of the U.S.

not a good president

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

He annexed states from Mexico though.

Excuse me, manifest destiny.

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 more.

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?

He doubled the national debt with nothing positive gained. More people in poverty, on food stamps and unable to wrk to their potential. The only president since Wilson in 1916 to be able to win the White House with fewer electoral votes in re- election. Greatest speaker & poorest leader we have had!

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

He pretended there was a weapon of mass destruction in Iraq when there weren't any at all

Whoa, fact check! Obama sucks, but you're thinking of the wrong guy on this one.

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 president:
number 22 on list.
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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