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 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

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 only served for like a month as President. - TeamRocket747

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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.

I like his beard. - TeamRocket747

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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.

"Millard Fillmore. Millard Fillmore. Millard Fillmore! Fillmore! Fillmore! Fillmore! " -That guy who imitated 44 presidents - TeamRocket747

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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 after 2 years in office

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

I mean beat not bet

Who? - Absolite

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6 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.

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

He didn't do much important

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7 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

I always forget this one.

Always forget him. - TeamRocket747

Yeah I’m sorry

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8 Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren

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

With that hair... anyways did he do anything - Lucretia

Martin Van Buren, remember him by his name. - TeamRocket747

What is a martin geevan buren

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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.

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. - TeamRocket747

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

10 Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge

Bathes with his mothers dog

I remember him as Harding's vice. - TeamRocket747

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

So queit

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

I remember him by his angry face. - TeamRocket747

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12 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

Cool hair though, the most I will likely remember about him - Lucretia

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

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13 Gerald Ford Gerald Ford

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 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

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

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

15 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.

He's not the president. - TeamRocket747

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16 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

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 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!

Forgetting a President you learned in Kinder and always remember.. - TeamRocket747

We all know him.. - TeamRocket747

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18 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, more.

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.

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

I wonder why this is even on the list. He probably will never be as forgettable so I don't see the point. - Call

In the future, we could forget him. - TeamRocket747

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19 William Howard Taft William Howard Taft

I remember him for being stuck in a bathtub - TeamRocket747

20 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II is 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 Romney.

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?

Forgetting the first black US president? - TeamRocket747

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1. James A. Garfield
2. Millard Fillmore
3. Rutherford B. Hayes
1. William Harrison
2. Rutherford B. Hayes
3. Zachary Taylor
1. Calvin Coolidge
2. William McKinley
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