Top Ten Most Honest U.S. Presidents

The Top Ten
1 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 in its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. Abraham Lincoln was born in Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. ...read more.

He was a great man. That is all I have to say. Thanks for coming and have an awesome day!

He had his faults, but he is in my opinion the most honest.

He was very honest. Ended slavery too!

To be honest, I'm a big fan of Thomas Jefferson but to me I've always like Abraham Lincoln the best and therefore HONEST Abe people

2 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.

Carter was not a careless and heartless president. He was forgiving despite delivering weak leadership. The Oil and Fuel Scarcity may have gave him a headache in office because of Nixon's policies. But he was honest and managed to show compassion even after losing greatly against Reagan. He will be handed down as the most honest president in the late 70s.

He should be number 1. I feel like his mediocre presidency is getting in the way of people seeing the stellar character of this man. His charity is near ridding the world of guinea worm from the world (an aweful, painful water born parasite). Say what you will about his time in office, but this mans morality, and honesty cannot be questioned.

This man was told by most of his advisors he could win the election if he started a war with Iran. He said he would never do that as it's not worth the cost in money and lives.

His honesty and integrity probably cost him the election of 1980. Sometimes, we would rather not know the truth and take the easy way out.

3 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.

George perhaps wasn't as honest as folks think of him given his talent for being a spy master in the Revolution, but He undoubtedly had this country's best interest at heart which is why he was first in the hearts of his country men.

An exceptional leader with strong moral character that earned the respect of a divided set of colonies and drove the formation of a great democracy and nation.

4 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.

Would love to know what he did for the economy besides stagnation it for 8yrs. What did he do for the Black's and Hispanics? He even hurt the countries middle class, with additional red tape by preventing small business growth or even starting! He was no and still is a fake to all Americans!

Obama was far more educated, aware, compassionate and forward thinking than many of the Republican presidents, especially reagan and trump. There is no comparison between him and the abominable lies that spewed forth from those two morons, on a conistent, basis!

Barack Obama is our only African leader in the U.S he didn't attack the rebels against France he is a dictator for life and for all! He is only 54 years old and said we will protect Africa FOR MILLIONS!

Inexperienced but a Great president. Lead USA at a very difficult time after the great depression. Was honest, but not close to Jimmy carter's altruism and virtue of bold honesty.

5 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

An unadulterated liar. cared only for the wealthy and his trickle down economics was the biggest lie we ever had to face. This guys a moron. A hateful, disgusting moron.

He said he would improve the economy- he did. He said that the people don't serve the government- he made sure to serve them instead. He did what he said; following through is huge in politics.

A great president, with a sense of humor. One of the top 5 greatest presidents.

6 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.

An extremely intelligent man way ahead of his time.Wrote most of US constitution in a tavern.

7 John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29th, 1917 - November 22, 1963) 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. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban ...read more.

JFK did not believe in secret societies running the world and he was the last non-puppet president. In comparison, he was pretty honest.

A good man who was felled too early,Not perfect in every ones's eyes but very underrated.

The man who prevented WW3. He wanted to give back national currency back to people

Every president since has been a criminal in one way or another

8 John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829 at the peak of a political career during which he served in various capacities as diplomat, United States Senator, United States Secretary of State, ...read more.
9 Dwight 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.

Was horrified with the new America that developed after WW II. He was like a grandfather who was disappointed in the turn from love in each other. A hard man but said it as it was.

Not my party and didn't like everything Ike did, but when he said something you knew right where he stood.

Definitely one of the best, should be on the same level as Lincoln and Washington.

10 Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events ...read more.

Amazing former President. Guided us through the war & back to prosperity.

The Contenders
11 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.

He focused his presidency on keeping government honest.

12 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.
13 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.

Yes, Trump is an honest person and speaks his mind. But it doesn't help given that he is a racist and an idiot to put it lightly.
And he also gave very big lies, like saying that COVID wasn't a big deal, and his utter ridiculousness and childness when he lost the election, and tried to blame voter fraud.

Is this a joke? Every word out of his mouth is a lie. Every single thing this ass wipe has ever uttered. According to him, with numbers soaring...we have turned the corner regarding the corona virus. What a piece of garbage!

What is interesting is, Trump appears to be among the most decent and honest of the modern Presidents. When you compare him to Kennedy, LBJ, FDR, Wilson, Eisenhower, Hoover, Bush 41, Bush 43, Clinton, Obama, Carter he stands head and shoulders above them in terms of fidelity to this nation and its founding.

I hear these democrats screaming "He is a liar! ", well, can anyone tell me what big lies has he said? Seriously! I'd like to know! Please don't respond with idiotic answers like "watch the news! He lies all the time! ". I really want to know!

14 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.

John Adams was a moral and upright man who dealt with a lying press that hated him as much as they hate Trump today. Adams was more honest than they all gave them credit for. He was likely one of our most honest presidents ever.

Other than Washington and Lincoln, the one who selflessly worked for the nation's liberty and unity

15 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.

Faced adversity despite unpopular opinions. when he spoke you knew he was speaking from the heart not DC

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

Truman was honest, almost to a fault. He could have made money, after he left office, working for corporations but he insisted that the Office of the President wasn't for sale.

Harry S. Truman should be in the Top 3 along side with Lincoln and Carter. Why is he #16? Truman was one of the most honest presidents in U.S. History. Truman at the time he was running for judge of Missouri, the Political boss at that time "Tom Prendergast" said "politics is a game of friends" and Truman responded "does that mean I'm suppose to let your friends steal $10,000?!.' Prendergast then said "is that what all this yelling is about." Truman said "Tom I don't care if it's 10,000 or 10,0000 I told you when I agreed to run I wasn't going to stand for any monkey business." Prendergast says "You will do what I tell you." Truman tells Tom "No sir, I don't work for you I work for the people of this county." Truman cared about the farmers and was quite upset about having taking the stolen money which his idea was fundraising it not stealing it. When he was senator of Missouri he called out other politicians for being crooks and he said it himself "you can't get rich in politics ...more

He left office with nothing but his army pension, turned down lucrative offers to capitalise on his former office and returned to a humble life back in Missouri. He was also given no provisions for secretaries or aides after he left office. Truman should really rank at the top of this list.

A good President underrated a very selfless man of good moral integrity.
Lived well into his 90's, Never asked for much in life.

17 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.

Told it like it is. Never tried to sugar-coat anything. Honestly, most underrated president of all time.

He is honest too

18 Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the ...read more.

He spoke softly and carried a big stick.

19 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.
20 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].
21 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.
22 James Madison James Madison, Jr. was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States.

A very underrated President whom also helped with drawing up our constitution.
Not to mention his wife who was fearless for her country against the British.

Madison should be much higher than 19. No scandals, almost universally respected by his peers.

23 Bill Clinton

Best most intelligent and compassionate president we ever had!

Smart clever left the country after 8 years in the best economical shape in modern times.Slick Willie.

24 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.

Grant was an every man's war dog. Interestingly his reputation was far worse than the man himself. Many of the habits attributed to him were entirely made up. And let's face it, he won the Civil War for lying Lincoln. Even if I agreed with Lincoln's motives, Honest Abe wasn't so honest.

How is Ulysses S. Grant not in the top tens? He was the one who won the Civil War

25 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.
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