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.

Well, the one being on the top of lists about forgotten things just makes it more remembered. Harrison was only president for 30 days and didn't do anything significant for his country. It's very sad that his term was very short. Also, most of the ones after James Monroe and before Teddy Roosevelt are forgotten.

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.

Shouldn't the fact that he died a month after in office be a reason why he's NOT forgettable? Compared to some random Rutheford..., or Fillmore?

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.

Hayes is probably the only U.S president who I don't really know much about and immediately forget afterwards...

I actually like Hayes. What's forgettable about him? Any answers? I'll be checking so write something.

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.

They won't even put a picture of this guy on here because he's so forgettable. Maybe even because he doesn't actually exist! I'm getting ahead of myself though, every President after Jackson (except for Garfield and Gerald Ford) clearly don't exist anyway

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

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 6 months into his presidency. So, he's kinda forgettable

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

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

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

6 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

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.

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 Chester Alan Arthur was an American attorney and politician who served as the 21st President of the United States; he succeeded James A. Garfield upon the latter's assassination.

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.

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

What happens when you act like Kim Jong-un.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

14 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, Donald J. Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, Donald Trump took charge of his family's real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump... read more

Donald trump is what America has needed this whole time. He is a blessing. The people who voted slow joe over him are stupider than the people than Hilary Clinton barrack Obama and stupid stupid Kamala Harris. They are stupider than the people they voted for, Joe Biden. They wouldn't let trump speak for himself. He is the greatest person that has run for president. He may be a little rough around the edges when it comes to talking with other democrat politicians but f the people that hate him.

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.

15 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.

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.

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

He's not the president.

17 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

18 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy... read more

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..

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.

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.

Excuse me, manifest destiny.

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

not a good president

21 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.

I think he was cool

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?

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 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.

25 Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969.

I remember him for being vice of JFK and coming from my state.

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