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Jacqueline Kennedy Most Admired Woman in Poll

Dec. 25, 1962 - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy is the first choice of the American public as the woman they admire most in the world today. The late Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt had led the public’s 10 Most Admired Women list for 13 years. Mrs. Kennedy was in second place last year. A newcomer to his year’s Top 10 — in eighth place — is Dr. Frances Kelsey of the U.S. Public Health Service, who prevented the sale of Thalidomide in this country. Here are the top 10 choices in the Most Admired Women of 1962 Gallup poll:

1. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy

2. Queen Elizabeth II

3. Miss Helen Keller

4. Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower

5. Mrs. Clare Boothe Luce

6. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith

7. Mme. Chiang Kai-shek

8. Dr. Frances Kelsey

9. Miss Pauline Frederick

10. Mrs. Patricia Nixon

In addition to the top 10, many other women were cited in the survey. Prominently mentioned were Mrs. Bess Truman, Pearl Buck, Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson, Marian Anderson, Princess Grace of Monaco, Helen Hayes, and Bette Davis.


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