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Charlie Summers

Charlie Summers About After serving one term in the Maine State Senate, this Republican Party politician became Maine’s forty-eighth Secretary of State. Life Before Becoming Famous Following his graduation from Kewanee High School in Illinois, he received an associate’s degree from Blackhawk College and a bachelor of science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. […]

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Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman About Connecticut Senator from 1791 to 1793. He was one of the Founding Fathers and famously served on the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence. He was the only person to sign the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Life Before Becoming Famous His formal […]

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Boyko Borisov

Boyko Borisov About Prime Minister of Bulgaria who resigned in February of 2013 after a series of protests against him and his administration. He was the Mayor of Sofia from 2005 to 2009 and he is also a football player who holds the record for the oldest player ever to appear for a Bulgarian professional […]

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John William McCormack

John William McCormack About Massachusetts Congressman for over four decades who served as speaker of the House in the 60s. He was a Democrat and served as House Majority Leader three separate times. Life Before Becoming Famous Though he had little formal education, quitting after eighth grade, he read law as an office boy and […]

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Hamilton Jordan

Hamilton Jordan About American Democratic politician who served as Chief of Staff under United States President Jimmy Carter. He ran for a seat in the Georgia Senate, but lost to the Republican candidate. Life Before Becoming Famous He attended the University of Georgia and studied political science. He was unable to enter military service due […]

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Namal Rajapaksa

Namal Rajapaksa About Sri Lankan politician who began serving in Parliament in 2010. His father, Mahinda Rajapaksa, became President of Sri Lanka in 2005. Life Before Becoming Famous He studied law at Cardiff University and at City University London and qualified as an attorney at Sri Lanka Law College. Other Informations There was controversy in […]

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Bronwyn Bishop

Bronwyn Bishop About Australian politician who has been a Member of the Australian House of Representatives in which she represented the Division of Mackellar, New South Wales for the Liberal Party starting in 1994. Life Before Becoming Famous She first worked as a clerk and had an acting role in the 1960s Australian television program […]

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Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris About Republic of Cyprus-born politician and economist who served as Cyprus Minister of Finance from 2005-2008. He was responsible for reversing an economic deficit and for adopting the Euro as the official currency of Cyprus. Life Before Becoming Famous After graduating from the London School of Economics and Wayne State University, he worked […]

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Fernando Ferrer

Fernando Ferrer About This Democratic Party politician served from 1987 until 2001 as The Bronx, New York City’s Borough President. He went on to run for Mayor of New York City in both 2001 and 2005. Life Before Becoming Famous After graduating from New York University, he began his political career as a member of […]

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Ralph Yarborough

Ralph Yarborough About Texas politician and Democratic politician who was the United States Senator from 1957 to 1971. He was a leader of the progressive or liberal wing of his party. Life Before Becoming Famous He served in the U.S. Army during World War II after 1943 and achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel. Other […]

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Mykhailo Dobkin

Mykhailo Dobkin About Ukrainian politician and businessman whose career took off when he was appointed Governor of Kharkiv Oblast in 2010. Previously, he served as Mayor of Kharkiv and Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Life Before Becoming Famous He earned a law degree from the National University of Internal Affairs. Other Informations He […]

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Anna Abdallah

Anna Abdallah About Tanzanian politician who became a member of Parliament in the National Assembly in 2005. She has served as the Minister of Health and the Minister of Works previously. Life Before Becoming Famous She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Missouri Sociology College in 1963. Other Informations She has worked as […]

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John Cornwell

John Cornwell About During the early part of the Twentieth Century, this Democratic Party politician served in the West Virginia State Senate and was a one-term Governor of West Virginia. Life Before Becoming Famous After graduating from Shepherd University in West Virginia, he worked as a teacher in Hampshire County. Other Informations With his brother, […]

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Margaret Chase Smith

Margaret Chase Smith About From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, this Republican Party politician served as a United States Senator from Maine. Previously, she was a Maine-District Two member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Life Before Becoming Famous After graduating from high school, she worked as a teacher and a high school […]

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Tessa Jowell

Tessa Jowell About British Labour politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dulwich and West Norwood from 1992 to 2015. During her time in government she launched an overhaul of the National Lottery and was in charge of London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics.  Life Before Becoming Famous She worked […]