American Female Political Leaders

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 1 Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: October 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: November 7, 1962

Feminist and civil rights icon Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was the longest-serving U.S First Lady. She was a prominent human rights activist, wrote columns, and hosted a radio show. She was named to Gallup's List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century in 1999.

 2 Tammy Duckworth

Tammy Duckworth.
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Famous As: U.S. Representative
Birthdate: March 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bangkok

A war veteran who lost both her legs during the Iraq War, Tammy Duckworth is a symbol of courage and resilience. Her never-say-die spirit enabled her to become the first woman with a disability and the first Thai-American woman to earn a seat in Congress. She is the first member of Senate to give birth while in office.

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 3 Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema.
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Famous As: United States Senator
Birthdate: July 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema is the first openly bisexual and the second openly LGBT lady member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. She is also the first woman representative of Arizona in the Senate. She is known for her pro-LGBT rights, anti-war, and pro-abortion rights stance

 4 Shirley Chisholm

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Birthdate: November 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: January 1, 2005

A courageous political leader, Shirley Chisholm made history when she became the first African-American woman to be elected the United States Congresswoman. Later, she yet again created history when she—though unsuccessfullyVran for Democratic Party's presidential nomination to contest for US presidency. Throughout her career, she advocated racial equality and women empowerment. As an author, she penned two books.

 5 Katie Hill

Katie Hill.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, U.S.

 6 Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly
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Famous As: Radio personality, Lawyer, Political activist, Journalist
Birthdate: August 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: September 5, 2016

 7 Katie Porter

Katie Porter
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Dodge, Iowa, U.S.
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 8 Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
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Famous As: Writer, Politician, Activist, Feminist
Birthdate: November 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mogadishu

Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, and scholar Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the founder of an organization for the defense of women's rights, the AHA Foundation. She actively opposes forced marriage, honor violence, and child marriage. A former Muslim, she now identifies as an atheist and is a vocal critic of Islam. She is a recipient of the Lantos Human Rights Prize.

 9 Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA

 10 Ayanna Pressley

Ayanna Pressley
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

 11 Lisa Murkowski

Lisa Murkowski
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

 12 Claire McCaskill

Claire McCaskill
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rolla, Missouri, USA

 13 Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, U.S.

 14 Elise Stefanik

Elise Stefanik
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Albany, New York, U.S.

 15 Ronna McDaniel

Ronna McDaniel
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, U.S.

 16 Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 11, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

 17 Ann Richards

Ann Richards
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lacy Lakeview, Texas, United States
Died: September 13, 2006

 18 Joni Ernst

Joni Ernst
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Red Oak, Iowa Red Oak, Iowa, U.S.

 19 Pam Bondi

Pam Bondi.
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Famous As: Former Florida Attorney General
Birthdate: November 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Pam Bondi served as the attorney general of Florida from 2011 to 2019. She campaigned against same-sex marriage and launched an unsuccessful lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act. She was on Trump’s defense team for his January 2020 impeachment trial and is said to have received generous donations from Trump.

 20 Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords.
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: June 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona

 21 Mazie Hirono

Mazie Hirono
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fukushima, Japan

 22 Elizabeth Dole

Elizabeth Dole
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA

 23 Jennifer Mulhern Granholm

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 24 Kate Brown

Kate Brown
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: June 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Torrejón de Ardoz, Community of Madrid, Spain

 25 Jackie Speier

Jackie Speier
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.

 26 Karen Bass

Karen Bass
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 27 MJ Hegar

MJ Hegar
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.

 28 Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: nowrap New York City, New York, U.S.

 29 Michelle Lujan Grisham

Michelle Lujan Grisham
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

 30 Maggie Hassan

Maggie Hassan
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

 31 Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan.
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: February 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston
Died: January 17, 1996

 32 Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris.
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Famous As: Vice Preseiden of the United States
Birthdate: October 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: California

A Democrat politician and lawyer, Kamala Harris is the vice president-elect of the United States. She will assume the office on 20 January 2021, alongside President-elect Joe Biden.  Half-Indian, half-Jamaican, Harris is the first woman, the first Black person and the first Asian-American to be elected vice president.  

 33 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States

 34 Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton.
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Famous As: Former First Lady, Political Leader
Birthdate: October 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago

Married to former US president, Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton served as the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Thereafter, she became the first First Lady to hold US senator office. The former Secretary of State in the administration of Barrack Obama also fought and lost, as a Democratic nominee, the 2016 presidential election against Donald Trump.

 35 Miriam Ferguson

Miriam Ferguson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 13, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bell County, Texas, U.S.
Died: June 25, 1961

 36 Nancy Pelosi

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

A congresswoman from California and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi is a member of the Democratic Party. She is the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history and the only woman in US history to serve as the speaker. She played a key role in the passage of the 2010 Tax Relief Act.

 37 Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren.
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Famous As: United States Senator
Birthdate: June 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Considered a progressive, American politician Elizabeth Warren has been an US senator from Massachusetts since 2013. She is known as a supporter of worker representation on board of corporations, harsher punishment for white-collar crimes and a higher minimum wage, among other things. She ran in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 elections, but later pulled out of the race.

 38 Heidi Heitkamp

Heidi Heitkamp
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Famous As: Business Woman
Birthdate: October 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Breckenridge, Minnesota, United States

 39 Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar.
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Famous As: U.S. Representative
Birthdate: October 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mogadishu

Ilhan Omar became the first woman of color to serve as Minnesota's representative in the United States Congress when she was elected in 2019. A popular and influential politician, she supports universal healthcare, affordable housing, and student loan debt forgiveness. Also a human rights and LGBT rights activist, she was featured in Maroon 5's Girls Like You music video.

 40 Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice.
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Famous As: Former United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

The 66th United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made history in 2005 when she became the first female black Secretary of State. She is also the first female to serve as National Security Advisor, a position which she served from 2001 to 2005. One of the most powerful women in the world at one point of time, she has been depicted in Hollywood films.

 41 Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin.
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Famous As: Former Governor of Alaska
Birthdate: February 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sandpoint

In 2006, American politician Sarah Palin became the youngest and first female governor of Alaska. A couple of years later, she became the first Republican woman to become a vice presidential candidate. After resigning as the governor of Alaska, she got associated with Fox News, authored a number of books and also appeared in a reality television series. 

 42 Kelly Ayotte

Kelly Ayotte
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Famous As: Former United States Senator
Birthdate: June 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.

 43 Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
Politician and lawyer Amy Klobuchar became the first elected female U.S. senator from Minnesota in 2007. She has earlier served as the Hennepin County attorney. She contested in the Democratic presidential primaries in 2020, before withdrawing to endorse Joe Biden. She has authored two books and has won numerous awards.

 44 Catherine Cortez Masto

Catherine Cortez Masto
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Famous As: United States Senator
Birthdate: March 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

 45 Sheila Jackson Lee

Sheila Jackson Lee
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

 46 Debbie Stabenow

Debbie Stabenow
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gladwin, Michigan, United States

 47 Kim Reynolds

Kim Reynolds
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Charles, Iowa, United States

 48 Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand.
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Famous As: Member of the United States Senate
Birthdate: December 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States

Lawyer and politician Kirsten Gillibrand is a member of the Democratic Party. Since 2009, she has served as the junior United States Senator from New York. An alumnus of the UCLA School of Law, she practiced law for a few years before entering politics. She is known for speaking against sexual harassment.

 49 Linda McMahon

Linda McMahon.
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Famous As: Administrator of the Small Business Administration
Birthdate: October 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Bern, North Carolina, United States

Linda McMahon is an American political executive and former professional wrestling executive. She is credited with co-founding Titan Sports, Inc., which is now called as WWE, Inc., along with her husband Vince McMahon. She then left WWE to focus on her political career; from 2017 to 2019, she served as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration under Trump’s presidency.

 50 Loretta Sanchez

Loretta Sanchez
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lynwood, California Lynwood, California, United States U.S.