Government Officials

Government officials are the interface between the government and the people. They are pivotal in providing relief and succour to the general public in times of need. Here is a list of famous government officials who distinguished themselves by going beyond their call of duty.

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 1 Richard Jewell

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Famous As: Security Guard
Birthdate: December 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Danville, Georgia, United States
Died: August 29, 2007

Security guard and law enforcement officer, Richard A. Jewell, came to limelight for alerting the police prior to the Centennial Olympic Park bombing in 1996. Initially hailed as a hero, he later became a suspect in the case. His name was cleared after Eric Rudolph eventually confessed to that bombing. Jewell died of severe illness in 2007.  

 2 Wyatt Earp

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Birthdate: March 19, 1848
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Monmouth
Died: January 13, 1929

A policeman and a gunfighter, Wyatt Earp is most known for his role in one of the most famous gunfights in the American West history - the Gunfight at O.K. Corral against a group of cowboys. The incident inspired numerous films and books that elevated his heroic status. During his life, he also worked as a truck driver and saloonkeeper. 

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 3 J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover.
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Famous As: First Director of FBI
Birthdate: January 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Died: May 2, 1972

J. Edgar Hoover was a law enforcement administrator who played a key role in founding the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He remained FBI's director until his death in 1972 and has been credited with instituting many modernizations to police technology, thereby helping FBI become an efficient crime-fighting agency. Hoover was one of the most influential personalities in the USA.

 4 Sean Spicer

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Famous As: Former White House Press Secretary
Birthdate: September 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, United States

Sean Spicer is an American political aide. In 2017, Spicer served as the White House Communications Director and as White House Press Secretary under President Donald Trump. He also served as the Republican National Committee's chief strategist between 2015 and 2017. His press conferences have been satirized on Saturday Night Live.

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 5 Susan Rice

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Famous As: Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Birthdate: November 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Susan Rice has been the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and the national security advisor. She was chosen by Joe Biden as the director of the Domestic Policy Council. Rice was supposed to become the secretary of state, replacing Hillary Clinton in 2013, but withdrew due to the Benghazi attack.

 6 Pontius Pilatus

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Famous As: Official
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Abruzzo, Italy
Died: 0039 AD
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 7 Dana Perino

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Famous As: Former White House Press Secretary
Birthdate: May 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Evanston, Wyoming
Dana Perino, co-host of the Fox News show The Five, served as the White House Press Secretary, under President George W. Bush, from 2007 to 2009. She was nominated by Barack Obama to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, has worked as a publishing executive, and has taught part-time.
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 8 Javier Peña

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Famous As: Deputy Sheriff
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Kingsville, Texas, United States
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 9 Gina Haspel

Gina Haspel
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Famous As: Intelligence officer, Paralegal
Birthdate: October 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, U.S.

 10 John F. Kelly

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Famous As: Former White House Chief of Staff
Birthdate: May 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
John F. Kelly served as the White House Chief of Staff from 2017 to 2019, and as the Secretary of Homeland Security in 2017. He is part of the board of Caliburn International. The former U.S. Marine Corps general has also won awards such as the Defense Distinguished Service Medal.
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 11 Mark Felt

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Famous As: FBI Agent
Birthdate: August 17, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Twin Falls, Idaho
Died: December 18, 2008

Mark Felt served as the FBI associate director from 1972 to 1973. He was widely suspected of being Deep Throat, the anonymous source who provided The Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein vital information regarding the Watergate scandal, and eventually owned up a few years before his death.

 12 Stephanie Grisham

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Famous As: White House Press Secretary
Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: Arizona, United States

Stephanie Grisham is an American White House official. She served as White House communications director from 2019 to 2020 and as the 32nd White House press secretary. In 2020, Grisham started serving as Chief of Staff and Press Secretary for Melania Trump, the First Lady of the US. Grisham also played a major role in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

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 13 Alois Hitler

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Famous As: Adolf Hitler's Father
Birthdate: June 7, 1837
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Döllersheim, Austria
Died: January 3, 1903

Alois Hitler was an Austrian civil servant and father of Adolf Hitler. Alois Hitler became popular after his infamous son started hogging the limelight; he has been depicted in a couple of TV series, such as Hitler: The Rise of Evil and Tales of the Unexpected.

 14 H. R. McMaster

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Famous As: Former US National Security Advisor
Birthdate: July 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Herbert Raymond McMaster is a former U.S. army lieutenant general and has previously also been the U.S. national security advisor. He is renowned for his participation in the Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. He now teaches at Stanford and has authored the book Dereliction of Duty.
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 15 Steve Murphy

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Famous As: Civil Servant, Law Enforcement Consultant
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Tennessee, United States

 16 Linda Tripp

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Famous As: Civil servant
Birthdate: November 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
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 17 James Brady

James Brady
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Famous As: White House Press Secretary
Birthdate: August 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Centralia, Illinois, USA
Died: August 4, 2014

 18 John O Brennan

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Famous As: Former Director of CIA
Birthdate: September 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
A former American intelligence officer, John O Brennan was the first individual of the agency to rise through the ranks to become its director, since Robert M. Gates. He also served Barak Obama as chief counterterriorism advisor. During the 2008 election campaign and the presidential transition, he also advised Obama on intelligence issues and foreign policy. 
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 19 Robert Moses

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Famous As: Public Official
Birthdate: December 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 29, 1981

Robert Moses was an American public official. Often referred to as the master builder, Moses is credited with influencing the creation of the modern suburbs of Long Island, which in turn influenced a generation of urban planners, architects, and engineers. Robert Moses is widely regarded as one of the most polarizing personalities in urban development history in the US.

 20 Millvina Dean

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Famous As: Cartographer
Birthdate: February 2, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: May 31, 2009
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 21 John Bolton

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Famous As: Former National Security Advisor
Birthdate: November 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
The former National Security Advisor to US president Donald Trump, John Bolton previously also served as the interim US Ambassador to the UN. Considered a war hawk, he actively pushed for America’s invasion of Iraq and advocated for regime change in countries like Syria, Libya and North Korea. His memoir about his tenure in the Trump administration attracted tremendous attention.

 22 Andrew McCabe

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Famous As: Attorney, Former FBI Deputy Director
Birthdate: March 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

Andrew McCabe is an American attorney. After joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1996 as a special agent, McCabe went on to serve as FBI's deputy director from 2016 to 2018. He also served as FBI's acting director for a brief period of time in 2017 following the dismissal of former Director, James Comey, by President Donald Trump.

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 23 Melvin Purvis

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Famous As: FBI agent
Birthdate: October 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA
Died: February 29, 1960

 24 Henry Paulson

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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: March 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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 25 Scooter Libby

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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: August 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: ew Haven, Connecticut, United States

 26 Denis McDonough

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Famous As: Civil servant
Birthdate: December 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stillwater, Minnesota, U.S.

 27 Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Babarap, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

 28 Chiune Sugihara

Chiune Sugihara.
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 1, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kozuchi Town (now Mino, Gifu Prefecture), Japan
Died: July 31, 1986

Chiune Sugihara was a Japanese diplomat best remembered for helping thousands of Jews flee Europe during the Second World War. He did so by issuing transit visas to the Jews, enabling them to travel through Japanese territory. Sugihara helped the Jews despite knowing that he was risking the lives of his family and his job. 

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 29 Bill Richardson

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pasadena, California Pasadena, California, United States

 30 Joycelyn Elders

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Famous As: Pediatrician
Birthdate: August 13, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schaal, Arkansas, United States

The second female U.S. surgeon general, Joycelyn Elders is a renowned pediatrician and one of the first Black women to reach the pinnacle of the medical field in the U.S. She has been dragged into multiple controversies, one of them being a result of her support for sex education and masturbation.

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 31 Ramsey Clark

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Famous As: American lawyer
Birthdate: December 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, US

 32 H. R. Haldeman

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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: October 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: November 12, 1993
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 33 Lester Garfield Maddox

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 30, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: June 25, 2003

 34 John Cairncross

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Famous As: British civil servant
Birthdate: July 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
Died: October 8, 1995

 35 Jennifer Gibney

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 36 Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda

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Famous As: Official
Birthdate: November 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rybinsk, Russia
Died: March 15, 1938

 37 Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky

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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: September 11, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Died: July 20, 1926

 38 Stamford Raffles

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Famous As: Former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Birthdate: July 6, 1781
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Morant, Jamaica
Died: July 5, 1826

Stamford Raffles was a British statesman who served as the Lieutenant-Governor of the Dutch East Indies from 1811 to 1816. From 1818 to 1824, he served as the Lieutenant-Governor of Bencoolen. Raffles is best remembered for founding the Straits Settlements and modern Singapore. He also played a major role in the invasion of Java in 1811 during the Napoleonic Wars.

 39 Edward Seymour, 1st duke of Somerset

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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: January 22, 1552

 40 Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha

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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: 1493 AD
Birthplace: Parga, Greece
Died: March 15, 1536

 41 Brian Sandoval

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Redding, California, United States

 42 Louis J. Freeh

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Famous As: Former Director of the FBI
Birthdate: January 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Louis Freeh is an American attorney. From 1991 to 1993, he served as the judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. He started his career as an FBI agent and went on to serve as the director of the FBI from 1993 to 2001. He currently works as a consultant in the private sector.

 43 John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich

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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: November 13, 1718
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Died: April 30, 1792

 44 Richard A. Clarke

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Famous As: Government official
Birthdate: October 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 45 Caspar Weinberger

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: March 28, 2006

 46 Dean Rusk

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cherokee County, Georgia, U.S.
Died: December 20, 1994

 47 Michael Scheuer

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Famous As: Intelligence officer
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States

 48 Archibald Cox

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Famous As: Former Solicitor General of the United States
Birthdate: May 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Died: May 29, 2004

 49 Maxwell D. Taylor

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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: August 26, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Keytesville, Missouri, United States
Died: April 19, 1987

 50 Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis

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Famous As: Governor General
Birthdate: December 10, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 16, 1969
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