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 Wyatt Earp

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. 

 2 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.

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 3 Dana Perino

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.

 4 John F. Kelly

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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 5 Stephanie Grisham

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.

 6 Alois Hitler

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.

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 7 Mark Felt

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.

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 8 H. R. McMaster

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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 9 Javier Peña

Javier Peña
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Famous As: Deputy Sheriff
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Kingsville, Texas, United States

 10 Susan Rice

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.
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 11 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

 12 Millvina Dean

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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 13 Steve Murphy

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

 14 Linda Tripp

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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 15 Scooter Libby

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

 16 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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 17 John Bolton

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.

 18 Andrew McCabe

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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 19 Joycelyn Elders

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.

 20 Melvin Purvis

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
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 21 Lester Garfield Maddox

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

 22 H. R. Haldeman

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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 23 Bill Richardson

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

 24 Jennifer Gibney

Jennifer Gibney
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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 25 Stamford Raffles

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.

 26 Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha

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

 27 Louis J. Freeh

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.

 28 Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda

Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda
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Famous As: Official
Birthdate: November 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rybinsk, Russia
Died: March 15, 1938
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 29 Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky

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

Bolshevik revolutionary Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky, also known as Iron Felix, was born into a Polish noble family. Though Lenin considered him a hero, he often disagreed with Lenin’s views. He had been the director of Cheka. He died of a heart attack after finishing a 2-hour speech.

 30 Caspar Weinberger

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
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 31 Richard A. Clarke

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

 32 Edward Seymour, 1st duke of Somerset

Edward Seymour, 1st duke of Somerset
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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: January 22, 1552
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 33 John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich

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

 34 Brian Sandoval

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

 35 Dean Rusk

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

 36 Michael Scheuer

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

 37 Archibald Cox

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

 38 Maxwell D. Taylor

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

 39 Rosa DeLauro

Rosa DeLauro
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

 40 George Everest

George Everest
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Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: July 4, 1790
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 1, 1866

George Everest was a British geographer and surveyor. From 1830 to 1843, he served as Surveyor General of India. His work and contributions were honored by naming Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, after him.

 41 Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis

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

 42 William Colby

William Colby
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Famous As: Intelligence officer
Birthdate: January 4, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota, United States U.S.
Died: April 27, 1996

 43 Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf

Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf
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Famous As: Governor
Birthdate: 0661 AD
Birthplace: Taif, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0714 AD

 44 Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi
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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: April 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tripoli, Libya
Died: May 20, 2012

 45 Richard Helms

Richard Helms
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Famous As: Government official
Birthdate: March 30, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: nowrap St. Davids, Pennsylvania St. Davids, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: October 22, 2002

 46 Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha
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Famous As: Former Minister of Finance of India
Birthdate: November 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Patna, India

 47 Georges-Eugène Haussmann

Georges-Eugène Haussmann
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Famous As: Official
Birthdate: March 27, 1809
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 11, 1891

 48 James Andrew Broun Ramsay, marquess and 10th earl of Dalhousie

James Andrew Broun Ramsay, marquess and 10th earl of Dalhousie
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Famous As: Governor-general of India
Birthdate: April 22, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dalhousie Castle, Scotland
Died: December 19, 1860

 49 Boxcar Willie

Boxcar Willie
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ellis County, Texas, U.S.
Died: April 12, 1999

 50 L. Patrick Gray

L. Patrick Gray
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Famous As: Government official
Birthdate: July 18, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 6, 2005
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