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 A. Jewell

Richard A. Jewell
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Famous As: Police Officer
Birthdate: December 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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
Nationality: American
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
Nationality: American
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: Virgo
Nationality: American

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 Pontius Pilatus

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Famous As: Official
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Italian, Ancient Roman
Died: 0039 AD

 6 Dana Perino

Dana Perino
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Famous As: Former White House Press Secretary
Birthdate: May 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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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 7 Gina Haspel

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Famous As: Intelligence officer, Paralegal
Birthdate: October 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 8 Javier Peña

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Famous As: Deputy Sheriff
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Nationality: American
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 9 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
Nationality: American
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.

 10 Mark Felt

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Famous As: FBI Agent
Birthdate: August 17, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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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 11 Stephanie Grisham

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Famous As: White House Press Secretary
Birthdate: 1977 AD
Nationality: American

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.

 12 Alois Hitler

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Famous As: Adolf Hitler's Father
Birthdate: June 7, 1837
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Austrian
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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 13 H. R. McMaster

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Famous As: Former US National Security Advisor
Birthdate: July 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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.

 14 Steve Murphy

Steve Murphy
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Famous As: Civil Servant, Law Enforcement Consultant
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Nationality: American
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 15 Linda Tripp

Linda Tripp
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Famous As: Civil servant
Birthdate: November 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 16 James Brady

James Brady
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Famous As: White House Press Secretary
Birthdate: August 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: August 4, 2014
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 17 John O Brennan

John O Brennan
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Famous As: Former Director of CIA
Birthdate: September 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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. 

 18 Andrew McCabe

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Famous As: Attorney, Former FBI Deputy Director
Birthdate: March 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

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 John Bolton

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Famous As: Former National Security Advisor
Birthdate: November 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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.

 20 Robert Moses

Robert Moses
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Famous As: Public Official
Birthdate: December 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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.

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 21 Millvina Dean

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Famous As: Cartographer
Birthdate: February 2, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: May 31, 2009

 22 Melvin Purvis

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Famous As: FBI agent
Birthdate: October 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: February 29, 1960
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 23 Scooter Libby

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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: August 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 24 Henry Paulson

Henry Paulson
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: March 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 25 Denis McDonough

Denis McDonough
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Famous As: Civil servant
Birthdate: December 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 26 Chiune Sugihara

Chiune Sugihara
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 1, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese
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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 27 Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Turkmen

 28 Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 29 Joycelyn Elders

Joycelyn Elders
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Famous As: Pediatrician
Birthdate: August 13, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 30 H. R. Haldeman

H. R. Haldeman
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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: October 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: November 12, 1993
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 31 Lester Garfield Maddox

Lester Garfield Maddox
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 30, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: June 25, 2003

 32 John Cairncross

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Famous As: British civil servant
Birthdate: July 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: October 8, 1995
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 33 Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda

Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda
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Famous As: Official
Birthdate: November 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Russian
Died: March 15, 1938

 34 Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky

Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: September 11, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Belarusian, Russian
Died: July 20, 1926
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 35 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
Nationality: Jamaican, British
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.

 36 Edward Seymour, 1st duke of Somerset

Edward Seymour, 1st duke of Somerset
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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Nationality: British
Died: January 22, 1552

 37 Ramsey Clark

Ramsey Clark
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Famous As: American lawyer
Birthdate: December 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 38 Yashwant Sinha

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

 39 Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha

Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha
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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: 1493 AD
Nationality: Greek, Turkish
Died: March 15, 1536

 40 Brian Sandoval

Brian Sandoval
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 41 Louis J. Freeh

Louis J. Freeh
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Famous As: Former Director of the FBI
Birthdate: January 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

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.

 42 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
Nationality: British
Died: April 30, 1792

 43 Richard A. Clarke

Richard A. Clarke
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Famous As: Government official
Birthdate: October 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 44 Caspar Weinberger

Caspar Weinberger
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: March 28, 2006

 45 Dean Rusk

Dean Rusk
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: December 20, 1994

 46 Archibald Cox

Archibald Cox
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Famous As: Former Solicitor General of the United States
Birthdate: May 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: May 29, 2004

 47 Michael Scheuer

Michael Scheuer
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Famous As: Intelligence officer
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Nationality: American

 48 Maxwell D. Taylor

Maxwell D. Taylor
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: August 26, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: April 19, 1987

 49 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
Nationality: British
Died: June 16, 1969

 50 William Colby

William Colby
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Famous As: Intelligence officer
Birthdate: January 4, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: April 27, 1996
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