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.

 1 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 Susan Rice

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Famous As: Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Birthdate: November 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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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 3 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.

 4 Gina Haspel

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Famous As: Intelligence officer, Paralegal
Birthdate: October 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 5 Ramsey Clark

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

 6 Rex W. Tillerson

Rex W. Tillerson
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Famous As: Former United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: March 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 7 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.

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 8 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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 9 John O Brennan

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

 10 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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 11 Pontius Pilatus

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

 12 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.
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 13 Linda Tripp

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

 14 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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 15 Denis McDonough

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

 16 Robert Moses

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Famous As: Public Official
Birthdate: December 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 29, 1981
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 17 Joseph D. Pistone

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Famous As: Law Enforcement Agent
Birthdate: September 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 18 Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Turkmen
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 19 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.

 20 Mark Felt

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Famous As: FBI Agent
Birthdate: August 17, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: December 18, 2008
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 21 Louis J. Freeh

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

 22 Millvina Dean

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

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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: March 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 24 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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 25 Archibald Douglas, 6th earl of Angus

Archibald Douglas, 6th earl of Angus
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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: 1489 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Died: January 22, 1557

 26 Lester Garfield Maddox

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 30, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: June 25, 2003
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 27 Melvin Purvis

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

 28 John O. Brennan

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Famous As: Intelligence official
Birthdate: September 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 29 Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha

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

 30 Bill Richardson

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 31 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

 32 Rosa DeLauro

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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 33 Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky

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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: September 11, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Belarusian, Russian
Died: July 20, 1926

 34 Caspar Weinberger

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: March 28, 2006
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 35 Lord Curzon

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Famous As: Former Viceroy of India
Birthdate: January 11, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: March 20, 1925

 36 Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda

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

 37 Chiune Sugihara

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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 1, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese
Died: July 31, 1986

 38 H. R. Haldeman

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Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: October 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: November 12, 1993

 39 Shaun Donovan

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Famous As: Government official
Birthdate: January 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 40 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

 41 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

 42 William Colby

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

 43 Iris Weinshall

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Famous As: CEO of The New York Public Library
Birthdate: September 5, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 44 Tom C. Clark

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: September 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: June 13, 1977

 45 Richard Helms

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Famous As: Government official
Birthdate: March 30, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: October 22, 2002

 46 Brian Sandoval

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

 47 Maxwell D. Taylor

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

 48 Richard A. Clarke

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Famous As: Government official
Birthdate: October 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 49 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

 50 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
Nationality: Libyan
Died: May 20, 2012
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