Leaders From Alabama

Alabama has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Condoleezza Rice, Mitch McConnell, George Wallace, John Lewis, Fred Thompson and others.

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 1 Condoleezza Rice

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

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.

 2 Fred Thompson

Fred Thompson
Famous As: United States Senator from Tennessee (1994-2003)
Birthdate: August 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 1, 2015

Fred Thompson was an American politician, lobbyist, attorney, columnist, radio personality, and actor. From 1994 to 2003, Thompson served as the United States Senator from Tennessee. As an actor, he played important roles in several films and TV series, such as Law & Order and Barbarians at the Gate.

 3 Martin Luther King III

Martin Luther King III
Famous As: Human Rights Activist
Birthdate: October 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
The American civil rights activist has continued his legendary father Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle for racial equality. Martin Luther King III headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference founded by his father and endorsed Barack Obama’s nomination for American presidency. King fought against police brutality, but he also denounced capital punishment, saying he did not belive in retributional justice.

 4 John Lewis

John Lewis
Famous As: Former United States Representative
Birthdate: February 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 17, 2020

Popularly known as one of the Big Six—leaders of six important civil rights organizations who masterminded the Great March on Washington in 1963—John Lewis played an important role in the civil rights movement that eventually ended racial segregation in the US. Also a statesman, Lewis was honored with many awards, such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 5 Hugo Black

Hugo Black
Famous As: Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Birthdate: February 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 25, 1971

 6 Roy Moore

Roy Moore
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 7 Jeremiah Denton

Jeremiah Denton
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 28, 2014
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 8 George Wallace

George Wallace
Famous As: 45th governor of Alabama, Politician
Birthdate: August 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 13, 1998

Four-time Alabama governor George Wallace was known for his segregationist views. He ran for president multiple times. After an assassination attempt that left him paralyzed, he softened his stance on segregation and appointed two black members in the same cabinet. He remains the fourth longest-tenured U.S. governor in history.

 9 Edmund Pettus

Edmund Pettus
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 6, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 27, 1907

 10 Richard Shelby

Richard Shelby
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus

 11 Terri Sewell

Terri Sewell
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 12 Holland Smith

Holland Smith
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: April 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 12, 1967

 13 Bull Connor

Bull Connor
Famous As: Former Alabama State Representative
Birthdate: July 11, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 10, 1973

 14 Luther Strange

Luther Strange
Famous As: United States Senator
Birthdate: March 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces

 15 Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions
Famous As: Attorney General of the United States
Birthdate: December 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Jeff Sessions is an American lawyer and politician. An important member of the Republican Party, Sessions was the 84th US Attorney General, serving under President Donald Trump's administration. Throughout his political career, Jeff Sessions has played important roles, such as co-sponsoring the bill to award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to civil rights movement activist Rosa Parks.

 16 John Ross

John Ross
Famous As: politician
Birthdate: October 3, 1790
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 1, 1866

 17 Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell
Famous As: Senate Minority Leader
Birthdate: February 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces

Mitch McConnell is a senator from Kentucky. He holds the record for being the longest-serving US senator for Kentucky. He is also the longest-serving leader of Senate Republicans in history. He led opposition to stricter campaign finance laws and was known as an obstructionist during President Barack Obama’s time. He endorses US President Donald Trump, but sometimes also criticises him.

 18 Coleman Young

Coleman Young
Famous As: 66th Mayor of Detroit
Birthdate: May 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 29, 1997

 19 John Hunt Morgan

John Hunt Morgan
Famous As: Military General
Birthdate: June 1, 1825
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 4, 1864

 20 Robert L. Howard

Robert L. Howard
Famous As: Armed force officer
Birthdate: July 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 23, 2009

 21 Claude Pepper

Claude Pepper
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 8, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 30, 1989

 22 Fob James

Fob James
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 15, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo

Apart from being a civil engineer, Fob James was also an entrepreneur, with his own company that manufactured fitness equipment. A talented professional footballer in his younger days, he was also an All-American half-back. He served two terms as the governor of Alabama, once as a Democrat and again, as a Republican.

 23 Hugh Culverhouse

Hugh Culverhouse
Famous As: Businessman, Lawyer
Birthdate: February 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 26, 1994

 24 Alexis Herman

Alexis Herman
Famous As: Politician, Sociologist
Birthdate: July 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer

 25 H. Guy Hunt

H. Guy Hunt
Famous As: 49th Governor of Alabama
Birthdate: June 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 30, 2009

 26 Thomas Hinman Moorer

Thomas Hinman Moorer
Famous As: Admiral and naval aviator in the United States Navy
Birthdate: February 9, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 5, 2004

 27 Oscar Stanton De Priest

Oscar Stanton De Priest
Famous As: American Politician
Birthdate: March 9, 1871
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 12, 1951

 28 Harlan Mathews

Harlan Mathews
Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: January 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 9, 2014

 29 James T. Rapier

James T. Rapier
Famous As: American Politician
Birthdate: November 13, 1837
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 31, 1883

 30 Arthur Wergs Mitchell

Arthur Wergs Mitchell
Famous As: U.S. Representative
Birthdate: December 22, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 9, 1968

 31 Albert Turner

Albert Turner
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: February 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 13, 2000

 32 Floyd Mann

Floyd Mann
Famous As: Security officer
Birthdate: August 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 12, 1996