Leaders From Alabama

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Alabama has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Mitch McConnell, Condoleezza Rice, George Wallace, Fred Thompson, John Lewis and others.
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Condoleezza Rice
(66th United States Secretary of State (2005-09))
Condoleezza Rice
64
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.

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Fred Thompson
(Former United States Senator from Tennessee (1994 - 2003))
Fred Thompson
8
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
(Human Rights Activist)
Martin Luther King III
12
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
(Former United States Representative)
John Lewis
28
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 
Jeremiah Denton
(Politician)
Jeremiah Denton
5
Birthdate: July 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 28, 2014
 6 
Hugo Black
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Hugo Black
3
Birthdate: February 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 25, 1971
 7 
Roy Moore
(Politician)
Roy Moore
5
Birthdate: February 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 8 
George Wallace
(45th governor of Alabama, Politician)
George Wallace
13
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.

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Holland Smith
(Officer)
Holland Smith
3
Birthdate: April 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 12, 1967
 10 
Edmund Pettus
(Politician)
Edmund Pettus
3
Birthdate: July 6, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 27, 1907
 11 
Terri Sewell
(Politician)
Terri Sewell
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 12 
Richard Shelby
(Politician)
Richard Shelby
4
Birthdate: May 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
 13 
Bull Connor
(Former Alabama State Representative)
Bull Connor
3
Birthdate: July 11, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 10, 1973
 14 
Luther Strange
(United States Senator)
Luther Strange
3
Birthdate: March 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
 15 
John Ross
(politician)
John Ross
3
Birthdate: October 3, 1790
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 1, 1866
 16 
Mitch McConnell
(United States Senate Minority Leader)
Mitch McConnell
52
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.

 17 
Jeff Sessions
(Attorney General of the United States)
Jeff Sessions
26
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.

 18 
Coleman Young
(66th Mayor of Detroit)
Coleman Young
3
Birthdate: May 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 29, 1997
 19 
John Hunt Morgan
(Military General)
John Hunt Morgan
3
Birthdate: June 1, 1825
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 4, 1864
 20 
Robert L. Howard
(Armed force officer)
Robert L. Howard
3
Birthdate: July 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 23, 2009
 21 
Fob James
(Politician)
Fob James
2
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.

 22 
Claude Pepper
(Politician)
Claude Pepper
2
Birthdate: September 8, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 30, 1989
 23 
Hugh Culverhouse
(Businessman, Lawyer)
Hugh Culverhouse
0
Birthdate: February 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 26, 1994
 24 
Alexis Herman
(Politician, Sociologist)
Alexis Herman
2
Birthdate: July 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
 25 
Thomas Hinman Moorer
(Admiral and naval aviator in the United States Navy)
Thomas Hinman Moorer
2
Birthdate: February 9, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 5, 2004
 26 
H. Guy Hunt
(49th Governor of Alabama)
H. Guy Hunt
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Birthdate: June 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 30, 2009
 27 
Oscar Stanton De Priest
(American Politician)
Oscar Stanton De Priest
2
Birthdate: March 9, 1871
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 12, 1951
 28 
Harlan Mathews
(Politician, Lawyer)
Harlan Mathews
0
Birthdate: January 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 9, 2014
 29 
James T. Rapier
(American Politician)
James T. Rapier
1
Birthdate: November 13, 1837
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 31, 1883
 30 
Arthur Wergs Mitchell
(U.S. Representative)
Arthur Wergs Mitchell
0
Birthdate: December 22, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 9, 1968
 31 
Albert Turner
(Activist)
Albert Turner
0
Birthdate: February 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 13, 2000
 32 
Floyd Mann
(Security officer)
Floyd Mann
0
Birthdate: August 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 12, 1996