Leaders From Colorado

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Colorado has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Lord Byron, John Kerry, Alan K. Simpson, John Dingell, Matt Bevin and others.
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Lord Byron
(Baron Byron)
Lord Byron
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Birthdate: January 22, 1788
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 19, 1824

Widely considered one of the greatest British poets of all time, Lord Byron remains influential as his works are widely read even today. He was also one of the most important personalities of the Romantic Movement. He is also known for his role in the Greek War of Independence, for which the Greeks consider him a national hero.

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Matt Bevin
(62nd Governor of Kentucky)
Matt Bevin
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Birthdate: January 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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John Eisenhower
(Diplomat, Military historian, Author, Writer, Biographer)
John Eisenhower
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Birthdate: August 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 21, 2013

U.S. Army officer John Eisenhower was the son of military-general-turned-president Dwight D. Eisenhower. He had donned many hats, from teaching English to serving on his father's White House staff. He also assisted his father in writing his memoirs and had been the American ambassador to Belgium, too.

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Cory Gardner
(Politician)
Cory Gardner
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Birthdate: August 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
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Alan K. Simpson
(Former United States Senator)
Alan K. Simpson
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Birthdate: September 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
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John Dingell
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan (1955-2015))
John Dingell
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Birthdate: July 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 7, 2019
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Jared Polis
(Political Leader)
Jared Polis
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Birthdate: May 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Scott Walker
(45th Governor of Wisconsin)
Scott Walker
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Birthdate: November 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Arleigh Albert Burke
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Birthdate: October 19, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 1, 1996
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John Kerry
(68th United States Secretary of State)
John Kerry
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Birthdate: December 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

The 68th US Secretary of State, John Kerry first gained attention as a war veteran turned anti-war advocate. After winning three Purple Heart Medals, Bronze Star Medal and the Silver Star Medal for his efforts in the Vietnam War, John Kerry became an anti-war activist and played a major role in the Vietnam Veterans Against the War organization.

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Rodolfo Gonzales
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Birthdate: June 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 12, 2005
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Ken Salazar
(Politician)
Ken Salazar
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Birthdate: March 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Tom Tancredo
(Politician)
Tom Tancredo
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Birthdate: December 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Roger Montoya
(Politician, Gymnast)
Roger Montoya
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Birthdate: February 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Politician Roger Montoya had begun training in gymnastics at age 7. He was a talented painter, too, and later also studied dance. A gay man, he also appeared in a couple of gay porn films and was later diagnosed with HIV. He has also invested in educational and charitable initiatives.