Leaders From Kansas

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Kansas has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Bob Dole, Stanley A McChrystal, Charles Curtis, Sam Brownback, Gary Hart and others.
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Bob Dole
(United States Senator from Kansas from 1969 to 1996)
Bob Dole
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Birthdate: July 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 5, 2021

Bob Dole is an American retired politician who remains active in public life. Before commencing his political career, Dole served in the United States Army during World War II. For his service in the army and later as a politician, Bob Dole has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Presidential Citizens Medal.

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Stanley A McChrystal
(Retired Armed Force Officer)
Stanley A McChrystal
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Birthdate: August 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo

Retired United States Army general, Stanley A McChrysta,l is best known for his command of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) during the 2000s. He was described as "perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever met" by Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Following his retirement, he began teaching courses in international relations at Yale University.

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Gary Hart
(Politician)
Gary Hart
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Birthdate: November 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Robert M. Gates
(Politician)
Robert M. Gates
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Birthdate: September 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
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Earl Woods
(Father of Tiger Woods)
Earl Woods
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Birthdate: March 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 3, 2006

Better known as the father of renowned golfer Tiger Woods, Earl Woods had initially been a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. He excelled in baseball in college and learned to play golf much later, at 42. Addicted to the sport, he taught it to his son, who later became a golf legend.

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Ron Wyden
(Politician)
Ron Wyden
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Birthdate: May 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Arlen Specter
(United States Senator from Pennsylvania)
Arlen Specter
4
Birthdate: February 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 14, 2012
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Walter Johnson
(Baseball player)
Walter Johnson
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Birthdate: November 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 10, 1946
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Charles Curtis
(Former Vice President of the United States)
Charles Curtis
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Birthdate: January 25, 1860
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 8, 1936
Charles Curtis served as the U.S. vice president from 1929 to 1933, becoming the first Native American person and the first person of color to hold the post. A qualified attorney, he served as the senate majority leader from 1924 to 1929. He also helped pass the 1898 Curtis Act.
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Jim Ryun
(American Former Republican Politician and Olympic Track and Field Athlete)
Jim Ryun
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Birthdate: April 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus

Jim Ryun is an American former track and field athlete who won a silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics. At the peak of his career, Ryun was considered one of the top middle-distance runners in the world. He later became a politician and served in the US House of Representatives. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2020.

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Sam Brownback
(46th Governor of Kansas)
Sam Brownback
3
Birthdate: September 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Pat Roberts
(Political Leader)
Pat Roberts
3
Birthdate: April 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
 13 
Jerry Moran
(Senator)
Jerry Moran
3
Birthdate: May 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Earl Browder
(Political leader)
Earl Browder
3
Birthdate: May 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 27, 1973
 15 
Marlin Fitzwater
(Former White House Press Secretary)
Marlin Fitzwater
2
Birthdate: November 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Edgar Lee Masters
(American attorney)
Edgar Lee Masters
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Birthdate: August 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 5, 1950
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John C. H. Lee
(American Army Engineer)
John C. H. Lee
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Birthdate: August 1, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 30, 1958

An army engineer, John C. H. Lee eventually became a lieutenant-general and presided over the ComZ during World War II. He also prepared the US troops for the Normandy Invasion. However, critics often accused him of leading a lavish lifestyle, splurging on hotels and food, amid war.

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Stephen P. Clark
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Birthdate: November 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 4, 1996
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Ron Walters
(Author)
Ron Walters
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Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 10, 2010