Leaders From Kansas

Kansas has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Bobby Lashley, Bob Dole, Stanley A McChrystal, Charles Curtis, Sam Brownback and others.

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 1 Bob Dole

Bob Dole
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Famous As: United States Senator from Kansas (1969-1996)
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.

 2 Stanley A McChrystal

Stanley A McChrystal
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Famous As: Retired Armed Force Officer
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.

 3 Gary Hart

Gary Hart
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 4 Bobby Lashley

Bobby Lashley
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Wrestler and MMA legend Bobby Lashley has won titles such as the ECW World Championship, the TNA/Impact World Heavyweight Championship, and the WWE US Championship. He currently plays for Raw under WWE, as part of stable The Hurt Business. He has headlined events such as Bound for Glory.

 5 Robert M. Gates

Robert M. Gates
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra

 6 Earl Woods

Earl Woods
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Famous As: Military personnel
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.

 7 Ron Wyden

Ron Wyden
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
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 8 Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter
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Famous As: United States Senator from Pennsylvania
Birthdate: February 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 14, 2012

 9 Charles Curtis

Charles Curtis
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Famous As: Former Vice President of the United States
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.

 10 Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 10, 1946

 11 Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback
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Famous As: 46th Governor of Kansas
Birthdate: September 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo

 12 Pat Roberts

Pat Roberts
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: April 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus

 13 Jerry Moran

Jerry Moran
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Famous As: Senator
Birthdate: May 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini

 14 Earl Browder

Earl Browder
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: May 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 27, 1973

 15 Marlin Fitzwater

Marlin Fitzwater
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Famous As: Former White House Press Secretary
Birthdate: November 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 16 Edgar Lee Masters

Edgar Lee Masters
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Famous As: American attorney
Birthdate: August 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 5, 1950

 17 John C. H. Lee

John C. H. Lee
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Famous As: Military engineer
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.

 18 Stephen P. Clark

Stephen P. Clark
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Famous As: Mayor
Birthdate: November 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 4, 1996

 19 Ron Walters

Ron Walters
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 10, 2010