Leaders From Maryland

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Maryland has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Nancy Pelosi, Spiro Agnew, Michael Flynn, Sargent Shriver, Michael Steele and others.
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 1 
Raymond A. Spruance
(Navy admiral during World War II)
Raymond A. Spruance
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Birthdate: July 3, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 13, 1969
 2 
Michael Flynn
(24th United States National Security Advisor (Jan 2017 - Feb 2017))
Michael Flynn
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Birthdate: December 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Michael Flynn is a retired US Army lieutenant general who played a key role in dismantling insurgent networks in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He also helped shape the US counterterrorism strategy in the wars. He also played a major role in the 2016 US presidential election, serving as Donald Trump's senior advisor throughout the latter's presidential campaign.

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Elijah Cummings
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives From Maryland's 7th District)
Elijah Cummings
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Birthdate: January 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 17, 2017

Elijah Cummings was an important and influential American politician and advocate of civil rights. Such was his impact on American politics that after his death, he became the first black lawmaker to be honored with a state funeral at the United States Capitol. His official funeral was attended by personalities like Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton.

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Sargent Shriver
(American Politician and United States Ambassador to France (1968–1970))
Sargent Shriver
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Birthdate: November 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 18, 2011
Sargent Shriver was part of the Kennedy family, as the husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy. He was part of the U.S. Navy and also worked as an assistant editor at Newsweek. He developed many anti-poverty programs and was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1972.
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John Hanson
(Politician)
John Hanson
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Birthdate: April 14, 1721
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 15, 1783
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Michael Steele
(Politician)
Michael Steele
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Birthdate: October 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Michael Steele was the first African-American to chair the Republican National Committee, from 2009 to 2011. He has also worked with MSNBC, Fox News, and the online magazine The Root. He was the lieutenant governor of Maryland, from 2003 to 2007, and a partner at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.
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Spiro Agnew
(39th Vice President of the United States (1969-1973))
Spiro Agnew
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Birthdate: November 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 17, 1996
Spiro Agnew served as the U.S. vice-president under Richard Nixon, from 1969 to 1973; the governor of Maryland; and a Baltimore County executive. In 1973, he was forced to resign due to allegations of bribery, criminal conspiracy, extortion, and tax fraud. He wrote an autobiography and a novel, defending himself.
 8 
John Bolton
(26th United States National Security Advisor)
John Bolton
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Birthdate: November 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
The former National Security Advisor to US president Donald Trump, John Bolton previously also served as the interim US Ambassador to the UN. Considered a war hawk, he actively pushed for America’s invasion of Iraq and advocated for regime change in countries like Syria, Libya and North Korea. His memoir about his tenure in the Trump administration attracted tremendous attention.
 9 
John Dickinson
(Founding Father of the United States)
John Dickinson
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Birthdate: November 13, 1732
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 14, 1808
 10 
Maura Healey
(Politician)
Maura Healey
3
Birthdate: February 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 11 
Barbara Mikulski
(Former United States Senator)
Barbara Mikulski
3
Birthdate: July 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
 12 
Kweisi Mfume
(American Politician)
Kweisi Mfume
3
Birthdate: October 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
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Birthdate: September 19, 1737
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 14, 1832
 14 
Samuel Chase
(Founding Father of the United States and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1796 - 1811))
Samuel Chase
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Birthdate: April 17, 1741
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 19, 1811

Samuel Chase was one of the founding fathers of the USA. From 1796 to 1811, he served as the Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was also a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence.

 15 
Ben Cardin
(Politician)
Ben Cardin
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Birthdate: October 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
 16 
Nancy Pelosi
(Only Woman in U.S. History to Serve as Speaker of the House)
Nancy Pelosi
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Birthdate: March 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries

A congresswoman from California and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi is a member of the Democratic Party. She is the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history and the only woman in US history to serve as the speaker. She played a key role in the passage of the 2010 Tax Relief Act.

 17 
Christine Fox
(Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense (2013-2014))
Christine Fox
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Birthdate: May 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
 18 
James Wilkinson
(American Soldier and 1st Governor of Louisiana Territory (1805 - 1807))
James Wilkinson
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Birthdate: March 24, 1757
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 28, 1825

James Wilkinson served the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and also revealed Aaron Burr’s conspiracy to the U.S. government. While he worked against the Spanish people as part of the U.S. army, he was later revealed to be a Spanish spy, also known as Number Thirteen.

 19 
Frank Perdue
(Business Leader)
Frank Perdue
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Birthdate: May 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 31, 2005
 20 
Paul Sarbanes
(Politician)
Paul Sarbanes
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Birthdate: February 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 6, 2020
 21 
Margaret Taylor
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Margaret Taylor
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Birthdate: September 21, 1788
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 14, 1852
 22 
Raphael Semmes
(Confederate naval officer)
Raphael Semmes
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Birthdate: September 27, 1809
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 30, 1877
 23 
Thomas Johnson
(Governor)
Thomas Johnson
2
Birthdate: November 4, 1732
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 26, 1819
 24 
Charles Joseph Bonaparte
(46th United States Attorney General (1906 - 1909) and 37th United States Secretary of the Navy (1905 and 1906))
Charles Joseph Bonaparte
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Birthdate: June 9, 1851
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 28, 1921

The grandnephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, Charles Joseph Bonaparte was a French-American lawyer and political activist, born and raised in Baltimore. Founder of Baltimore Reform League, his works attracted Theodore Roosevelt’s admiration and serving as U.S. Secretary of the Navy and Attorney General during the latter’s tenure as President, he established Bureau of Investigation, later Day FBI, prosecuting many antitrust suits.

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Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II
(French-American Military Officer Who Served in the Army of Emperor Napoleon III)
Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II
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Birthdate: November 5, 1830
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 3, 1893

Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II was a French-American military officer who belonged to the American branch of the House of Bonaparte. He served in the US Army as well as in the French Army. Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II is best remembered for serving in the army of Emperor Napoleon III, fighting in major wars, including the Crimean War and Franco-Prussian War. 

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Franklin Buchanan
(Naval Officer)
Franklin Buchanan
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Birthdate: September 17, 1800
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 11, 1874
 27 
George Read
(Politician)
George Read
2
Birthdate: September 18, 1733
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 21, 1798
 28 
Reverdy Johnson
(Attorney General)
Reverdy Johnson
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Birthdate: May 21, 1796
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 10, 1876
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John Pendleton Kennedy
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Birthdate: October 25, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 18, 1870
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Stephen Allen Benson
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Birthdate: May 21, 1816
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 24, 1865
 31 
Joseph Galloway
(Politician)
Joseph Galloway
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Birthdate: 1731 AD
Died: August 10, 1803
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Parren James Mitchell
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Birthdate: April 29, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 28, 2007
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Gabriel Duvall
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Birthdate: December 6, 1752
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 6, 1844
 34 
William Pinkney
(Statesman)
William Pinkney
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Birthdate: March 17, 1764
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 25, 1822
 35 
Daniel Bashiel Warner
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Birthdate: April 19, 1815
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 1, 1880
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Garretson W. Gibson
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Birthdate: May 20, 1832
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 26, 1910
 37 
Anna Ella Carroll
(Politician)
Anna Ella Carroll
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Birthdate: August 29, 1815
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 19, 1894
 38 
Henry Winter Davis
(Politician)
Henry Winter Davis
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Birthdate: August 16, 1817
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 30, 1865
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Samuel Ford McGill
(Politician, Businessperson)
Samuel Ford McGill
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Birthdate: 1815
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 26, 1871