Leaders From Michigan

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Ben Carson
(U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development (2017 – 2021))
Ben Carson
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Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is credited with many pioneering neurosurgical procedures. He became a Library of Congress “Living Legend” and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He later contested in the 2016 presidential primaries, has authored numerous books, was a Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and earned 60 honorary doctorates.

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Sonny Bono
(One-half of the Popular Singing Duo 'Sonny & Cher')
Sonny Bono
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Birthdate: February 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 5, 1998
Sonny Bono formed the musical duo Sonny & Cher, with his second wife, Cher. They also starred in The Sonny and Cher Show. He also served as the mayor of Palm Springs and a congressman for California's 44th district. The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act was named after him.
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John Conyers
(Politician)
John Conyers
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Birthdate: May 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 27, 2019
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John N. Mitchell
(67th Attorney General of the United States (1969-72))
John N. Mitchell
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Birthdate: September 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 9, 1988
John N. Mitchell served as the U.S. Attorney General under President Nixon, from 1969 to 1972. A qualified lawyer, he had also chaired Nixon’s presidential campaigns. He spent 19 months in prison due to his crimes related to the Watergate scandal. He had served the Navy during World War II.
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Thomas E. Dewey
(47th Governor of New York)
Thomas E. Dewey
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Birthdate: March 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 16, 1971

Thomas E. Dewey was an American politician, prosecutor, and lawyer. A member of the Republican Party, Dewey held the office of the governor of New York between 1943 and 1954. In 1952, Dewey played a major role in helping Dwight D. Eisenhower win the presidential election. After retiring from politics, Dewey served as a corporate lawyer from 1955 to 1971.

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Dan Coats
(Politician, Diplomat)
Dan Coats
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Birthdate: May 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Huma Abedin
(Political Staffer and Vice Chair of Hillary Clinton's 2016 US Presidential Campaign)
Huma Abedin
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Birthdate: July 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo

Political staffer, Huma Abedin, is known for being one of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides. She was the vice-chair of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign for president of the United States. An alumnus of the George Washington University, she first started working with Clinton in 1996 and has since been a trusted advisor to her. She considers Clinton her mentor. 

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 8 
Brian Schatz
(Politician)
Brian Schatz
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Birthdate: October 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
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Richard Grenell
(Spokesman)
Richard Grenell
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Birthdate: September 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Justin Amash
(Politician)
Justin Amash
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Birthdate: April 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
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Gary Peters
(Politician)
Gary Peters
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Birthdate: December 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Keith Ellison
(politician, lawyer)
Keith Ellison
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Birthdate: August 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
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Rick Snyder
(Politician)
Rick Snyder
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Birthdate: August 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
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Erik Prince
(Businessman)
Erik Prince
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Birthdate: June 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Ralph Bunche
(Political Scientist)
Ralph Bunche
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Birthdate: August 7, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 9, 1971
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Betsy DeVos
(11th United States Secretary of Education (2017 - 2021))
Betsy DeVos
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Birthdate: January 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Betsy DeVos, the current United States Secretary of Education, is famous for her support for school voucher programs, school choice, and charter schools. Also known for her philanthropy and activism, Betsy DeVos launched the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in 1989. The foundation donates to hospitals, arts organizations, health research, Christian schools, etc.

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Kwame Kilpatrick
(Mayor of Detroit (2002-08))
Kwame Kilpatrick
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Birthdate: June 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini

Former politician, Kwame Kilpatrick, served as the mayor of Detroit from 2002 to 2008. Previously, he had been a Democratic Michigan state representative. A controversial person, he was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in 2008 and had to step down as mayor. In 2013, he was again convicted of many federal felony counts.

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Rashida Tlaib
(Politician)
Rashida Tlaib
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Birthdate: July 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
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Jim Bridenstine
(Politician)
Jim Bridenstine
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Birthdate: June 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Debbie Stabenow
(Politician)
Debbie Stabenow
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Birthdate: April 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Tom Price
(Politician)
Tom Price
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Birthdate: October 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
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Mitt Romney
(United States Senator from Utah)
Mitt Romney
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Birthdate: March 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces

Mitt Romney is currently the United States senator from Utah. He was the Massachusetts Governor from 2003-2007 and was also the Republican Party's candidate for the 2012 Presidential elections, but eventually lost to Barack Obama. He created history when he voted to convict US President Donald Trump—from his own party—for abuse of power in the January 2020 impeachment trial.

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Gretchen Whitmer
(Politician)
Gretchen Whitmer
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Birthdate: August 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
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William Talman
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Birthdate: February 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 30, 1968
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Carl Levin
(Politician, Lawyer)
Carl Levin
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Birthdate: June 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 29, 2021
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Jon Runyan
(Politician)
Jon Runyan
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Birthdate: November 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Michelle Rhee
(Educator, Politician)
Michelle Rhee
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Birthdate: December 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Pia Cayetano
(Radio personality, Lawyer)
Pia Cayetano
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Birthdate: March 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
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Jon Runyan Sr.
(Politician, Football player)
Jon Runyan Sr.
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Birthdate: November 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Perle Mesta
(Socialite)
Perle Mesta
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Birthdate: October 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 16, 1975
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Pete Dawkins
(American football player, Politician)
Pete Dawkins
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Birthdate: March 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Arthur Vandenberg
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Birthdate: March 22, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 18, 1951
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Charles Diggs
(Politician)
Charles Diggs
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Birthdate: December 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 24, 1998
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Fred Arbanas
(American football player)
Fred Arbanas
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Birthdate: January 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 17, 2021
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Agnes Nestor
(Politician)
Agnes Nestor
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Birthdate: June 24, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 28, 1948
Michigan has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include John N. Mitchell, Ben Carson, Mitt Romney, Sonny Bono, Huma Abedin and others.