Leaders From Minnesota

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Minnesota has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Jesse Ventura, Walter Mondale, Amy Klobuchar, Tim Kaine, William O. Douglas and others.
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Jesse Ventura
(38th Governor of Minnesota)
Jesse Ventura
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Birthdate: July 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer

WWE legend Jesse Ventura, known by his ring name “The Body,” also served as the mayor of Brooklyn from 1991 to 1995 and as the governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. He had previously served the U.S. Navy. He has also appeared in films and written several books.

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William O. Douglas
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
William O. Douglas
4
Birthdate: October 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 19, 1980
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Walter Mondale
(42nd Vice President of the United States (1977–1981))
Walter Mondale
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Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 19, 2021

The 42nd vice president of the US, Walter Mondale is a lawyer by profession. Walter Mondale's interesting political career and his involvement in the infamous Apollo 1 accident, which occurred on 27 January 1967, have inspired several works of art, including the 1998 miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, where Mondale was played by John Slattery.

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Mark Dayton
(Political Leader)
Mark Dayton
4
Birthdate: January 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 5 
Heidi Heitkamp
(Business Woman)
Heidi Heitkamp
3
Birthdate: October 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 6 
Amy Klobuchar
(American Lawyer, Politician and First Woman to be Elected as a Senator from Minnesota)
Amy Klobuchar
35
Birthdate: May 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Politician and lawyer Amy Klobuchar became the first elected female U.S. senator from Minnesota in 2007. She has earlier served as the Hennepin County attorney. She contested in the Democratic presidential primaries in 2020, before withdrawing to endorse Joe Biden. She has authored two books and has won numerous awards.
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Tim Pawlenty
(lawyer, politician)
Tim Pawlenty
3
Birthdate: November 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Aaron Schock
(Politician)
Aaron Schock
4
Birthdate: May 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Tim Kaine
(United States Senator from Virginia)
Tim Kaine
29
Birthdate: February 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces

Democratic politician and Virginia senator Tim Kaine was the vice-presidential running mate to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. election, but the duo lost to Republican Donald Trump and Mike Pence. The Harvard alumnus has also taught law and served as the mayor of Richmond and the governor of Virginia.

 10 
Ron Johnson
(Politician, Businessman)
Ron Johnson
1
Birthdate: April 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
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Gus Hall
(Politician)
Gus Hall
3
Birthdate: October 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 13, 2000
 12 
Dave Reichert
(Politician)
Dave Reichert
3
Birthdate: August 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
 13 
Glen Taylor
(Entrepreneur)
Glen Taylor
4
Birthdate: April 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
 14 
Bud Wilkinson
(Football coach)
Bud Wilkinson
2
Birthdate: April 23, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 9, 1994
 15 
George Papandreou
(Former Prime Minister of Greece (2009 - 2011))
George Papandreou
5
Birthdate: June 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini

George Papandreou is a Greek politician who is currently serving as the President of the Socialist International (SI). From 2009 to 2011, he served as the Prime Minister of Greece. He has also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs on two occasions.

 16 
Harold Edward Stassen
3
Birthdate: April 13, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 4, 2001
 17 
Mark Kennedy
(A former member of the United States House of Representatives)
Mark Kennedy
2
Birthdate: April 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
 18 
Madeleine Bordallo
(U.S. House of Representatives from Guam's at-large district 2003 - 2019)
Madeleine Bordallo
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Birthdate: May 31, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Julie Anne Genter
(American-born New Zealand Politician)
Julie Anne Genter
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Birthdate: December 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

In late 2021, New Zealand politician Julie Anne Genter made headlines after she cycled her way to Auckland Hospital while in labor. Born in the US, she later studied in France and New Zealand. The Green Party MP has previously served as a minister for women.

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Maurice Hubert Stans
(Accountant and Civil servant)
Maurice Hubert Stans
2
Birthdate: March 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 14, 1998
 21 
Lauris Norstad
1
Birthdate: March 24, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 12, 1988
 22 
Orville Freeman
(Politician)
Orville Freeman
0
Birthdate: May 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 20, 2003
 23 
William J. Whaling
(Military Leader)
William J. Whaling
1
Birthdate: February 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 20, 1989
 24 
Frank Orren Lowden
1
Birthdate: January 26, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 20, 1943
 25 
Dale Gardner
(Astronaut)
Dale Gardner
1
Birthdate: November 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 19, 2014
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Edward Hanson
(28th Governor of American Samoa)
Edward Hanson
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Birthdate: February 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 18, 1959
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William Benton
(Politician)
William Benton
0
Birthdate: April 1, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 18, 1973
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Ralph Helstein
(Politician)
Ralph Helstein
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Birthdate: December 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 14, 1985