Leaders From Missouri

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Missouri has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Harry S. Truman, Budd Dwyer, John J. Pershing, Omar Bradley, Maxine Waters and others.
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John J. Pershing
(Former Military Officer Who Served as the Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces During World War I)
John J. Pershing
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Birthdate: September 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 15, 1948

John J. Pershing was a senior United States Army officer who served as the commander of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in World War I. In his later years, he mentored generals who led the United States Army during World War II.  He was promoted to General of the Armies rank, the highest possible rank in the United States Army. 

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Harry S. Truman
(33rd President of the United States)
Harry S. Truman
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Birthdate: May 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 26, 1972

Harry Truman was the US president from 1945 to 1953 and his administration successfully guided the US economy through the post-war challenges. He established the Truman Doctrine to contain Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War. He authorised the first and only use of nuclear weapons during a war when he sanctioned bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.

 3 
Omar Bradley
(1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949-53))
Omar Bradley
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Birthdate: February 12, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 8, 1981
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Dale Dye
(Actor)
Dale Dye
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Birthdate: October 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
 5 
Budd Dwyer
(Politician)
Budd Dwyer
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Birthdate: November 21, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 22, 1987

Budd Dwyer is a politician who served as the 30th State Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Beginning his career as an educator, he soon ventured into politics. His political career was replete with controversies. He faced allegations of bribery, conspiracy, and perjury. However, before he could be tried, he died of suicide by shooting himself with a revolver in front of reporters.

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Jim Webb
(Politician)
Jim Webb
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Birthdate: February 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 7 
Eric Greitens
(Politician, Author)
Eric Greitens
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Birthdate: April 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
 8 
George Hearst
(United States Senator from California (1886, 1887-91))
George Hearst
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Birthdate: September 3, 1820
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 28, 1891
 9 
Claire McCaskill
(Politician)
Claire McCaskill
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Birthdate: July 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
 10 
Maxwell D. Taylor
(Military officer)
Maxwell D. Taylor
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Birthdate: August 26, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 19, 1987
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Phyllis Schlafly
(Radio personality, Lawyer, Political activist, Journalist)
Phyllis Schlafly
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Birthdate: August 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 5, 2016

American attorney and author Phyllis Schlafly was a major figure of paleoconservativism and was against feminism, LGBT rights, and abortion. She was also behind the STOP ERA campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment, and her life and times were portrayed in the series Mrs. America, which had Cate Blanchett playing her.

William Hedgcock Webster
3
Birthdate: March 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Bill Bradley
(He served three terms as a Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey (1979–1997))
Bill Bradley
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Birthdate: July 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
 14 
Jeanne Shaheen
(Political Leader)
Jeanne Shaheen
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Birthdate: January 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 15 
Mary Fallin
(Politician)
Mary Fallin
3
Birthdate: December 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 16 
Thomas Francis Eagleton
3
Birthdate: September 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 4, 2007
 17 
Maxine Waters
(Member of U.S. Representative for California's 43rd Congressional District)
Maxine Waters
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Birthdate: August 15, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Maxine Waters chairs the House Financial Services Committee and is a U.S. Representative from California. Named to Time 100, she has also chaired the Congressional Black Caucus from 1997 to 1999. She has opposed the Iraq War and has been vocally critical of George W. Bush and Donald Trump.
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Roy Blunt
(Politician)
Roy Blunt
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Birthdate: January 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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J. William Fulbright
(United States Senator)
J. William Fulbright
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Birthdate: April 9, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 9, 1995
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James L. Jones
(22nd United States National Security Advisor)
James L. Jones
3
Birthdate: December 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Thomas J. Pendergast
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 26, 1945
 22 
Nellie Tayloe Ross
3
Birthdate: November 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 19, 1977
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Melvin Tolson
3
Birthdate: February 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 29, 1966
 24 
Lacy Clay
(Politician)
Lacy Clay
3
Birthdate: July 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
 25 
Jared Huffman
(Politician, Volleyball player)
Jared Huffman
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Birthdate: February 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 26 
Paul H. O'Neill
(Politician, Businessperson)
Paul H. O'Neill
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Birthdate: December 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 18, 2020
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Dwight F. Davis
(Tennis player, Politician)
Dwight F. Davis
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Birthdate: July 5, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 28, 1945
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Martha Griffiths
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Birthdate: January 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 22, 2003
 29 
Errett Lobban Cord
(Business Executive)
Errett Lobban Cord
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Birthdate: July 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 2, 1974
 30 
Robert E. Wood
(Military officer)
Robert E. Wood
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Birthdate: June 13, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 6, 1969
 31 
Dorothy C. Stratton
(Commissioned Officer)
Dorothy C. Stratton
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Birthdate: March 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 17, 2006
 32 
Leon W. Johnson
(Military Officer)
Leon W. Johnson
1
Birthdate: September 13, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 10, 1997
 33 
Uriel Sebree
(Military officer and Explorer)
Uriel Sebree
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Birthdate: February 20, 1848
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 6, 1922
 34 
Edward D. Taussig
(Military officer)
Edward D. Taussig
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Birthdate: November 20, 1847
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 29, 1921
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Robert Coontz
(16th Naval Governor of Guam)
Robert Coontz
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Birthdate: June 11, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 26, 1935
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Enoch Crowder
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Birthdate: April 11, 1859
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 7, 1932
 37 
Mary Kenney O'Sullivan
(Labour leader)
Mary Kenney O'Sullivan
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Birthdate: January 8, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 18, 1943