Leaders From Nebraska

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Nebraska has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Gerald Ford, Dick Cheney, Tom Osborne, Red Cloud, Ben Sasse and others.
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Gerald Ford
(38th President of the United States (1974 - 1977))
Gerald Ford
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Birthdate: July 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 26, 2006

Gerald Ford Jr served as the 38th president of US from August 1974 to January 1977. His 895 day-long stint as the American president is the shortest in US history for any president who did not die in office. In a controversial act, he granted a presidential pardon to his predecessor Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal.

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Tim Walz
(Politician)
Tim Walz
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Birthdate: April 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
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Red Cloud
(One of the Most Important Leaders of the Oglala Lakota from 1868 to 1909)
Red Cloud
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Birthdate: September 20, 1822
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 10, 1909

One of the most significant leaders of the Oglala Lakota tribe of the Sioux group of Native Americans, Red Cloud is remembered for his fearless resistance to the American plan of accessing the goldfields in Montana. He attached workers along the Bozeman Trail and eventually forced the U.S. to withdraw.

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Tom Osborne
(American Football Player, Coach)
Tom Osborne
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Birthdate: February 23, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Jon Kyl
(Politician)
Jon Kyl
3
Birthdate: April 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Bob Kerrey
(Political Leaders)
Bob Kerrey
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Birthdate: August 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Dick Cheney
(46th Vice President of the United States (2001 - 2009))
Dick Cheney
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Birthdate: January 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Dick Cheney was the vice president of the US from 2001 to 2009. He is considered to be one of the most powerful vice presidents ever and also one of the most unpopular politicians in the history of the US. He played an important role in America’s response to the September 11 attacks and backed the US invasion of Iraq.

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Chuck Hagel
(Politician)
Chuck Hagel
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Birthdate: October 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
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Ben Sasse
(Politician)
Ben Sasse
15
Birthdate: February 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
 10 
Deb Fischer
(Politician)
Deb Fischer
3
Birthdate: March 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Melvin Laird
(Politician)
Melvin Laird
2
Birthdate: September 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 16, 2016
 12 
Sam Yorty
(Politician)
Sam Yorty
2
Birthdate: October 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 5, 1998
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Albert Coady Wedemeyer
1
Birthdate: July 9, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 17, 1989
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Kate Barnard
(Former Oklahoma Commissioner of Charities and Corrections)
Kate Barnard
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Birthdate: May 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 23, 1930

Kate Barnard made history by becoming the first female elected to be a state official in Oklahoma. She was also the first lady to hold a state-wide elective office in the US. She was also a social reformer, who was involved in causes such as compulsory education and eradication of child labor.