Leaders From North Carolina

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North Carolina has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Andrew Johnson, James K. Polk, Robert Byrd, Linda McMahon, Braxton Bragg and others.
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James K. Polk
(11th President of the United States)
James K. Polk
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Birthdate: November 2, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 15, 1849

The 11th president of the United States, James K. Polk was an advocate of Jacksonian democracy. He is credited with extending the territory of the US during the Mexican–American War. During his presidency, the US annexed the Mexican Cession, the Oregon Territory, and the Republic of Texas.

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Elizabeth Dole
(Politician)
Elizabeth Dole
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Birthdate: July 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
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Linda McMahon
(25th Administrator of the Small Business Administration (2017 - 2019))
Linda McMahon
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Birthdate: October 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra

Linda McMahon is an American political executive and former professional wrestling executive. She is credited with co-founding Titan Sports, Inc., which is now called as WWE, Inc., along with her husband Vince McMahon. She then left WWE to focus on her political career; from 2017 to 2019, she served as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration under Trump’s presidency.

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Andrew Johnson
(17th President of the United States)
Andrew Johnson
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Birthdate: December 29, 1808
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 31, 1875

The 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson assumed the presidency while serving as the vice president when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Born in poverty, Andrew Johnson did not attend school. However, he worked his way up to become a prominent politician—an inspiring story indeed!

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Braxton Bragg
(Military Leader)
Braxton Bragg
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Birthdate: March 22, 1817
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 27, 1876
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Loretta Lynch
(Former Attorney General of the United States)
Loretta Lynch
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Birthdate: May 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Carolyn Maloney
(U.S. Representative)
Carolyn Maloney
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Birthdate: February 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Hiram Rhodes Revels
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Birthdate: September 27, 1827
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 16, 1901
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G. K. Butterfield
(Politician)
G. K. Butterfield
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Birthdate: April 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
 10 
Jesse Helms
(Politician)
Jesse Helms
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Birthdate: October 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 4, 2008
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William R. King
(13th Vice President of the United States)
William R. King
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Birthdate: April 7, 1786
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 18, 1853

William R. King served as the vice president of the U.S. in 1853 and died 45 days after assuming his duties. He was a representative from North Carolina and an Alabama senator. He led to the drafting of the Compromise of 1850 and had also been a minister to France.

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Robert Byrd
(The Longest-Serving U.S. Senator in History)
Robert Byrd
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Birthdate: November 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 28, 2010

Robert Byrd was the longest-serving U.S. senator and the longest-serving member of the U.S. Congress. In his early days, he was against the Civil Rights Act, supported the Vietnam War, and even recruited for the Ku Klux Klan, but later grew tolerant and spoke against racism and the Iraq War.

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William Blount
(Politician)
William Blount
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Birthdate: March 26, 1749
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 21, 1800
 14 
Heath Shuler
(American football player)
Heath Shuler
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Birthdate: December 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Thomas Dixon Jr.
(Politician)
Thomas Dixon Jr.
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Birthdate: January 11, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 3, 1946
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Joseph Gurney Cannon
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Birthdate: May 7, 1836
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 12, 1926
 17 
Zebulon B. Vance
(Politician)
Zebulon B. Vance
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Birthdate: May 13, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 14, 1894
 18 
Terry Sanford
(Politician)
Terry Sanford
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Birthdate: August 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 18, 1998
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Nathaniel Macon
(Politician)
Nathaniel Macon
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Birthdate: December 17, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 29, 1837
John David Hayworth, Jr.
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Birthdate: July 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
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George Henry White
(Politician, Lawyer)
George Henry White
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Birthdate: December 18, 1852
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 28, 1918
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Hoke Smith
(Attorney)
Hoke Smith
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Birthdate: September 2, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 27, 1931
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David Thompson
(6th Prime Minister of Barbados, Lawyer and Jurist)
David Thompson
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Birthdate: December 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 23, 2010
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Richard Gordon Darman
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Birthdate: May 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 25, 2008