Leaders From Ohio

Ohio has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Ulysses S. Grant, James A. Garfield, Warren G. Harding, William McKinley, William Howard Taft and others.

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 1 William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman
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Famous As: Former Commanding General of the United States Army
Birthdate: February 8, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 14, 1891
William Tecumseh Sherman served as the Union Army general during the American Civil War. He is best remembered for his “scorched earth” military policy and was known as "the first modern general.” His 1875 book Memoir, related his war experiences. He was associated with wildlife conservation in his later years.

 2 Curtis Lemay

Curtis Lemay
5
Famous As: General
Birthdate: November 15, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 1, 1990

 3 Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant
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Famous As: 18th President of the United States
Birthdate: April 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 23, 1885

The 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant held office from 1869 to 1877. He led the Union Army as Commanding General of the United States Army during the American Civil War and was a war hero. As president, he stabilized the post-war national economy and created the Department of Justice. Historians generally recognize his presidential accomplishments.

 4 William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft
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Famous As: 27th President of the United States
Birthdate: September 15, 1857
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 8, 1930

The 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft also served as the tenth Chief Justice of the US; he is the only person in the history of the US to have held both the offices. He had a great impact as chief justice and has been regarded as the greatest US chief justices of all time.

 5 James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield
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Famous As: 20th President of the United States (1881)
Birthdate: November 19, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 19, 1881

The 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield began his career as an attorney. Born into poverty, he struggled throughout his childhood and youth to become a respected lawyer. He eventually entered politics and rose through the ranks to be elected the president. Unfortunately, he was assassinated less than seven months after he took office.

 6 William McKinley

William McKinley
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Famous As: 25th President of the United States
Birthdate: January 29, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 14, 1901

The 25th President of the United States, William McKinley led America to victory in the Spanish-American War. During his presidency, he played a major role in promoting American industry by raising protective tariffs, which in turn boosted the country's economic growth. He also played a key role in the American Civil War.

 7 Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison
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Famous As: 23rd President of the United States
Birthdate: August 20, 1833
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 13, 1901

Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd U.S. President and is remembered for his efforts to pass the McKinley Tariff and the Sherman Antitrust Act. A qualified lawyer, he was the great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison V. Known for strengthening the Navy, he also attempted to secure the voting rights of African–Americans.

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 8 Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes
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Famous As: President of the United States (1877-81)
Birthdate: October 4, 1822
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 17, 1893
Rutherford B. Hayes served as the U.S. president from 1877 to 1881. He won a close election through the Compromise of 1877, thus putting an end to Reconstruction and withdrawing troops from the South. An attorney, he owned several law firms and had also served as the Ohio governor. 

 9 Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding
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Famous As: 29th President of the United States
Birthdate: November 2, 1865
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 2, 1923

The 29th President of the United States, Warren G. Harding assumed office in 1921 shortly after the end of WWI and became very popular. He died in 1923 while still in office. Later, various scandals that occured during his presidency were uncovered and his image suffered a serious setback. His presidency is today ranked amongst the worst in the American history.

 10 Tecumseh

Tecumseh
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Famous As: Native American Leader, Shawnee chief
Birthdate: February 29, 1768
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 5, 1813

Tecumseh was a Shawnee chief, diplomat, orator, and warrior. He is best known for promoting resistance to the United States' expansion onto Native American lands. He also promoted tribal unity and is credited with forming a Native American confederacy. He died trying to unite Native Americans and is considered an iconic folk hero in Canadian, Indigenous, and American history.

 11 George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: December 5, 1839
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 25, 1876

George Armstrong Custer was a US Army officer. He played an important role as a cavalry commander in the American Indian Wars and the American Civil War. His death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, commonly referred to as Custer's Last Stand, went on to become a well-known episode of the American Indian Wars.

 12 John Boehner

John Boehner
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Famous As: Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Birthdate: November 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio

John Boehner is an American politician who served as the 53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, he once served as the House Majority Leader. Hailing from a humble background, he is a self-made man. Besides politics, he is also involved with the international law firm Squire Patton Boggs.

 13 Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer

 14 Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 23, 1838
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 9, 1927

Victoria Woodhull was an American politician, suffragist, and writer who played an important role in the women's suffrage movement. She is credited with founding Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly, America's first newspaper to be founded by a woman. Her life and career inspired the Broadway musical Onward Victoria. In 2001, she was posthumously inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

 15 Darrell Issa

Darrell Issa
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: November 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 16 Burgess Owens

Burgess Owens
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo

 17 Rob Portman

Rob Portman
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Famous As: United States Senator from Ohio since 2011
Birthdate: December 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 18 Mary Bono

Mary Bono
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 19 Robert A. Taft

Robert A. Taft
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 8, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 31, 1953

 20 Prescott Bush

Prescott Bush
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 15, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 8, 1972

 21 Jim Jordan

Jim Jordan
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 22 Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 23 Ayanna Pressley

Ayanna Pressley
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 24 Mike DeWine

Mike DeWine
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 25 Ernest Joseph King

Ernest Joseph King
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Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: November 23, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 25, 1956

 26 Edwin M. Stanton

Edwin M. Stanton
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: December 19, 1814
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 24, 1869

 27 Anthony Gonzalez

Anthony Gonzalez
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Famous As: U.S. Representative
Birthdate: September 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo

 28 Doug Ducey

Doug Ducey
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Famous As: 23rd Governor of Arizona
Birthdate: April 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Doug Ducey is the incumbent governor of Arizona and the Chair of the Republican Governors Association. He has earlier been the CEO of the ice-cream parlor chain Cold Stone Creamery. He also won the 2002 Spirit of Enterprise Award. He faced recall campaigns for mishandling the COVID-19 situation.

 29 Charles G. Dawes

Charles G. Dawes
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Famous As: Vice President of the United States
Birthdate: August 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 23, 1951

 30 Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra

 31 Richard Cordray

Richard Cordray
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: May 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus

 32 Donna Shalala

Donna Shalala
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 33 Jeff Immelt

Jeff Immelt
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces

 34 Clement Vallandigham

Clement Vallandigham
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 29, 1820
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 17, 1871

 35 Josh Mandel

Josh Mandel
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Famous As: 48th Treasurer of Ohio
Birthdate: September 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra

 36 Charles W. Fairbanks

Charles W. Fairbanks
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Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1905-09)
Birthdate: May 11, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 4, 1918

 37 James M. Cox

James M. Cox
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 31, 1870
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 15, 1957

 38 Lori Lightfoot

Lori Lightfoot
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: August 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo

 39 Kathleen Sebelius

Kathleen Sebelius
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus

 40 Neel Kashkari

Neel Kashkari
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Famous As: Investment banker, Politician
Birthdate: July 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo

 41 William S. Rosecrans

William S. Rosecrans
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: September 6, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 11, 1898

 42 John Sherman

John Sherman
3
Famous As: Former Secretary of State
Birthdate: May 10, 1823
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 22, 1900

 43 George Crook

George Crook
3
Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: September 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 21, 1890

 44 John W. Snow

John W. Snow
3
Famous As: Former United States Secretary of the Treasury
Birthdate: August 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo

 45 Mark Hanna

Mark Hanna
3
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: September 24, 1837
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 15, 1904

 46 James B. Weaver

James B. Weaver
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 12, 1833
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 6, 1912

 47 James Allen Rhodes

James Allen Rhodes
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 4, 2001

 48 Harry M. Daugherty

Harry M. Daugherty
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Famous As: Attorney General
Birthdate: January 26, 1860
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 21, 1941

 49 Isaac C. Kidd

Isaac C. Kidd
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: March 26, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 7, 1941

 50 Rose Mary Woods

Rose Mary Woods
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Famous As: Secretary
Birthdate: December 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 22, 2005