Leaders From Ohio

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Ohio has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Ulysses S. Grant, Warren G. Harding, William McKinley, William Howard Taft, James A. Garfield and others.
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William Tecumseh Sherman
(Former Commanding General of the United States Army (1869 - 1883))
William Tecumseh Sherman
18
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
(General)
Curtis Lemay
7
Birthdate: November 15, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 1, 1990
 3 
Ulysses S. Grant
(Civil War Hero and the 18th President of the United States)
Ulysses S. Grant
47
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.

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William Howard Taft
(27th President of the United States)
William Howard Taft
34
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
(20th President of United States (March 1881 - September 1881))
James A. Garfield
20
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
(25th President of the United States (1897 - 1901))
William McKinley
23
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
(23rd President of the United States (1889 – 1893))
Benjamin Harrison
13
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.

 8 
Warren G. Harding
(29th President of the United States (1921–1923))
Warren G. Harding
26
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.

 9 
Rutherford B. Hayes
(19th President of the United States)
Rutherford B. Hayes
10
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. 
 10 
Tecumseh
(Shawnee Chief and Warrior Known for Forming a Native American Confederacy)
Tecumseh
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Birthdate: 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
(United States Army Officer and Cavalry Commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars)
George Armstrong Custer
12
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 
Darrell Issa
(Political Leader)
Darrell Issa
4
Birthdate: November 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 13 
Rob Portman
(United States Senator from Ohio since 2011)
Rob Portman
4
Birthdate: December 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 14 
Burgess Owens
(Politician)
Burgess Owens
3
Birthdate: August 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
 15 
Robert A. Taft
(Politician)
Robert A. Taft
4
Birthdate: September 8, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 31, 1953
 16 
Dennis Kucinich
(Politician)
Dennis Kucinich
6
Birthdate: October 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
 17 
Tim Ryan
(Politician)
Tim Ryan
4
Birthdate: July 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
 18 
Sherrod Brown
(Politician)
Sherrod Brown
4
Birthdate: November 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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John Boehner
(53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives)
John Boehner
11
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.

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Jim Jordan
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 4th District)
Jim Jordan
8
Birthdate: February 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 21 
Ernest Joseph King
(Naval Officer)
Ernest Joseph King
3
Birthdate: November 23, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 25, 1956
 22 
Ayanna Pressley
(Politician)
Ayanna Pressley
5
Birthdate: February 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 23 
Doug Ducey
(23rd Governor of Arizona)
Doug Ducey
4
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.
 24 
Mary Bono
(Politician)
Mary Bono
4
Birthdate: October 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 25 
Mike DeWine
(Politician)
Mike DeWine
7
Birthdate: January 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 26 
Edwin M. Stanton
3
Birthdate: December 19, 1814
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 24, 1869
 27 
Charles G. Dawes
(Vice President of the United States)
Charles G. Dawes
3
Birthdate: August 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 23, 1951
 28 
Donna Shalala
(Politician)
Donna Shalala
3
Birthdate: February 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 29 
Anthony Gonzalez
(U.S. Representative)
Anthony Gonzalez
4
Birthdate: September 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
 30 
Jeff Immelt
(Entrepreneur)
Jeff Immelt
3
Birthdate: February 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
 31 
Richard Cordray
3
Birthdate: May 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
 32 
James M. Cox
(Politician)
James M. Cox
3
Birthdate: March 31, 1870
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 15, 1957
 33 
Josh Mandel
(48th Treasurer of Ohio)
Josh Mandel
0
Birthdate: September 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
 34 
Charles W. Fairbanks
(Vice President of the United States (1905-09))
Charles W. Fairbanks
3
Birthdate: May 11, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 4, 1918
 35 
Kathleen Sebelius
(Politician)
Kathleen Sebelius
3
Birthdate: May 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
 36 
Lori Lightfoot
(56th Mayor of Chicago)
Lori Lightfoot
20
Birthdate: August 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
 37 
John Sherman
(Former Secretary of State)
John Sherman
3
Birthdate: May 10, 1823
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 22, 1900
 38 
Neel Kashkari
(Investment banker, Politician)
Neel Kashkari
0
Birthdate: July 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
 39 
William S. Rosecrans
3
Birthdate: September 6, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 11, 1898
 40 
George Crook
(Military Officer)
George Crook
3
Birthdate: September 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 21, 1890
 41 
Clement Vallandigham
3
Birthdate: July 29, 1820
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 17, 1871
 42 
Rose Mary Woods
(Secretary)
Rose Mary Woods
3
Birthdate: December 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 22, 2005
 43 
John W. Snow
(Former United States Secretary of the Treasury)
John W. Snow
3
Birthdate: August 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
 44 
Mark Hanna
(Businessman)
Mark Hanna
3
Birthdate: September 24, 1837
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 15, 1904
 45 
James B. Weaver
(Politician)
James B. Weaver
3
Birthdate: June 12, 1833
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 6, 1912
 46 
Isaac C. Kidd
(Military officer)
Isaac C. Kidd
0
Birthdate: March 26, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 7, 1941
 47 
James Allen Rhodes
(Politician)
James Allen Rhodes
2
Birthdate: September 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 4, 2001
 48 
Harry M. Daugherty
(Attorney General)
Harry M. Daugherty
2
Birthdate: January 26, 1860
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 21, 1941
 49 
George H. Pendleton
2
Birthdate: July 19, 1825
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 24, 1889
 50 
Carl Stokes
(Former Mayor of Cleveland)
Carl Stokes
2
Birthdate: June 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 3, 1996