Leaders From Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Joe Biden, Smedley Butler, James Buchanan, Newt Gingrich, Richard Winters and others.
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 1 
George Marshall
(3rd United States Secretary of Defense)
George Marshall
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Birthdate: December 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 16, 1959

George Marshall was an American statesman and soldier who played a key role in the Allied victory during the Second World War. Marshall served as the third US Secretary of Defense from 1950 to 1951. As Secretary of State, George Marshall advocated economic recovery programs to aid post-war European countries, for which he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.

 2 
Rand Paul
(United States Senator from Kentucky)
Rand Paul
56
Birthdate: January 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn

The son of former U.S. Representative Ron Paul, Rand Paul is currently the junior US Senator from Kentucky. Also a physician, he started practising ophthalmology in 1993 and has his own clinic. After recovering from the coronavirus disease, he started volunteering at a hospital. As a politician, he has focused on criminal justice reform.

 3 
Richard Winters
(United States Army Officer and a Decorated War Veteran)
Richard Winters
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Birthdate: January 21, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 2, 2011
Richard Winters is best remembered for his act of parachuting into Normandy on D-Day. He was recalled to the army from the inactive list during the Korean War. Following his retirement, he started selling Hershey Company by-products to animal-feed manufacturers and also taught at the U.S. Military Academy.
 4 
Ron Paul
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas)
Ron Paul
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Birthdate: August 20, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo

Ron Paul is a physician, author, and retired politician who has played an important role in promoting libertarian vision by delivering speeches on American college campuses. A doctor by profession, Ron Paul served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon from 1963 to 1968. His life and career inspired the 2012 film Ron Paul Uprising.

 5 
Robert Reich
(22nd United States Secretary of Labor (1993 - 1997))
Robert Reich
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Birthdate: June 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer

Economist and University of California, Berkeley professor Robert Reich has also been the U.S. secretary of labor. His rare bone disorder made him a victim of bullies in childhood, but he later won the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. His bestselling book Saving Capitalism was made into a Netflix documentary.

 6 
H. R. McMaster
(25th United States National Security Advisor (Feb 2017 - Apr 2018))
H. R. McMaster
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Birthdate: July 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Herbert Raymond McMaster is a former U.S. army lieutenant general and has previously also been the U.S. national security advisor. He is renowned for his participation in the Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. He now teaches at Stanford and has authored the book Dereliction of Duty.
 7 
James Buchanan
(15th President of the United States)
James Buchanan
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Birthdate: April 23, 1791
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 1, 1868

James Buchanan was a prominent American lawyer who served as the 15th president of the United States. He is often criticized for failing to address the issue of slavery and is consistently ranked among America's worst presidents. His life and work inspired the 2019 film Raising Buchanan in which he was played by René Auberjonois.

 8 
Smedley Butler
(United States Marine Corps officer)
Smedley Butler
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Birthdate: July 30, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 21, 1940
 9 
Alexander Haig
(United States Secretary of State (1981-82))
Alexander Haig
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Birthdate: December 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 20, 2010
 10 
Charlie Crist
(Politician)
Charlie Crist
5
Birthdate: July 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
 11 
Richard Marcinko
(Navy officer)
Richard Marcinko
3
Birthdate: November 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 25, 2021
 12 
Henry H. Arnold
(Military Leader)
Henry H. Arnold
3
Birthdate: June 25, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 15, 1950
 13 
Malcolm Nance
5
Birthdate: September 20, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
 14 
Benjamin Rush
(Founding Father of the United States)
Benjamin Rush
3
Birthdate: January 4, 1746
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 19, 1813
 15 
Bob Casey Jr.
(Politician)
Bob Casey Jr.
5
Birthdate: April 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
 16 
Anthony Wayne
(Senior Officer of the United States Army (1792-96))
Anthony Wayne
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1745
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 15, 1796
 17 
John Anthony Walker
(Navy Officer)
John Anthony Walker
3
Birthdate: July 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 28, 2014
 18 
Tom Vilsack
(Politician)
Tom Vilsack
3
Birthdate: December 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 19 
John Hickenlooper
(Geologist, Businessman and 42nd Governor of Colorado)
John Hickenlooper
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Birthdate: February 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius

John Hickenlooper is an American businessman, politician, and geologist. Serving as the governor of Colorado between 2011 and 2019, Hickenlooper introduced universal background checks in an attempt to reduce gun violence in Colorado. In 2012, he was named in Esquire magazine's list of Americans of the Year 2012. John Hickenlooper is also credited with co-founding the Wynkoop Brewing Company.

 20 
John Kasich
(69th Governor of Ohio (2011 - 2019))
John Kasich
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Birthdate: May 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus

The 69th Governor of Ohio John Kasich played an important role in the passage of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and the 1996 welfare reform legislation. Kasich has also played an important role as a television news host. Despite being a Republican, Kasich is a prominent critic of Donald Trump; he supported Joe Biden during the 2020 presidential election.

 21 
Orrin Hatch
(United States Senator from Utah Between 1977 and 2019)
Orrin Hatch
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Birthdate: March 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 23, 2022
 22 
Todd Young
(Politician)
Todd Young
4
Birthdate: August 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
 23 
Cameron Mitchell
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Birthdate: November 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 6, 1994
 24 
George B. McClellan
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Birthdate: December 3, 1826
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 29, 1885

George McClellan was the governor of New Jersey from 1878 to 1881. He had previously been part of the Mexican–American War. He later quit the Army to serve railroads but re-joined during the American Civil War. He eventually became the commanding general and formed the Army of the Potomac.

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Mark Esper
(Politicians)
Mark Esper
14
Birthdate: April 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
 26 
Alex Azar
(Politician)
Alex Azar
4
Birthdate: June 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
 27 
Tom Ridge
(1st United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2003-05))
Tom Ridge
4
Birthdate: August 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
 28 
Ro Khanna
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 17th district)
Ro Khanna
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Birthdate: September 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
 29 
Alf Landon
(Governor of Kansas)
Alf Landon
3
Birthdate: September 9, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 12, 1987
 30 
Newt Gingrich
(50th Speaker of the US House of Representatives)
Newt Gingrich
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Birthdate: June 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini

Newt Gingrich was the first Republican to become the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 40 years. He contested unsuccessfully for his party’s presidential nomination. A major author of the draft Contract with America, he was named Time Man the Year in 1995, for ending the Democratic reign.

 31 
Michael Hayden
(officer, politician)
Michael Hayden
3
Birthdate: March 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
 32 
John Barrasso
(Politician)
John Barrasso
3
Birthdate: July 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
 33 
Penny Singleton
3
Birthdate: September 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 12, 2003
 34 
Winfield Scott Hancock
(Military officer)
Winfield Scott Hancock
3
Birthdate: February 14, 1824
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 9, 1886
 35 
John Fetterman
(Politician)
John Fetterman
0
Birthdate: August 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
 36 
Mitch Daniels
(politician)
Mitch Daniels
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
 37 
Robert Martin
(politician)
Robert Martin
3
Birthdate: 1833 AD
Died: 1897 AD
 38 
Steve Bisciotti
(Entrepreneur)
Steve Bisciotti
3
Birthdate: April 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
 39 
Joe Biden
(46th President of the United States (Since 2021))
Joe Biden
289
Birthdate: November 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Joe Biden is the president-elect of the United States and will become the 46th president when he will assume the charge on 20 January 2021. Biden is the oldest person ever elected to the White House. One of the youngest senators in the US history and Delaware’s longest-serving senator, Joe Biden served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

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George M. Dallas
(Vice President of the United States (1845-49))
George M. Dallas
3
Birthdate: July 10, 1792
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 31, 1864
 41 
Richard Helms
(Government official)
Richard Helms
3
Birthdate: March 30, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 22, 2002
 42 
Ted Deutch
(Politician)
Ted Deutch
3
Birthdate: May 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
 43 
C. Delores Tucker
(Politician)
C. Delores Tucker
3
Birthdate: October 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 12, 2005
 44 
Charlie Dent
(Politician)
Charlie Dent
3
Birthdate: May 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
 45 
Andrew Baldwin
(Reality star, naval officer and athlete most famous as the star of the reality show "The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman.")
Andrew Baldwin
3
Birthdate: February 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Although best known for his appearances on the ABC reality dating show The Bachelor, Andrew James Baldwin is much more than just a television personality. A Medical Officer with US Navy, he is known for his humanitarian works and enthusiasm for triathlon, being named to the All-Navy triathlon team five times, besides competing internationally in numerous Half-Ironman and Ironman events.

 46 
A. Mitchell Palmer
(50th United States Attorney General)
A. Mitchell Palmer
3
Birthdate: May 4, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 11, 1936
 47 
John B. Kelly Jr.
(Rower, Politician)
John B. Kelly Jr.
3
Birthdate: May 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 2, 1985
 48 
John C. Pemberton
3
Birthdate: August 10, 1814
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 13, 1881
 49 
Thomas Mifflin
(Politician)
Thomas Mifflin
2
Birthdate: January 10, 1744
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 20, 1800
 50 
Harold LeClair Ickes
3
Birthdate: March 15, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 3, 1952