Leaders From Texas

Texas has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, Beto O’Rourke, Ross Perot, Jeb Bush and others.

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 1 
Chester W. Nimitz
(Military officer)

Chester W. Nimitz
14
Birthdate: February 24, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 20, 1966

Chester W. Nimitz was part of the United States Navy where he served as a fleet admiral. He played a key role during World War II, commanding the US Pacific Fleet and the Allied air, sea, and land forces. He also played a crucial role in acquiring approval to develop USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine in the world.

 2 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(34th President of the United States (1953–1961))

Dwight D. Eisenhower
78
Birthdate: October 14, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 28, 1969

The 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower held office from 1953 to 1961. An army officer During World War II, he was part of many successful operations. He signed the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and his two terms as president saw widespread economic prosperity in USA. He is ranked high among American presidents.

 3 
Carly Fiorina
(CEO of ‘Hewlett-Packard’, the First Woman to Lead a Fortune Top-20 Company)

Carly Fiorina
7
Birthdate: September 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo

Carly Fiorina made history by becoming the first female head of a Dow Jones-listed company when she became the CEO of HP. The daughter of a law professor father, she had initially joined law school but then dropped out to study management. She has also been Ted Cruz’s vice-presidential running mate.

 4 
Ross Perot
(Entrepreneur)

Ross Perot
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Birthdate: June 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 9, 2019

Ross Perot was the founder and CEO of Electronic Data Systems and Perot Systems. He received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and developed the Naval Academy’s honor system. He ran for president as an independent candidate and then established the Reform Party. He sold Perot to Dell for $3.9 billion.

 5 
Lyndon B. Johnson
(36th President of the United States (1963 - 1969))

Lyndon B. Johnson
51
Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 22, 1973

The era of Lyndon B Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, saw the passage of many important laws pertaining to civil rights, gun control and social security.  Also, his ‘war on poverty’ helped millions to rise above the poverty line. However, he was criticised for the escalation of the Vietnam War.

 6 
Rex Tillerson
(Businessperson)

Rex Tillerson
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Birthdate: March 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries

 7 
James Baker
(Former US Secretary of State)

James Baker
5
Birthdate: April 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Attorney James Baker was made the White House chief of staff and then the secretary of the treasury by President Ronald Reagan. He managed George H. W. Bush’s 1988 presidential campaign and became the White House chief of staff under him, witnessing the Gulf War and the Cold War.
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 8 
Katie Hill
(Politician)

Katie Hill
18
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo

 9 
George P. Bush
(Politician)

George P. Bush
9
Birthdate: April 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus

 10 
Ann Richards
(Politician)

Ann Richards
8
Birthdate: September 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 13, 2006

 11 
Rick Perry
(Politician)

Rick Perry
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Birthdate: March 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces

Rick Perry is an American politician and former United States Air Force officer. Perry left the Air Force in 1977 to enter politics and went on to become the 47th governor of Texas, a position in which he served from 2000 to 2015. In 2017, he was elected as the 14th United States Secretary of Energy under Donald Trump's presidency.

 12 
Frank Robinson
(Baseball Outfielder, Manager)

Frank Robinson
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Birthdate: August 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 7, 2019

 13 
Jeb Bush
(Governor of Florida (1999-2007))

Jeb Bush
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Birthdate: February 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Jeb Bush, son of former president George H. W. Bush and younger brother of former president George W. Bush, served as a Florida governor for two terms, becoming the first Republican to achieve the feat. His policies included educational reforms, the Medicaid privatization program, and the Everglades conservation plan.

 14 

Barbara Jordan
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Birthdate: February 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 17, 1996

 15 
John Cornyn
(Political Leader)

John Cornyn
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Birthdate: February 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 16 
John Nance Garner
(32nd Vice President of the United States)

John Nance Garner
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Birthdate: November 22, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 7, 1967

Texas-based Democratic politician John Nance Garner III, also known as Cactus Jack, served as the vice president of the U.S. from 1933 to 1941, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The qualified lawyer had also served as the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. He fell out with Roosevelt later.

 17 
Greg Abbott
(Politician, Lawyer)

Greg Abbott
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Birthdate: November 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 18 
Ronna McDaniel
(Politician)

Ronna McDaniel
10
Birthdate: March 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces

 19 
Beto O’Rourke
(Politician)

Beto O’Rourke
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Birthdate: September 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra

Beto O’Rourke is an American politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas's 16th district between 2013 and 2019. Before pursuing a political career, Beto O’Rourke played the bass guitar for the now-defunct post-hardcore band, Foss.

 20 
Julian Castro
(Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development)

Julian Castro
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Birthdate: September 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo

Julian Castro is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. Under Barack Obama's presidency, Castro served as the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He was also the youngest member of Obama's cabinet. Over the years, Castro has been an ardent supporter of same-sex marriages and tighter gun control in the US.

 21 
Cecile Richards
(Activist)

Cecile Richards
3
Birthdate: July 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer

 22 

Kay Bailey Hutchison
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer

 23 
Tom Bradley
(Politician)

Tom Bradley
3
Birthdate: December 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 29, 1998

 24 
Edwin Anderson Walker
(Military Officer)

Edwin Anderson Walker
3
Birthdate: November 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 31, 1993

 25 
Susana Martinez
(Politician)

Susana Martinez
3
Birthdate: July 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer

 26 
John Connally
(Politician)

John Connally
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Birthdate: February 27, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 15, 1993

 27 
Maynard Jackson
(Mayor of Atlanta)

Maynard Jackson
3
Birthdate: March 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 23, 2003

 28 
Miriam Ferguson
(Politician)

Miriam Ferguson
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Birthdate: June 13, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 25, 1961

 29 
Lloyd Bentsen
(Politician)

Lloyd Bentsen
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Birthdate: February 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 23, 2006

 30 
Barbara Lee
(Politician)

Barbara Lee
3
Birthdate: July 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer

 31 
James Lankford
(Politician)

James Lankford
3
Birthdate: March 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces

 32 
Tom DeLay
(Politician)

Tom DeLay
3
Birthdate: April 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries

 33 
Pete Sessions
(Politician)

Pete Sessions
3
Birthdate: March 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries

 34 

Annise Parker
3
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus

 35 
Lori Robinson
(Commanding Officer)

Lori Robinson
3
Birthdate: 1959 AD

 36 
Colin Allred
(Politician)

Colin Allred
3
Birthdate: April 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries

 37 
Juan Seguín
(Political Leader)

Juan Seguín
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Birthdate: October 27, 1806
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 27, 1890

Tejano revolutionary Juan Seguín was a significant part of the revolution for the independence of Texas. The son of one of the drafters of the Mexican constitution, he grew up to become the mayor of San Antonio and also led the Republic of Texas as an elected senator.

 38 
Claire Lee Chennault
(Military aviator)

Claire Lee Chennault
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Birthdate: September 6, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 27, 1958

 39 
Joe Barton
(Politician)

Joe Barton
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Birthdate: September 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo

 40 

Chesley Sullenberger
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Birthdate: January 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 41 
Henry Cisneros
(Politician)

Henry Cisneros
3
Birthdate: June 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini

 42 
Tom C. Clark
(Lawyer)

Tom C. Clark
3
Birthdate: September 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 13, 1977

 43 

James C. Wright, Jr.
3
Birthdate: December 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 6, 2015

 44 
Walton Walker
(Army General)

Walton Walker
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Birthdate: December 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 23, 1950

 45 
Oveta Culp Hobby
(Government Official)

Oveta Culp Hobby
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Birthdate: January 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 16, 1995

 46 

Oliver P. Smith
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Birthdate: October 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 25, 1977

 47 
Marty Akins
(American football player)

Marty Akins
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Birthdate: January 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 48 
August Pfluger
(Politician)

August Pfluger
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Birthdate: December 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 49 
Percy Sutton
(21st Manhattan Borough President (1966-1977))

Percy Sutton
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Birthdate: November 24, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 26, 2009

 50 
Jesse Iwuji
(Racing driver, American football player)

Jesse Iwuji
0
Birthdate: August 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo