Leaders From Texas

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

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 1 Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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Famous As: 34th U.S. President
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.

 2 Chester W. Nimitz

Chester W. Nimitz.
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Famous As: Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in World War II
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.

 3 Beto O’Rourke

Beto O’Rourke.
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Famous As: U.S. Representative
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.

 4 Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson.
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: March 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries

 5 Katie Hill

Katie Hill.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo

 6 Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson.
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Famous As: 36th President of the U.S.A
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.

 7 Rick Perry

Rick Perry.
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Famous As: Politician
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.

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 8 James Baker

James Baker.
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Famous As: Former US Secretary of State
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.

 9 Ann Richards

Ann Richards
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 13, 2006

 10 Ross Perot

Ross Perot.
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Famous As: Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate
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.

 11 Ronna McDaniel

Ronna McDaniel
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces

 12 Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush.
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Famous As: Former Governor of Florida
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.

 13 John Cornyn

John Cornyn
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: February 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 14 Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson
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Famous As: Baseball Player & Baseball Manager
Birthdate: August 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 7, 2019

 15 Arun Gawli

Arun Gawli
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer

 16 Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan.
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: February 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 17, 1996

 17 John Nance Garner

John Nance Garner.
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Famous As: 32nd Vice President of the United States
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.

 18 Miriam Ferguson

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

 19 Julian Castro

Julian Castro.
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Famous As: Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
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.

 20 George P. Bush

George P. Bush
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus

 21 Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer

 22 Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: July 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer

 23 Susana Martinez

Susana Martinez
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer

 24 Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 19, 1721
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 23, 1793

 25 Tom Bradley

Tom Bradley
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 29, 1998

 26 Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries

 27 Edwin Anderson Walker

Edwin Anderson Walker
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Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: November 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 31, 1993

 28 John Connally

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

 29 Maynard Jackson

Maynard Jackson
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Famous As: Mayor of Atlanta
Birthdate: March 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 23, 2003

 30 Richard Henry Lee

Richard Henry Lee
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 20, 1732
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 19, 1794

 31 Colin Allred

Colin Allred
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries

 32 Lloyd Bentsen

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

 33 James Lankford

James Lankford
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces

 34 Lin Biao

Lin Biao
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 5, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 13, 1971

Lin Biao was a Chinese military officer who played a crucial role in the Chinese Civil War. He is credited with commanding the decisive Pingjin and Liaoshen campaigns during the Civil War. An ardent supporter of Mao Zedong, Lin Biao also played an important role in propagating Mao Zedong's cult of personality.
  


      

 35 Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer

 36 John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 5, 1723
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 15, 1794

John Witherspoon was a Scottish American slaveholder, Presbyterian minister, and Founding Father of the United States. A signatory to the Declaration of Independence, Witherspoon also signed the Articles of Confederation. He also played a crucial role in shaping public policy in the United States of America.

 37 Tom DeLay

Tom DeLay
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries

 38 Lori Robinson

Lori Robinson
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Famous As: Commanding Officer
Birthdate: 1959 AD

 39 Button Gwinnett

Button Gwinnett
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1735 AD
Died: May 19, 1777

 40 Annise Parker

Annise Parker
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Famous As: Mayor
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus

 41 Rufus King

Rufus King
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 24, 1755
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 29, 1827

 42 Juan Seguín

Juan Seguín
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Famous As: Political Leader
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.

 43 Tom C. Clark

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

 44 Joe Barton

Joe Barton
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo

 45 Henry Cisneros

Henry Cisneros
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini

 46 Edward Rutledge

Edward Rutledge
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 23, 1749
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 23, 1800

 47 James C. Wright, Jr.

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

 48 Alexey Voyevoda

Alexey Voyevoda
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Famous As: Bobsledder
Birthdate: May 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus

 49 Konstantinos Karamanlis

Konstantinos Karamanlis
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 8, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 23, 1998

 50 Oveta Culp Hobby

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