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, Bobby Lashley, Ross Perot and others.

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 1 Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Famous As: 34th President of the United States
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: Military officer
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 Bobby Lashley

Bobby Lashley
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Wrestler and MMA legend Bobby Lashley has won titles such as the ECW World Championship, the TNA/Impact World Heavyweight Championship, and the WWE US Championship. He currently plays for Raw under WWE, as part of stable The Hurt Business. He has headlined events such as Bound for Glory.

 4 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.

 5 Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson
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Famous As: 36th President of the United States
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 Ross Perot

Ross Perot
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
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.

 7 Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: March 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
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 8 Ronna McDaniel

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

 9 Katie Hill

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

 10 Ann Richards

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

 11 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.

 12 Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush
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Famous As: Governor of Florida (1999-2007)
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 George P. Bush

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

 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 Barbara Jordan

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

 16 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.

 17 John Connally

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

 18 Miriam Ferguson

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

 19 Beto O’Rourke

Beto O’Rourke
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Famous As: Politician
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 Greg Abbott

Greg Abbott
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: November 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 21 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.

 22 John Cornyn

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

 23 Cecile Richards

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

 24 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

 25 Susana Martinez

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

 26 Tom Bradley

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

 27 Pete Sessions

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

 28 Maynard Jackson

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

 29 Richard Henry Lee

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

 30 Colin Allred

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

 31 James Lankford

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

 32 Lloyd Bentsen

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

 33 Barbara Lee

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

 34 Kay Bailey Hutchison

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

 35 Tom DeLay

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

 36 Rufus King

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

 37 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

 38 Lori Robinson

Lori Robinson
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Famous As: Commanding Officer
Birthdate: 1959 AD

 39 Annise Parker

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

 40 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.

 41 Tom C. Clark

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

 42 Joe Barton

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

 43 Claire Lee Chennault

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

 44 Henry Cisneros

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

 45 Chesley Sullenberger

Chesley Sullenberger
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: January 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 46 Walton Walker

Walton Walker
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Famous As: Army General
Birthdate: December 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 23, 1950

 47 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

 48 Oliver P. Smith

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

 49 Marty Akins

Marty Akins
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 50 David Dewhurst

David Dewhurst
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Famous As: Politician, Businessman
Birthdate: August 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo