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Greatest politicians (all time)

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James Madison
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James Madison

James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States (1809–17). He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal...
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10
from 1 vote
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
2

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and domina...
9.7
9.7
from 7 votes
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Nelson Mandela
3

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (born Rolihlahla Mandela); 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He w...
9.3
9.3
from 3 votes
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Theodore Roosevelt
4

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of...
9.3
9.3
from 4 votes
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George Washington
5

George Washington

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Father...
9
9
from 4 votes
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Thomas Jefferson
6

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). He was elected the second Vice President of the United States (1797–1801), servin...
9
9
from 3 votes
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John Adams
7

John Adams

John Adams, Jr. (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American lawyer, author, statesman, and diplomat. He served as the second President of the United States (1797–1801), the first Vice President (1789–97), and as a Founding F...
9
9
from 2 votes
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Amy Klobuchar
7

Amy Klobuchar

Amy Jean Klobuchar (born May 25, 1960) is the senior United States Senator from Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party. She is the first woman to be elected...
9
9
from 2 votes
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Abraham Lincoln
9

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war...
8.7
8.7
from 13 votes
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Lisa Murkowski
10

Lisa Murkowski

Lisa Ann Murkowski (born May 22, 1957 in Ketchikan, Alaska) is the senior United States Senator from the State of Alaska and a member of the Republican Party. She has served in the Senate since 2002. She became the state's senior...
8.5
8.5
from 2 votes
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Justin Trudeau
11

Justin Trudeau

Justin Pierre James Trudeau (born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician who is the Leader of the Liberal Party. Trudeau is the eldest son of Pierre Elliott Trudeau (1919-2000), Prime Minister of Canada (1968–79; 1980–84), an...
8.2
8.2
from 5 votes
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Carly Fiorina
12

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina (born Cara Carleton Sneed; September 6, 1954) is a former business executive who is actively seeking the Republican Party's nomination for President of the United States. Starting in 1980, Fiorina rose through the ra...
8
8
from 3 votes
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Pierre Elliott Trudeau
13

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau (October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000), usually known as Pierre Trudeau or Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968, to June 4, 1979, and again...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Kirsten Gillibrand
13

Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand (born December 9, 1966) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New York, in office since 2009. Previously, she served in the United States House of Representatives,...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Bernie Sanders
15

Bernie Sanders

Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician. The junior United States Senator from Vermont, Sanders has been a U.S. Senator since 2007. An independent politician since 1979, Sanders is associated wi...
8
8
from 45 votes
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Nigel Farage
16

Nigel Farage

Nigel Paul Farage (born 3 April 1964) is a British politician who was the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) from October 2016 (in an interim capacity), until 28 November 2016 and previously served in the role from Septemb...
7.5
7.5
from 2 votes
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Margaret Thatcher
17

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher (née Roberts, 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longes...
7.2
7.2
from 6 votes
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Tim Farron
18

Tim Farron

Timothy James Farron (born 27 May 1970) is a British politician who is the current leader of the Liberal Democrats after winning the leadership election in July 2015. He is Member of Parliament (MP) for Westmorland and Lonsdale an...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Jim Gilmore
18

Jim Gilmore

James Stuart "Jim" Gilmore III (born October 6, 1949) is an American politician who was the 68th Governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002. A member of the Republican Party, he has announced his candidacy for the Republican nominatio...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Dennis Kucinich
18

Dennis Kucinich

Dennis John Kucinich (born October 8, 1946) is a former U.S. Representative from Ohio, serving from 1997 to 2013. He was also a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2004 and 2008 Presid...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Jim Sensenbrenner
18

Jim Sensenbrenner

Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr. (born June 14, 1943) is an American politician who has been a member of the Republican Party in the United States House of Representatives since 1979, representing Wisconsin's 5th congressional...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Candice Miller
18

Candice Miller

Candice S. Miller (born May 7, 1954) is the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district, serving since 2003. She is a member of the Republican Party. Miller is not seeking re-election in 2016...
7
7
from 1 vote
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George Pataki
18

George Pataki

George Elmer Pataki (born June 24, 1945) is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 53rd Governor of New York (1995-2006). A member of the Republican Party, Pataki was a lawyer who was elected Mayor of his home town of...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Philip Hammond
18

Philip Hammond

Philip Hammond PC (born 4 December 1955) is a British Conservative politician who has been the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since 15 July 2014.
7
7
from 1 vote
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Martin O'Malley
25

Martin O'Malley

Martin Joseph O'Malley (born January 18, 1963) is an American politician who served as the 61st Governor of Maryland, from 2007 to 2015. First elected in 2006, he defeated incumbent Governor Robert Ehrlich, and again in a 2010 rem...
6.8
6.8
from 5 votes
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Rand Paul
26

Rand Paul

Randal Howard "Rand" Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American physician and politician from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In office since 2011, Paul currently serves in the United States Senate as a member of the Republican Part...
6.7
6.7
from 15 votes
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
27

Arnold Schwarzenegger

As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, 2003, to serve the remainder of Davis's term. Schwarzenegger w...
6.7
6.7
from 20 votes
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Adolf Hitler
28

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer ("leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. He...
6.5
6.5
from 8 votes
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Elizabeth Warren
29

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Ann Warren (née Herring; born June 22, 1949) is an American academic and politician who is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Harvard Law School...
6.5
6.5
from 6 votes
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Bill Clinton
30

Bill Clinton

(1946)
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas...
6.5
6.5
from 19 votes
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Winston Churchill
31

Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A wartime leader, Churchill was als...
6.5
6.5
from 11 votes
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Ben Carson
32

Ben Carson

Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is an American author and retired neurosurgeon. He was the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. In 2008 he was awarded the Presiden...
6.4
6.4
from 5 votes
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Lindsey Graham
33

Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who serves as the senior United States Senator from South Carolina, in office since 2003.
6.3
6.3
from 4 votes
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Mike Huckabee
34

Mike Huckabee

Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee (born August 24, 1955) is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries. He won th...
6.2
6.2
from 6 votes
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Joe Biden
35

Joe Biden

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who was the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017, having been jointly elected twice with President Barack Obama. A member of...
6
6
from 6 votes
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John Kasich
36

John Kasich

John Richard Kasich (born May 13, 1952) is the 69th Governor of Ohio, in office since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 12th...
6
6
from 4 votes
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Mitt Romney
37

Mitt Romney

Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and politician who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in th...
6
6
from 2 votes
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Brian Schweitzer
38

Brian Schweitzer

Brian David Schweitzer (born September 4, 1955) is an American politician who served as the 23rd Governor of Montana from January 5, 2005 to January 7, 2013. Schweitzer served for a time as chair of the Western Governors Associati...
6
6
from 1 vote
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Bob Rae
38

Bob Rae

Robert Keith "Bob" Rae, (born August 2, 1948) is a lawyer, negotiator, public speaker and former Canadian politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre and was the former interim leader of the Liberal Party of Can...
6
6
from 1 vote
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Ken Dryden
38

Ken Dryden

Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Dryden, (born August 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author, and former NHL goaltender. He is an officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Dryden was a Libe...
6
6
from 1 vote
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Al Gore
41

Al Gore

Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. Chosen as Clinton's runni...
5.8
5.8
from 6 votes
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Mike Pence
42

Mike Pence

Michael Richard "Mike" Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician who is the 48th and current Vice President of the United States since January 2017, previously serving as the 50th Governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. B...
5.8
5.8
from 5 votes
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Barack Obama
43

Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law...
5.6
5.6
from 85 votes
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Theresa May
44

Theresa May

Theresa Mary May, MP (née Brasier; born 1 October 1956) is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party, having served as both since July 2016. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) fo...
5.6
5.6
from 5 votes
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Marco Rubio
45

Marco Rubio

Marco Antonio Rubio (born May 28, 1971) is the junior United States Senator from Florida, serving since January 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives...
5.5
5.5
from 4 votes
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Lincoln Chafee
45

Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Davenport Chafee (born March 26, 1953) is an American politician from Rhode Island who has served as the Mayor of Warwick (1992–1999), a U.S. Senator (1999–2007) and as the 74th Governor of Rhode Island (2011–2015)...
5.5
5.5
from 4 votes
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Vitali Klitschko
47

Vitali Klitschko

Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko (Ukrainian: Віта́лій Володи́мирович Кличко́; born 19 July 1971) is a Ukrainian politician and the current Mayor of Kiev (the capital and largest city in Ukraine), head of the Kiev City State Adminis...
5.3
5.3
from 3 votes
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Nikki Haley
47

Nikki Haley

Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley (born January 20, 1972) is an American politician and the 116th and current Governor of South Carolina. She is currently serving in her second term. A member of the Republican Party, Haley represented...
5.3
5.3
from 3 votes
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John Kerry
49

John Kerry

John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He has served in the United States Senate, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committ...
5.1
5.1
from 7 votes
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George Osborne
50

George Osborne

George Osborne (born 23 May 1971) is a British politician and member of the Conservative Party who has been First Secretary of State since 2015, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury since 2010 and Member of...
4.8
4.8
from 4 votes
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