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Famous People who Majored in Political Science

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List of famous people who majored in political science, including photos when available. This list of famous political science majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in political science. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in political science you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

List contains people like Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were political science majors?" and "Which famous people studied political science?"


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    Barack Obama
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    Barack Hussein Obama II (/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama served as a U.S. Senator representing the state of Illinois from January 2005 to November 2008, when he resigned ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Author, Law professor, Writer, Lawyer
    • Credits: Crossfire
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    Dick Cheney
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    Richard Bruce Cheney (born January 30, 1941) served as the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 in the administration of George W. Bush. Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, but soon moved with his family to Casper, Wyoming, where he grew up. He began his political career as an ...more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Author
    • Credits: Gasland, Special Report with Bret Baier, Rush to War
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    Hillary Clinton
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    Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She then represented New York in the United States Senate from 2001 to ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Politician, Diplomat, Official, Author, + more
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    Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. She is the only woman to have served as the House Speaker and to date is the highest-ranking female ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician
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    Rachel Anne Maddow is an American television host, political commentator, and author. She hosts a nightly television show, The Rachel Maddow Show, on MSNBC. Her syndicated talk radio program of the same name aired on Air America Radio. Maddow is the first openly gay anchor to host a major prime-time ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Radio personality, Actor, Writer, Presenter
    • Credits: The Ides of March, The Rachel Maddow Show
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    Peter Lewis Kingston "Pete" Wentz III, known professionally as Pete Wentz, is an American musician best known for being the bassist, primary lyricist and backing vocalist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy. Before Fall Out Boy's inception in 2001, Wentz was a fixture of the Chicago hardcore scene ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Bassist, Businessperson, Guitarist, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: The Young Blood Chronicles
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    Anderson Hays Cooper is an American journalist, author, and television personality. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. The program is normally broadcast live from a New York City studio; however, Cooper often broadcasts live on location for breaking news stories. From ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Author, + more
    • Credits: Iron Chef America, 60 Minutes, Larry King Live, The Mole, Anderson Cooper 360°, + more
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    Aisha Tyler is an American actress, comedian, author, writer, and music video director, known for her regular role as Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer, voicing Lana Kane in Archer and her role as Mother Nature in the Santa Clause film series, as well as her recurring roles in CSI: ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area, + more
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Archer, The Santa Clause 2, Ghost Whisperer, Bedtime Stories, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, + more
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    Larry Craig
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    Larry Edwin Craig is a former Republican politician from the U.S. state of Idaho. He served 18 years in the U.S. Senate, preceded by 10 years in the U.S. House, representing Idaho's first district. His 28 years in Congress rank as the second-longest in Idaho history, trailing only William Borah, who ...more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Council, Idaho, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician
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    Bernard Madoff
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    Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler convicted of fraud and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of a Ponzi scheme that is considered to be the largest financial fraud in ...more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Investment broker, Businessperson, Investor, Stock broker, Financial adviser, + more
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    Condoleezza Rice
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    Condoleezza "Condi" Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state, as well as ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat, Political scientist
    • Credits: Morning Glory, True Bromance
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    Cory Anthony Booker is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey, in office since 2013. Previously he served as Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013. Booker was born in Washington, D.C. and then raised in Harrington Park, New Jersey. He attended Stanford University, where ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
    • Credits: The Lottery, Brick City
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    Joe Biden
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    Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States, jointly elected twice with President Barack Obama and in office since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, Biden served as a United States Senator from Delaware from 1973 until 2009. Biden was born in ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford Jr. was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and, prior to this, was the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974 under President Richard Nixon. He was the first person appointed to the Vice Presidency under the terms ...more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1913-2006)
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    • Profession: Politician, American football player, Lawyer
    • Credits: All the President's Men, The Bees
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    Bill Richardson
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    William Blaine "Bill" Richardson III is an American politician who was 30th Governor of New Mexico, from 2003 to 2011. He was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary in the Clinton administration and has also served as a U.S. Congressman, chairman of the 2004 Democratic National ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: California, Contiguous United States, Area code 626, United States of America, United States, + more
    • Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Management consulting, Writer
    • Credits: 15% of the United States
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    Pooja Kumar
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    Pooja Kumar is an American actress, producer, model and television hostess. She was crowned Miss India USA and has been a VJ for Channel V, a newsreader on the show Namaste America and has starred in such feature films as Kaadhal Rojave, Night of Henna, Flavors, Hiding Divya, Park Sharks, Bollywood ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Profession: Television Show Host, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Vishwaroopam, Sita Sings the Blues, Man on a Ledge, Anjaana Anjaani, Kadhal Rojavae, + more
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    Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921 and leader of the Progressive Movement. A Southerner with a PhD in political science, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910. He was Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913, and led his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1856-1924)
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Historian, Professor, Political scientist, Political Science, + more
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    Paul Ryan
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    Paul Davis Ryan is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has served as the United States Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district since 1999 and as Chairman of the House Budget Committee since 2011. He was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician
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    Shapour Bakhtiar was an Iranian political scientist, writer and the last Prime Minister of Iran under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1914-1991)
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
    • Profession: Politician
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    Fareed Rafiq Zakaria is an Indian-born American journalist and author. He is the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS and writes a weekly column for The Washington Post. He has been a columnist for Newsweek, editor of Newsweek International, and an editor-at-large of Time. He is the author of four books, ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Maharashtra, Eurasia, India, Mumbai
    • Profession: Editor, Commentator, Journalist, Television producer, Author, + more
    • Credits: Fareed Zakaria GPS, Foreign Exchange
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