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Lawrence Wong
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Gallup every year polls US citizens asking which people they "most admire" – this list was compiled from the results of each individual years tally since the poll started in the 1930s through the last poll in 1999. The list includes US Presidents and other global leaders that impacted the world over the 20th century.

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Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Mother Teresa Died at 87 (1910-1997)

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Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Martin Luther King, Jr. Died at 39 (1929-1968)

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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
John F. Kennedy Died at 46 (1917-1963)

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Albert Einstein Died at 76 (1879-1955)

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Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Helen Keller Died at 88 (1880-1968)

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Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Franklin D. Roosevelt Died at 63 (1882-1945)

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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Billy Graham age 98

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Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Pope John Paul II Died at 85 (1920-2005)

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Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Eleanor Roosevelt Died at 78 (1884-1962)

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Winston Churchill Died at 91 (1874-1965)

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Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Dwight D. Eisenhower Died at 79 (1890-1969)

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Died at 65 (1929-1994)

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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Mahatma Gandhi Died at 79 (1869-1948)

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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Nelson Mandela Died at 95 (1918-2013)

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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Ronald Reagan Died at 93 (1911-2004)

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Henry Ford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Henry Ford Died at 84 (1863-1947)

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Bill Clinton age 70

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Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Gallup Poll: Widely Admired People of the 20th Century
Margaret Thatcher Died at 88 (1925-2013)