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Left Handed Politicians

A list of left handed politicians with pictures. People with left handedness, aka "left handers", "lefties", "a lefty", or even "southpaws" have long had to deal with negative connotations within the western world. The latin word for left, "sinistra" is where we get the modern word "sinister". By contrast, "dexterity" comes from the latin word for right handed, "dexter". Today, roughly 11% of the world's population is left handed. That number surged throughout the 20th century as adults stopped forcing left handed children to use their right hand. Left handedness has become unusually prominent within some professions. Of the seven most recent Presidents of the United States, five were left handers. Many other world leaders are lefties as well. Generally speaking, left handed people today tend to be seen as more "right brained". A recent study showed that college educated left handers in the United States earn on average 10-15% more than their right handed equivalents.

Source- http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left.html
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    age 65 Known as: US Senator, US Ambasador

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    age 79 Known as: Supreme Court Justice

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    Died at 84 (1706-1790) Known as: Statesman/Publisher/Scientist

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    Died at 88 (1924-2012) Known as: Senator

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    H. Ross Perot Known as: Businessman

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    Henry Wallace Known as: Vice President

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    Died at 94 (1900-1994) Known as: Senator

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    Jean-marc Froidevaux Known as: Swiss Politician

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    age 79 Known as: US Senatorb

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    Lee Hsien Loon Known as: Brigadier General, Deputy Prime Minister Of Singapore

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    Died at 77 (1919-1996) Known as: Presidential Advisor

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    Died at 71 (1908-1979) Known as: Vice President

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    Oliver North Known as: Colonel, White House Aid

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    Robert S. Mcnamara Known as: Secretary Of Defense

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    Robert Wagner Known as: New York Mayor

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    Ruth Bader Ginsberg Known as: Supreme Court Justice

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    Senator Bill Bradley Known as: Rhodes Scholar, Basketball Star

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    age 68 Known as: Businessman/Publisher

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    Died at 77 (1927-2004) Known as: Secretary Of Defense

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