List of Famous Prosecutors People

List of Famous Prosecutors

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List of famous prosecutors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top prosecutors in the world? This includes the most prominent prosecutors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable prosecutors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic prosecutors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned prosecutors.

List contains people like Andrew Jackson, Marcia Clark.

From reputable, prominent, and well known prosecutors to the lesser known prosecutors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the prosecutor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous prosecutors ever?" and "What are the names of famous prosecutors?" then you're in the right place. (88 items)


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    Marcia Rachel Clark is an American prosecutor, author, and television correspondent who gained fame as the head prosecutor in the O. J. Simpson murder case.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Lawyer
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    John Kerry
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    John Forbes Kerry 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 Committee. Kerry was the candidate of the Democratic Party in the 2004 presidential election, losing to ...more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Prosecutor, Politician, Soldier, Military Officer, + more
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    Andrew Jackson
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    Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively modest means. During the American Revolutionary War ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1767-1845)
    • Birthplace: Waxhaws
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Judge, Politician, Soldier, Farmer
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    Susana Martínez
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    Susana Martinez is an American attorney and politician. She is the 31st and current Governor of New Mexico. A Republican, Martinez was elected Governor on November 2, 2010, and was sworn into office on January 1, 2011. Born in El Paso, Texas, Martinez is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Prosecutor
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    Robert H. Jackson
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    Robert Houghwout Jackson was United States Solicitor General, United States Attorney General and an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He is the only person in United States history to have held all three of those offices. He was also the chief United States prosecutor at the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1892-1954)
    • Birthplace: Spring Creek Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Jurist, Lawyer
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    Brian Edward Sandoval is the 29th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada and a member of the Republican Party. Sandoval is a former judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. On June 9, 2010, Sandoval defeated his GOP challengers to win the Republican nomination for ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Redding, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Judge, Politician
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    Rod Blagojevich
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    Rod Blagojevich is a former politician who served as the 40th Governor of Illinois from 2003 to 2009. A Democrat, Blagojevich was a State Representative before being elected to the United States House of Representatives representing parts of Chicago. He was elected governor in 2002, the first Democrat ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Politician, Lawyer
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    Jeanine Pirro
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    Jeanine Ferris Pirro is a former prosecutor, judge, and elected official from the state of New York, who is currently a legal analyst and television personality. Pirro is the host of Fox News Channel's political commentary television show Justice with Judge Jeanine which premiered in January 2011. She ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Judge, Politician, Presenter
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    August William "Bill" Ritter is an American politician. He was the 41st Governor of the state of Colorado, from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Before his election in 2006, he served as the district attorney for Denver. He was the first native-born governor of Colorado since 1975, ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Politician, Lawyer
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    Hartley Shawcross, Baron Shawcross

    Hartley William Shawcross, Baron Shawcross GBE, PC, KC, known from 1945 to 1959 as Sir Hartley Shawcross, was a British barrister and politician and the lead British prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes tribunal.more

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    • Age: Died at 101 (1902-2003)
    • Birthplace: Germany
    • Profession: Barrister
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    Benjamin B. Ferencz
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    Benjamin Berell Ferencz is a Hungarian-born American lawyer. He was an investigator of Nazi war crimes after World War II and the Chief Prosecutor for the United States Army at the Einsatzgruppen Trial, one of the twelve military trials held by the U.S. authorities at Nuremberg, Germany. Later, he ...more

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    • Age: age 95
    • Birthplace: Romania
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Roman Rudenko

    Roman Rudenko
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    Roman Andriyovych Rudenko was a Ukrainian Soviet lawyer. He was the prosecutor of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1944-1953 and Chief prosecutor of the entire Soviet Union from 1953. He is also well known for acting as the Soviet Chief Prosecutor at the main trial of the major Nazi war ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1907-1981)
    • Birthplace: Ukraine, Nosivs’kyi Raion, Nosivka, Eurasia, Chernihiv Oblast
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Jim Doyle
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    James Edward "Jim" Doyle is a Wisconsin politician and member of the Democratic Party. He was the 44th Governor of Wisconsin, serving from January 6, 2003 to January 3, 2011. He defeated incumbent Governor Scott McCallum by a margin of 45 percent to 41 percent; the Libertarian Party candidate Ed ...more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Politician, Lawyer
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    Larry Echo Hawk
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    Larry J. Echo Hawk is an attorney, legal scholar and politician. In 2012 he was named as a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On May 20, 2009, Echo Hawk joined the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama as the United States Assistant Secretary of the Interior ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Cody, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Politician, Lawyer
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    Michael Anthony "Mike" Cox was Michigan's 52nd Attorney General; the first Republican to hold that office since 1955. Cox took office in 2003 and won re-election in 2006. Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm preceded him in office. Cox lost the Republican gubernatorial primary election August 3, 2010, ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Politician, Lawyer
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    Norton P. Chipman
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    Norton Parker Chipman was an American Civil War army officer, military prosecutor, politician, author, and judge.more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1834-1924)
    • Birthplace: Milford Center, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Judge, Soldier, Military Officer
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    Anthony Scully Earl is a United States politician and a member of the Democratic party and served as the 41st Governor of Wisconsin from 1983 until 1987. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1958 and earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago. After four years in the Navy, including two ...more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Politician, Lawyer
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    Fred Teeven
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    Fredrik "Fred" Teeven is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. He has been a Member of the House of Representatives since 26 March 2015. Teeven previously served as the Parliamentary leader of the Livable Netherlands party in the House of Representatives and a Member of the ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Haarlem, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Politician, Civil servant, Jurist
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    Francisco Javier Zaldúa
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    Francisco Javier Martínez de Zaldúa y Racines was a Colombian, lawyer and politician, elected President of Colombia in 1882.more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1811-1882)
    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Judge, Professor, Lawyer
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    Fritz Bauer was a German judge and prosecutor, who played an essential role in starting the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials.more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1903-1968)
    • Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Judge
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