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This list of famous politicians of Irish descent ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous politicians are of Irish descent. Some of them have a mixed heritage while others are 100 percent Irish. Men and women of Irish descent have had successful careers as senators, congressmen and mayors. Several former Presidents of the United States are of Irish ancestry.

Who is the most famous politician of Irish descent? Barack Obama tops this list. His mother is of primarily English descent, but she is also of Scottish, Irish, German, Welsh, Swiss-German and French ancestry. His father was Kenyan. His Vice President Joe Biden is of Irish, English and French descent.

Many former presidents are also of Irish heritage. John F. Kennedy was of Irish descent. All four of his grandparents were the children of Irish immigrants. Bill Clinton is of English, Scots-Irish and Irish descent. George W. Bush is of English, German, Dutch, Welsh, Irish, French, and Scottish descent. 

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50+ American Politicians of Irish Descent
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President Barack Obama's mother is of primarily English descent, but she is also of Scottish, Irish, German, Welsh, Swiss-German and French ancestry. His father was Kenyan.

Age: 56

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 50+ American Politicians of Irish Descent
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Former President George W. Bush is of English, German, Dutch, Welsh, Irish, French, and Scottish descent.

Age: 71

Birthplace: Eastern United States, New Haven, New England, New Haven County, Connecticut, + more

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Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50+ American Politicians of Irish Descent
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Former Alaskan Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is of English, Irish, and German descent.

Age: 54

Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho, United States of America

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50+ American Politicians of Irish Descent
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Former President Bill Clinton is of English, Scots-Irish, and Irish descent.

Age: 71

Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States of America

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#13 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

#2 on The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

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#39 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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