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50+ American Politicians of Irish Descent 

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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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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 50+ American Politicians of Irish Descent
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Former President Ronald Reagan's mother was of Scottish and English descent. His father was Irish.

Born: 1911-02-06

Age: Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)

Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois, United States of America

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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 50+ American Politicians of Irish Descent
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Former President John F. Kennedy was of Irish descent. All four of his grandparents were the children of Irish immigrants.

Born: 1917-05-29

Age: Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)

Birthplace: Eastern United States, Brookline, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America, + more

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 50+ American Politicians of Irish Descent
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Former President George H.W. Bush is of English, German, Scottish, Dutch, Swedish, Belgian, Irish, Welsh, and French descent.

Born: 1924-06-12

Age: 94

Birthplace: Eastern United States, Milton, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America, + more

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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 50+ American Politicians of Irish Descent
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Former President Jimmy Carter is of Scots-Irish and English descent.

Born: 1924-10-01

Age: 94

Birthplace: Americus, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area, Sumter County, Plains, United States of America, + more

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