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Famous Irish American Politicians of both today and throughout history. This list of notable Americans of Irish descent includes pictures (Famous Irish people take great photos). All of the most important Irish Americans I could find who entered public service are listed, and in many cases additional data is included, though compiling every well known Irish American who went into politics would be a pretty difficult task. Irish immigrants are part of the fabric that is the great American melting pot. Important Irish politicians in the US include many distinguished Senators, and Congressmen, including a President, JFK.

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James Duane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 64 (1733-1797)
Mayor: New York

2
Charles Carroll is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 60 (1723-1783)
Senator: Maryland

3
Aedanus Burke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 59 (1743-1802)
Representative: South Carolina

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Pierce Butler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 73 (1866-1939)
Governor: New York

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James Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 64 (1744-1808)
Governor: New York

6
DeWitt Clinton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 59 (1769-1828)
Governor: New York

7
David C. Broderick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 39 (1820-1859)
Senator: California

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John Conness is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 88 (1821-1909)
Senator: California

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John Kelly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 64 (1822-1886)
Tammany Hall leader

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John G. Downey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 67 (1827-1894)
Governor: California

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Hugh O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 68 (1827-1895)
Mayor: Boston

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William Russell Grace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 72 (1832-1904)
Mayor: New York

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Richard Croker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Richard Croker
Tammany Hall leader

14
Patrick Collins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 61 (1844-1905)
Mayor: Boston

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Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 84 (1853-1937)
Governor: Illinois

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William Bourke Cockran is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 69 (1854-1923)
Representative: New York

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Charles Francis Murphy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Charles Francis Murphy
Tammany Hall leader

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James D. Phelan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 69 (1861-1930)
Senator: California

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Timothy Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 51 (1862-1913)
Tammany Hall leader

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John F. Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 87 (1863-1950)
Mayor: Boston

21
David I. Walsh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 75 (1872-1947)
Senator: Massachusetts

22
Al Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 71 (1873-1944)
Governor: New York

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James Michael Curley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 84 (1874-1958)
Governor: Massachusetts

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Pat McCarran is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 78 (1876-1954)
Senator: Nevada

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John Purroy Mitchel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Irish American Politicians
Died at 39 (1879-1918)
Mayor: New York