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List of famous people who majored in politics, including photos when available. This list of famous politics majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in politics. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in politics you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

People on this list include Rupert Murdoch and Roxanne McKee.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were politics majors?" and "Which famous people studied politics?"
Aung San Suu Kyi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Politics
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Aung San Suu Kyi AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% of the seats in Parliament . She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her most recent release on 13 November 2010, becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners. Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar

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Don Dunstan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Politics
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Donald Allan "Don" Dunstan AC, QC was a South Australian politician. He entered politics as the Member for Norwood in 1953, became state Labor leader in 1967, and was Premier of South Australia between June 1967 and April 1968, and again between June 1970 and February 1979. The son of business executive, Dunstan grew up as part of the Adelaide establishment. He excelled academically before encountering his progressive political awakening while training in law and arts at the University of Adelaide. His upper-class background and scholarly bearing made him unusual for the Labor Party at the time, but he rose quickly and entered parliament at the age of 26. Dunstan quickly came to attention as ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1926-1999)

Birthplace: Suva, Fiji

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Allison Pottinger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Politics
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Allison Pottinger is an American curler from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She currently skips her own team, but is best known as having played for Debbie McCormick in multiple Olympics and World Championships. McCormick left the team in 2010. She competed in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, in Vancouver, Canada. She was named USA female curling athlete of the year in 2008. ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: Brampton, Canada

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Jessica Einhorn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Politics
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Jessica P. Einhorn served as Dean of Washington's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University from 2001 until 2012. Einhorn succeeded Paul Wolfowitz, who resigned in 2001 to become the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense. Einhorn is also a member of the Board of Directors of Time Warner, Inc., a former director of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former managing director at the World Bank. Einhorn holds a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University, an M.A. in international relations from SAIS, and a B.A. from Barnard College. She is the first alumnus of SAIS to become its dean. ...more

Age: 73

Birthplace: New York, United States of America

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