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Left Handed Politicians

Updated June 14, 2019 26.1k views19 items

A list of left handed politicians with pictures. People with left handedness, aka "left handers", "lefties", "a lefty", or even "southpaws" have long had to deal with negative connotations within the western world. The latin word for left, "sinistra" is where we get the modern word "sinister". By contrast, "dexterity" comes from the latin word for right handed, "dexter". Today, roughly 11% of the world's population is left handed. That number surged throughout the 20th century as adults stopped forcing left handed children to use their right hand. Left handedness has become unusually prominent within some professions. Of the seven most recent Presidents of the United States, five were left handers. Many other world leaders are lefties as well. Generally speaking, left handed people today tend to be seen as more "right brained". A recent study showed that college educated left handers in the United States earn on average 10-15% more than their right handed equivalents.

Source- http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left.html
  • 1

    Alan Keyes

    Age: 70
    Known as: US Senator, US Ambasador
  • 2
    Known as: Supreme Court Justice
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    Benjamin Franklin

    Dec. at 84 (1706-1790)
    Known as: Statesman/Publisher/Scientist
  • 4

    Daniel Inouye

    Dec. at 88 (1924-2012)
    Known as: Senator
  • 5

    H. Ross Perot

    Known as: Businessman
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    Henry Wallace

    Known as: Vice President
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    Hugh Scott

    Dec. at 94 (1900-1994)
    Known as: Senator
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    Jean-marc Froidevaux

    Known as: Swiss Politician
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    Known as: US Senatorb
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    Lee Hsien Loon

    Known as: Brigadier General, Deputy Prime Minister Of Singapore
  • 11

    McGeorge Bundy

    Dec. at 77 (1919-1996)
    Known as: Presidential Advisor
  • 12

    Nelson Rockefeller

    Dec. at 71 (1908-1979)
    Known as: Vice President
  • 13

    Oliver North

    Known as: Colonel, White House Aid
  • 14

    Robert S. Mcnamara

    Known as: Secretary Of Defense
  • 15

    Robert Wagner

    Known as: New York Mayor
  • 16

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg

    Known as: Supreme Court Justice
  • 17

    Senator Bill Bradley

    Known as: Rhodes Scholar, Basketball Star
  • 18
    Known as: Businessman/Publisher
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    William Perry

    Dec. at 77 (1927-2004)
    Known as: Secretary Of Defense