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List of famous lobbyists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top lobbyists in the world? This includes the most prominent lobbyists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable lobbyists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic lobbyists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned lobbyists.

List features people like Jack Abramoff and Sandy Berger. Part of famou lobbyist groups, the following names might sound familiar. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known lobbyists to the lesser known lobbyists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the lobbyist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous lobbyists ever?" and "What are the names of famous lobbyists?" then you're in the right place. 

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Jack Abramoffa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 60 Jack Allan Abramoff is a former American lobbyist, businessman, movie producer and writer. He was at the center of an extensive corruption investigation that led to his conviction and to 21 ...more

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Fred Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 75 Freddie Dalton "Fred" Thompson is an American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, and radio host. Thompson, a Republican, served in the United States Senate representing ...more

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Sandy Berger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 72 Samuel Richard "Sandy" Berger was the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs to President Bill Clinton, from 1997 to 2001. He was also one of the prominent actors of ...more

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Larry LaRocco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 71 Larry LaRocco is a Democratic politician from the US state of Idaho, who served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. LaRocco was defeated by Republican Jim Risch for the open U.S. ...more

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Haley Barbour is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 70 Haley Reeves Barbour is an American Republican politician who served as the 62nd Governor of Mississippi, from 2004 to 2012. He was given a national spotlight in August 2005 when Mississippi was ...more

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Evan Bayh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 62 Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III is an American lawyer and Democratic politician who served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1999 to 2011. He earlier served as the 46th Governor ...more

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Grover Norquist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 61 Grover Glenn Norquist is an American political advocate who is founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that opposes all tax increases and a co-founder of the Islamic ...more

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Tony Podesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Tony Podesta age 74 Anthony T. Podesta, commonly known as Tony Podesta, is an American lobbyist best known for founding the Podesta Group. Podesta has lobbied for a variety of groups, including Bank of America, BP, ...more

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Thomas Gardiner Corcoran is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Dec. at 81 (1900-1981) Thomas Gardiner Corcoran was one of several advisors in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's brain trust during the New Deal, and later, a close friend and advisor to President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Jack Valenti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Dec. at 86 (1921-2007) Jack Joseph Valenti was a longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America. During his 38-year tenure in the MPAA, he created the MPAA film rating system, and he was generally ...more

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Hadassah Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 70 Hadassah Lieberman is the second wife of former United States Senator Joe Lieberman.

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Dick Gephardt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 77 Richard Andrew "Dick" Gephardt is an American politician who served as a United States Representative from Missouri from 1977 to 2005. A member of the Democratic Party, he was House ...more

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John Tory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 63 John Howard Tory OOnt is a Canadian politician, the 65th and current mayor of Toronto. After a successful career as a lawyer, political strategist, and businessman, Tory ran as a mayoral ...more

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Bennett Johnston, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 85 John Bennett Johnston, Jr., usually known as J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., is an American lobbyist and a Democrat who represented Louisiana in the United States Senate from 1972 to 1997.

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Tom Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Tom Wheeler Thomas Edgar "Tom" Wheeler is an American businessman and politician. He is the current and 31st Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and a member of the Democratic Party. ...more

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Chris Dodd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 73 Christopher John "Chris" Dodd is an American lobbyist, lawyer, and Democratic Party politician who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut for a thirty-year period from ...more

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Christine A. Varney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 62 Christine A. Varney is an American lawyer, lobbyist, and internet policy and antitrust expert who is most widely known as a former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division for ...more

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Chuck McMains is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 69 Francis Charles McMains, Jr., known as Chuck McMains, is a Baton Rouge attorney and businessman who served as a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1992 to 2001 from ...more

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Frank Keating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 74 Francis Anthony "Frank" Keating is an American politician from Oklahoma. He served as the 25th governor of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2003. As of 2013, Keating is one of only three ...more

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E. L. Henry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 82 Edgerton L. Henry, known as Bubba Henry, is a Baton Rouge attorney, lobbyist, and partner of the high-powered firm Adams and Reese who served as a Democrat in the House of Representatives from ...more

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Kenneth M. Duberstein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 73 Kenneth M. Duberstein served as U.S. President Ronald Reagan's White House Chief of Staff from 1988 to 1989.

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Dennis Hastert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 76 John Dennis "Denny" Hastert is an American politician, lobbyist and member of the Republican Party who was the 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, serving from ...more

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Dan Glickman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 73 Daniel Robert "Dan" Glickman is an American businessman and politician. He served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 until 2001, prior to which he represented the ...more

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Roger Stone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 66 Roger J. Stone, Jr. is an American political consultant, lobbyist and strategist, noted for his use of opposition research, usually for candidates of the Republican Party. He is currently a ...more

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Rick Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 51 Richard "Rick" Dykstra is a Canadian politician. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2006 federal election, for the Ontario riding of St. Catharines. Dykstra is a ...more

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Billy Tauzin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 74 Wilbert Joseph "Billy" Tauzin II is an American lobbyist and politician. He was President and CEO of PhRMA, a pharmaceutical company lobby group. He was also a member of the United ...more

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Henson Moore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 78 William Henson Moore, III, is a retired attorney and businessman who is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, having represented Louisiana's 6th congressional district, based ...more

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James David Santini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 80 James David Santini was a United States Representative from Nevada.

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Mike Jaros is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 73 Mike Jaros was a Democratic Farmer Labor Party member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 7B from 1984 to 2009. He had also previously served from 1972 to 1980. ...more

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Zell Miller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 86 Zell Bryan Miller is an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. A Democrat, Miller served as Lieutenant Governor from 1975 to 1991, 79th Governor of Georgia from 1991 to 1999, and as ...more

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Anne, Princess Royal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 67 Anne, The Princess Royal KG KT GCVO GCStJ QSO GCL is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. At the time of her birth, she was third in the ...more

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Leuren Moret is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists

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Randy Scheunemann is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 58 Randall James "Randy" Scheunemann is an American neoconservative lobbyist. He is the President of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, which was created by the Project for the New ...more

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Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Dec. at 73 (1911-1984) Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. was a civil rights activist and was the chief lobbyist for the NAACP for nearly 30 years. He also served as a regional director for the organization. Mitchell, ...more

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Hunter Biden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 48 Robert Hunter Biden is the second son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and stepson of Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden. He is a partner at Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC and is Counsel ...more

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Virginia Foster Durr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Virginia Foster Durr Dec. at 96 (1903-1999) Virginia Foster Durr was an American and a white civil rights activist and lobbyist. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1903 to an Alabama Presbyterian minister Dr. Sterling and Ann ...more

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Dirk Kempthorne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 66 Dirk Arthur Kempthorne is an American politician who was the United States Secretary of the Interior from 2006 to 2009, serving under President George W. Bush. A Republican, Kempthorne ...more

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Richard Baker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 69 Richard Hugh Baker, an American politician, is a lobbyist and former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, having represented the 6th District of Louisiana from 1987 ...more

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Tom C. Korologos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 85 Tom Chris Korologos is a former United States Ambassador to Belgium.

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Henry Braden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Henry Braden Dec. at 69 (1944-2013) Henry English Braden, IV, known as Hank Braden, was an African-American lawyer, lobbyist, and Democratic politician from his native New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Jennifer Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists

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William Timmons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 87 William Evan Timmons, Sr. is a retired lobbyist who worked for all Republican presidents since Richard Nixon and for Democratic President Jimmy Carter. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign ...more

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Paul Driessen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Paul Driessen age 70 Paul Driessen is an American author and policy analyst.

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Vicki Iseman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Vicki Iseman age 51 Vicki L. Iseman is a Washington, D.C.-based lobbyist working for the firm Alcalde & Fay. She gained national media attention in February 2008, due to her involvement in the John McCain ...more

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Jo Ann Krukar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Jo Ann Krukar age 70 Jo Ann Krukar is an American lobbyist and a former government official. Jo Ann Krukar is senior director of federal relations and policy for the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She ...more

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Lena Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Lena Guerrero Dec. at 51 (1957-2008) Lena Guerrero Aguirre, known as Lena Guerrero, was the first woman and the first person of ethnic minority background to have served on the Texas Railroad Commission, an elected body that ...more

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Terrie Suit is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
age 53 Terrie L. Suit is an American politician. A Republican, she was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates 2000–2008. In April 2011, she became the state's first Secretary of Veterans Affairs ...more

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Ken Cook is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Ken Cook Ken Cook appeared in the A Place at the Table documentary film.

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Frank Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Frank Smith age 75 Frank J. Smith is a Democratic Party member of the Montana Senate, representing District 16 since 2004. He was previously a member of the Montana House of Representatives from 1998 through

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Richard J. Whalen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Richard J. Whalen age 83 Richard J. Whalen is an author, columnist, economist, Presidential adviser and lobbyist.