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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

Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America

Jack Allan Abramoff (; born February 28, 1959) is an American lobbyist, businessman, movie producer and writer. He was at the center of an extensive corruption investigation that led to his ...more

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#29 of 61 Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen #13 of 42 Corrupt White House Politicians

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Fred Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 76

Birthplace: Sheffield, Alabama, United States of America

Freddie Dalton Thompson (August 19, 1942 – November 1, 2015) was an American politician, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, actor and radio personality. Thompson, a Republican, served in the United ...more

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Sandy Berger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 73

Birthplace: Millerton, New York, United States of America

Samuel Richard "Sandy" Berger (October 28, 1945 – December 2, 2015) was a political consultant who served as the United States National Security Advisor for President Bill Clinton from ...more
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Larry LaRocco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 72

Birthplace: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Larry LaRocco (born August 25, 1946) is an American Democratic politician from the US state of Idaho, who served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2008, LaRocco ran for the U.S. ...more
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Haley Barbour is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 71

Birthplace: Yazoo City, Mississippi, United States of America

Haley Reeves Barbour (born October 22, 1947) is an American attorney, politician, and lobbyist who served as the 63rd Governor of Mississippi from 2004 to 2012. A member of the Republican Party, ...more
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Evan Bayh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 63

Birthplace: Shirkieville, Indiana, United States of America

Birch Evans Bayh III (; born December 26, 1955) is an American lawyer, lobbyist, and politician of the Democratic Party who served as the junior United States Senator from Indiana from 1999 to ...more

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Grover Norquist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 62

Birthplace: Sharon, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Grover Glenn Norquist (born October 19, 1956) is an American political activist and tax reduction advocate who is founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that opposes ...more
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Tony Podesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Tony Podesta Age: 75

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

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)

Birthplace: Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Thomas Gardiner Corcoran (December 29, 1900 – December 6, 1981) was one of several advisors in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's brain trust during the New Deal, and later, a close friend and ...more
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Jack Valenti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Dec. at 86 (1921-2007)

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Jack Joseph Valenti (September 5, 1921 – April 26, 2007) was a longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America. During his 38-year tenure in the MPAA, he created the MPAA film ...more
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Hadassah Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 70

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Hadassah Lieberman (born March 28, 1948) is the second wife of former United States Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.
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Dick Gephardt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 78

Birthplace: Area code 557, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Area code 314, United States of America, + more

Richard Andrew Gephardt (born January 31, 1941) 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 ...more
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John Tory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 64

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

John Howard Tory, (listen; born May 28, 1954) is a Canadian politician serving as the 65th and current Mayor of Toronto since 2014. After a career as a lawyer, political strategist and ...more
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Bennett Johnston, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 86

Birthplace: Shreveport, Area code 318, Caddo Parish, United States of America, United States, + more

John Bennett Johnston Jr. (born June 10, 1932) is an American attorney and politician in the Democratic Party and later lobbyist. He represented Louisiana in the United States Senate from 1972 ...more
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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: 74

Birthplace: Willimantic, Connecticut, United States of America

Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lobbyist, lawyer, and Democratic Party politician who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1981 to 2011. Dodd is a ...more
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Christine A. Varney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 63

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Christine A. Varney is an American lawyer, an internet policy and antitrust expert, and a data privacy advocate, who is most widely known as a former U.S. Assistant Attorney General of the ...more
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Chuck McMains is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 70

Birthplace: Area code 225, East Baton Rouge Parish, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Francis Charles McMains, Jr., known as Chuck McMains (born October 14, 1948), is a Baton Rouge attorney and businessman who served as a Republican member of the Louisiana House of ...more
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Frank Keating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 75

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Francis Anthony "Frank" Keating II (born February 10, 1944) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 25th governor of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2003. As of 2014, Keating is ...more
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E. L. Henry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 83

Birthplace: Jonesboro, Louisiana

Edgerton L. Henry, known as "Bubba" Henry (born February 10, 1936), is a Baton Rouge attorney, lobbyist, and partner of the law firm Adams and Reese. He served as a Democrat in the ...more
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Kenneth M. Duberstein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 74

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Kenneth M. "Ken" Duberstein (born April 21, 1944) 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: 77

Birthplace: Aurora, Illinois, United States of America

John Dennis Hastert (; born January 2, 1942) is a former American politician who represented Illinois's 14th congressional district from 1987 to 2007 and served as the 51st Speaker of the United ...more
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Dan Glickman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 74

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, USA

Daniel Robert Glickman (born November 24, 1944) is an American politician, lawyer, lobbyist, and nonprofit leader. He served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 until 2001, ...more
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Roger Stone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 67

Birthplace: Norwalk, Connecticut, United States of America

Roger Jason Stone Jr. (born August 27, 1952) is an American political consultant, author, lobbyist and strategist known for his use of opposition research, usually for candidates of the ...more
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Rick Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Lobbyists
Age: 52

Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Grimsby, Americas

Richard Dykstra (born April 10, 1966) is a Canadian politician. He served as president of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario from 2016 to 2018. He also served as the MP for the ...more