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List of famous legislators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top legislators in the world? This includes the most prominent legislators, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable legislators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic legislators 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 legislators.

This is a list that includes people like Kathleen Sebelius and Tina Liebling.

From reputable, prominent, and well known legislators to the lesser known legislators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the legislator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous legislators ever?" and "What are the names of famous legislators?" then you're in the right place. (528 items)

Kathleen Sebelius is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Kathleen Sebelius Kathleen Sebelius is an American politician who served as the 21st United States Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009 until 2014. Previously, she was Governor of Kansas from 2003 to ...more

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Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III is a Filipino politician who has been the 15th President of the Philippines since June 2010. Aquino is a fourth-generation politician: his great-grandfather, ...more

Tom Emmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Tom Emmer Thomas Earl "Tom" Emmer, Jr. was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2005 until 2011 and the Republican nominee for governor in the 2010 election. He represented ...more

Suleyman Kerimov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Suleyman Kerimov Suleyman Abusaidovich Kerimov, born March 12, 1966 in Derbent, Dagestan, USSR, is a Russian businessman, investor and politician. Since 2008, Kerimov has represented the Republic of Dagestan in ...more

Erin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Erin Murphy Erin Murphy is a Minnesota politician and the former Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, she represents District ...more

Eleftherios Venizelos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Eleftherios Venizelos Eleftherios Venizelos was an eminent Greek leader of the Greek national liberation movement and a charismatic statesman of the early 20th century remembered for his promotion of ...more

Tina Liebling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Tina Liebling Tina Liebling is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, she represents District 26A, which consists ...more

Linda R. Greenstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Linda R. Greenstein Linda R. Greenstein is an American Democratic Party politician who represents the 14th legislative district in the New Jersey Senate, having been first elected to the Senate when she defeated ...more

Edwin Myrwyn Rowlands is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Edwin Myrwyn Rowlands Edwin Myrwyn Rowlands was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate. He was born in Cambria, Wisconsin, the son of Emma and David Rowlands, of Welsh descent. He had ...more

Tom Rukavina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Tom Rukavina Thomas "Tom" Rukavina is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, he represents District 5A, ...more

Suleiman the Magnificent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Suleiman the Magnificent Suleiman I, known as “the Magnificent” in the West and “Kanuni” in the East, was the Caliph of Islam and the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in ...more

James Metzen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Legislators
James Metzen James P. Metzen is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represents District 52, which includes portions of ...more

Robert Drinan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Robert Drinan Robert Frederick Drinan, S.J. was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest, lawyer, human rights activist, and Democratic U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He was also a law professor at Georgetown ...more

Arunachalam Mahadeva is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Arunachalam Mahadeva Sir Arunachalam Mahadeva, KCMG was a Sri Lankan, prominent colonial era legislator and diplomat. He was Minister of Home Affaires of the State Council and Ceylon's High Commissioner to India. ...more

J.O. Patterson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Legislators
J.O. Patterson, Jr. James Oglethorpe "J. O." Patterson, Jr. was a Bishop in the Church of God in Christ and a former Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee.

Roger Moe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Roger Moe Roger Moe is an American politician and a former member and majority leader of the Minnesota Senate. He was also the state Democratic Party's endorsed candidate for governor in 2002.

Karen Bass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Karen Bass Karen Ruth Bass is an American Democratic politician. She represents California's 37th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives; she was first elected in 2010. In ...more

Leo Foley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Leo Foley Leo T. Foley is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 47, which includes portions of Anoka and Hennepin counties in the northern Twin Cities ...more

Tony Lourey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Tony Lourey Tony Lourey is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represents District 11, which includes portions of Carlton, ...more

Ann Rest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Ann Rest Ann H. Rest is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, she represents District 45, which includes portions of the ...more

Rush Limbaugh, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Rush Limbaugh, Sr. Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr. was an American jurist, legislator, and ambassador. His legal career spanned nearly 80 years, and he argued cases before the Missouri Supreme Court, Internal Revenue ...more

David Bly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Legislators
David Bly David Bly is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represents District 20B, which includes ...more

Jodi Rell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Jodi Rell Mary Jodi Rell is an American former Republican politician and the 87th Governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut from 2004 until 2011. Rell also served as the state's 85th Lieutenant Governor, ...more

Jerry Newton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Jerry Newton Gerald F. "Jerry" Newton is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represents District ...more

James Earl Carter, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Legislators
James Earl Carter, Sr. James Earl Carter, Sr. was a Georgia businessman, farmer, and legislator from Plains, Georgia. He was the father of former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, William Alton ...more

Becky Lourey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Becky Lourey Becky Lourey is an American politician, a former Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party state senator and state representative, and a former Minnesota gubernatorial candidate. Her son, Matt, ...more

Dan Severson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Dan Severson Daniel Mark "Doc" Severson is an American politician. He is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 14A, which includes portions of Benton ...more

Tony Eckstein is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Tony Eckstein Anton Joseph “Tony” or “A. J.” Eckstein was a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from southwestern Minnesota. First elected in 1970, Eckstein was ...more

Mary Murphy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Mary Murphy Mary Catherine Murphy is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, she represents District 3B, which ...more

Steve Dille is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Steve Dille Steve Dille is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate representing District 18, which includes portions of Carver, McLeod, Meeker, Stearns and Wright counties just west of ...more

Hanan Ashrawi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Hanan Ashrawi Hanan Daoud Khalil Ashrawi is a Palestinian legislator, activist, and scholar. She was a protégée and later colleague and close friend of Edward Said. Ashrawi was an important ...more

Terry Morrow is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Terry Morrow Terry Morrow is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represented District 23A, which ...more

Dave Olin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Dave Olin David M. "Dave" Olin is a Minnesota politician and a former Democratic Farmer Labor Party member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 1A, which includes ...more

Gary Kubly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Gary Kubly Gary W. Kubly was a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 20, which includes portions of Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, ...more

Nick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Nick Coleman Nicholas David "Nick" Coleman was a Minnesota politician and a former member and majority leader of the Minnesota Senate. A Democrat, he was first elected in 1962 and reelected in ...more

William Atkinson Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Legislators
William Atkinson Jones William Atkinson Jones was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1891 to 1918 from the first district of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Howard Olson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Howard Olson Howard D. Olson was a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate. A Democrat, Olson was first elected in 1970, and was re-elected in 1972 and 1976. During his first six years, he ...more

Linda Scheid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Linda Scheid Linda J. Scheid was a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 46, which includes portions of the northwestern suburbs of Hennepin County in the Twin ...more

Darrel Peterson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Darrel Peterson Darrel L. Peterson was a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate.

Doran Isackson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Doran Isackson Doran L. Isackson was a Republican politician from Minnesota and a Minnesota State Senator. Elected in 1982, Isackson served one term from 1983 to 1987. He was unseated by Democrat Jim Vickerman ...more

Chuck Wiger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Chuck Wiger Charles W. "Chuck" Wiger, Sr. is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represents District 43, which ...more

Brian LeClair is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Brian LeClair Brian LeClair is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota Senate. A Republican, he was elected in 2002, and served one term representing District 56. He was defeated for ...more

Tarryl Clark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Tarryl Clark Tarryl Lynn Clark is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota Senate. A Democrat, she represented District 15, including portions of Benton, Sherburne, and Stearns counties, ...more

Steve Simon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Steve Simon Steve Simon is a Minnesota politician. He is the 22nd and current Minnesota Secretary of State. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he previously represented District 46B in ...more

Ember Reichgott Junge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Ember Reichgott Junge Ember Reichgott Junge is an attorney, radio personality, and former State Senator from Minnesota, representing New Hope and surrounding communities. A Democrat, she was elected to the Senate at ...more

Lynn Wardlow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Lynn Wardlow Lynn D. Wardlow is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, where he represented District 38B from 2003-2009. The district includes over half of the city of Eagan in Dakota ...more

Kate Knuth is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Kate Knuth Katherine "Kate" Knuth is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 50B, which includes portions of the cities of New ...more

Nora Slawik is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Nora Slawik Nora Bayly Slawik is a Minnesota politician, serving as Mayor of Maplewood since January 2014 and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. From 1997-98 and 2001-2002, she ...more

Marsha Swails is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Marsha Swails Marsha Swails is Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 56B, which includes the cities of Woodbury and Landfall in Washington ...more

Greg Davids is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Legislators
Greg Davids Gregory Michael "Greg" Davids is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 28B, ...more