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

List features people like Woodrow Wilson, Condoleezza Rice. Featuring famous politicians and political theorists, this list has it all. 

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

Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Political Scientists
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Condoleezza "Condi" Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state, as well as the second African American secretary of state, and the second female secretary of state. Rice was President Bush's National Security Advisor during his first term, making her the first woman to serve in that position. Before joining the Bush administration, she was a professor of political science at Stanford University where she served as Provost from 1993 to 1999. Rice also served on the ...more

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Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Political Scientists
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Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921 and leader of the Progressive Movement. A Southerner with a PhD in political science, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910. He was Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913, and led his Democratic Party to win control of both the White House and Congress in 1912. Wilson induced a Democratic Congress to pass a progressive legislative agenda, unparalleled until the New Deal in 1933. This included the Federal Reserve Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act and a small income tax. Wilson also averted a railroad strike and an ensuing ...more

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#19 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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#47 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#26 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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Zbigniew Brzezinski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Political Scientists
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Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski is a Polish American political scientist, geostrategist, and statesman who served as a counselor to Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966–1968 and held the position of United States National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. Brzezinski belongs to the realist school of international relations, geopolitically standing in the tradition of Halford Mackinder and Nicholas J. Spykman. Major foreign policy events during his term of office included the normalization of relations with the People's Republic of China; the signing of the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty; the brokering of the Camp David Accords; the transition of Iran from an ...more

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#25 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Paul Wellstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Political Scientists
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Paul David Wellstone was an American academic and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until his death in a plane crash in 2002. A member of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, Wellstone was a leading spokesman for the progressive wing of the national Democratic Party. Born in Washington D.C., Wellstone graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science. He was a professor at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and a community organizer in Rice County prior to entering public office. In 1982, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for State Auditor against Republican Arne Carlson. Wellstone gained ...more

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