List of Famous Principals

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

This list has everything from Jonathan Ross to Debra Beebee.

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

  • Jonathan Ross
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    Jonathan Ross (April 30, 1826 – February 23, 1905) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and judge from Vermont. He served as Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court and as United States Senator from Vermont.
  • Debra Beebee
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    Debra Beebe is a contestant on Survivor: Tocantins, the eighteenth season of reality show Survivor.
  • Mark Fisher
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    Mark Fisher is the name of: Mark Fisher (theorist) (1968–2017), writer, cultural theorist, and blogger known as k-punk Mark Fisher (architect) (1947–2013), entertainment architect Mark Fisher (musician) (1959–2016), musician Mark Fisher (politician) (born 1944), British politician Mark Fisher (songwriter) (1895–1948), American songwriter Mark N. Fisher (born 1962), member of the Maryland House of Delegates Mark Fisher, murder victim; see John Giuca#Murder of Mark Fisher
  • Gerald Stairs "Gerry" Merrithew (September 23, 1931 – September 5, 2004), born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, was an educator, provincial and federal politician, and statesman. Merrithew graduated from the New Brunswick Teachers' College, then obtained his BA and B.Ed degrees from the University of New Brunswick. With a lifelong interest in the Canadian Forces, he became an Officer Cadet and rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. As a High School Principal, he was active not only in the educational field, but the military, recreational fields, as well as cultural affairs that led to his entering politics.
  • John M. Zwach
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    John Matthew Zwach Sr. (February 8, 1907 – November 11, 1990) was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota. Zwach was born in Gales Township, Redwood County, Minnesota, the son of Austrian immigrants. He attended the public schools and graduated from Milroy High School in 1926. He then received a teaching certificate from Mankato State College (now Minnesota State University, Mankato) in 1927 and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1933. He worked as a school teacher and superintendent for fourteen years and was also an active farmer. Zwach served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1934 to 1946. He was a member of the Minnesota Senate from 1946 to 1966 and was the majority leader from 1959 to 1966, leading the Conservative Caucus in the nonpartisan body. He was also a member of the Interim Agriculture Commission, 1955–1957. He was elected as a Republican to the 90th, 91st, 92nd and 93rd congresses, (January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1974. He was a resident of Lucan, Minnesota until his death on November 11, 1990. He was buried at St. Michael's Cemetery. His daughter, Barbara Sykora, served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1995 to 2007.
  • John Rafferty (July 3, 1953 – June 30, 2019) was a Canadian politician, who served as the Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River from 2008 to 2015. Rafferty was previously the party's candidate in Thunder Bay—Superior North for the 2000 federal election, in Thunder Bay—Rainy River for the 2004 and 2006 federal elections, and in Thunder Bay—Atikokan in the 2003 and 2007 provincial elections. Provincially, he lost to incumbent MPP Bill Mauro by a margin of just 50 votes in 2007. Rafferty was born in Wingham, Ontario. He worked as a radio broadcaster for CKPR in Thunder Bay before leaving to pursue his first election campaign. He subsequently launched his own business producing voiceovers for educational and training videos. Rafferty introduced one piece of legislation: the National Strategy for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Act. He first introduced it on September 30, 2010, in the third session of the 40th Parliament as a private member's bill. He re-introduced it in June 2011, during the first session of the 41st Parliament. He was slated to represent the Ontario New Democratic Party in the 2018 Ontario provincial election campaign, but withdrew in January 2018 due to ill health. He died on June 30, 2019 from cancer, at the age of 65, three days before his 66th birthday.