Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States. Born to a white American mother and a black Kenyan father, he is the first African-American to hold the office. Prior to becoming the president, he served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate and received national attention during his campaign to represent Illinois in the United States Senate. A graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, he was a successful civil rights attorney before he ventured into politics. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004, he began his presidential campaign in 2007. After winning sufficient delegates in the Democratic Party primaries to receive the presidential nomination, he went on to defeat Republican nominee John McCain in the general election. He assumed office as the President of the United States in January 2009, a time when the country was reeling under the global economic recession. Expectations were high from the new president and the responsibilities on his shoulders, tremendous. Within the first few months he implemented several reforms in order to stabilize the economy and to boost its growth. He also completely overhauled America's foreign policy. Obama was re-elected to a second term as president in November 2012.
Swedish diplomat who saved 100,000 Hungarian Jews in WWII by issuing protective passports and housing many Jews in designated Swedish territories. He was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal by the United States CongressIn over sixty years after he was killed while imprisoned by communist authorities, and KGB secret police in Moscow.
American politician who came to prominence in 2019 as Chicago's first African-American female mayor. Previously, she held positions as the President of the Chicago Police Board and chair of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force.
Former British Labour politician who served as a member of Parliament for Copeland from 2005 until 2017. During his parliamentary term, he was appointed both Shadow Environment Minister and Shadow Health Minister.
Prime Minister of the Bahamas from August 1992 to May 2002, and then again from May 2007 to May 2012.
Forty-eighth district Iowa State Senator and forty-seventh Lieutenant Governor of Iowa. She also served several terms as Treasurer of Clarke County, Iowa.
United States Representative from Minnesota and a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. He was the first Islamic member of Congress and the first African-American congressman from Minnesota.
US Attorney General from 2005 to 2007 who resigned after he dismissed several US Attorneys without explanation. He infamously answered "I do not recall" for the majority of the questions posed to him during the congressional investigation into the firings.
Perhaps best remembered as the United States Secretary of Agriculture during the presidential administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower, this Idaho-born Republican also served for nearly a decade as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon church).
Democratic Party politician who held the office of 68th Governor of Ohio from 2007 to 2011. In 2013 he was nominated by President <a title='Barack Obama' href='/famous/barack-obama.htm'>Barack Obama</a> to be an alternative representative for the United Nations.
Former Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, who represented the 15th district from 2003 to 2013. He is a strong advocate against same-sex marriage in Illinois.
New Zealand politician who served in his country's Parliament as a representative of the Christchurch Central electorate. He was one of the first openly homosexual politicians in New Zealand.
Zairian politician who was the First State Commissioner of the Republic of Zaire from 1980 to 1981. He was also the Foreign Minister of Zaire from 1972 to 1974 and then again from 1976 to 1977.
Italian politician who is known for being the deputy of the XVII legislature of the Italian Republic. He is associated with the 5 Star Movement.