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Mahathir Mohamad – Politician

Name Mahathir Mohamad
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1925-07-10
Place of Birth Alor Setar,
Malaysia
Age
Death Date
Birth Sign Cancer

About Mahathir Mohamad

Became Malaysia’s fourth and seventh Prime Minister; he held office from 1981 to 2003; and again in 2018 following the General Election. His early years as Prime Minister were marked by great economic and infrastructural growth in Malaysia.

Early Life of Mahathir Mohamad

He studied to be a physician and worked as a government doctor prior to beginning his political career with the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).

Trivia

He also served as the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Home Affairs, the Minister of Defense, the Minister of Trade, and the Minister of Education during his 40 years in politics.

Family Life

He met his wife, Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, while the two were both medical students at Singapore’s King Edward VII College of Medicine. They married following graduation and had four biological and three adopted children.

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Like him Najib Razak was the Malaysian Prime Minister (the sixth).

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Norman Thomas – Politician

Name Norman Thomas
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1884-11-20
Place of Birth Marion, OH
Age 84 yrs
Death Date 1968-12-19
Birth Sign Scorpio

About Norman Thomas

Member of the Socialist Party of America who was a perennial presidential candidate. He adamantly opposed America’s involvement in the second World War and was one of the few public figures to oppose President Franklin Roosevelt’s internment of Japanese Americans in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Early Life of Norman Thomas

He took a stand against American participation in WW I, and his pacifist politics drew him to the Socialist Party of America.

Trivia

Starting in 1928 he ran a total six consecutive campaigns for president, gaining grudging respect with his tailored suits and eloquent speeches.

Family Life

He was born in Marion, Ohio, the first of six children of Emma Williams Mattoon and Weddington Evans Thomas, a Presbyterian minister.

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In his childhood days he was a newspaper boy for Warren G. Harding’s Marion Daily Star.

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Jack Patterson – Politician

Name Jack Patterson
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1884-07-02
Place of Birth Salisbury,
Canada
Age 80 yrs
Death Date 1964-07-21
Birth Sign Cancer

About Jack Patterson

Canadian politician who was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1940, representing the Liberal party.

Early Life of Jack Patterson

He went to the University of New Brunswick and earned a Bachelor of Science degree.

Trivia

He also worked as a councillor for Carleton County in New Brunswick from 1925 to 1935.

Family Life

He married Marion Taylor in December 1910.

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Another Canadian politician who has represented the Liberal Party is Lui Temelkovski.

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James P Pope – Politician

Name James P Pope
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1884-03-31
Place of Birth Louisiana
Age 81 yrs
Death Date 1966-01-23
Birth Sign Aries

About James P Pope

The Democratic Party Mayor of Boise, Idaho from 1929-1933, he later served his state as a United States Senator. In the years following the Great Depression, he was responsible for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s recovery efforts.

Early Life of James P Pope

After graduating from Louisiana Tech University (then called the Louisiana Industrial Institute) in his home state, he earned a law degree from the University of Chicago.

Trivia

During his time in the United States Senate, he served on the Nye Committee, a group organized to investigate America’s financial involvement in World War I.

Family Life

His marriage to Pauline Ruth Horn produced two children: George and Ross Pope.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Pope as head of the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1939; Pope held the position until 1951.

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Joseph William Martin – Politician

Name Joseph William Martin
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1884-11-03
Place of Birth North Attleborough, MA
Age 83 yrs
Death Date 1968-03-06
Birth Sign Scorpio

About Joseph William Martin

Republican politician who was the Speaker of the House from 1931 to 1955, under both Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower. He represented North Attleboro, Massachusetts in Congress from 1925 to 1967.

Early Life of Joseph William Martin

He worked at the North Attleboro Evening Chronicle.

Trivia

Between 1931 and 1995 he was the only Republican to serve as Speaker of the House.

Family Life

Businessman Edward Everett Martin was among his younger brothers. He never married.

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He served in Congress during Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency.

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Rajendra Prasad – Politician

Name Rajendra Prasad
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1884-12-03
Place of Birth India
Age 78 yrs
Death Date 1963-02-28
Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Rajendra Prasad

The first President of the Republic of India from 1950 to 1962, who was elected three years after his country’s independence from British colonial rule in 1947. He first joined the Indian National Congress in 1911.

Early Life of Rajendra Prasad

He was such a talented scholar while attending the University of Calcutta that at one point an examiner wrote on his answer sheet ‘examinee is better than examiner’.

Trivia

He was re-elected as president in 1957 and became the only Indian president to have done so.

Family Life

His father Mahadev was a scholar of the Persian and Sanskrit languages.

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He was a staunch supporter of the peace leader Mahatma Gandhi.

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Hideki Tojo – Politician

Name Hideki Tojo
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1884-12-30
Place of Birth Kojimachi,
Japan
Age 63 yrs
Death Date 1948-12-23
Birth Sign Capricorn

About Hideki Tojo

40th Prime Minister of Japan and general of the Imperial Japanese Army who was directly responsible for the attacks on Pearl Harbor. He was very popular in Japan during the early days of the WWII but the moment the tide of war began to turn after the Battle of Midway, he began to face heavy opposition.

Early Life of Hideki Tojo

He ranked 10th out of 363 cadets at the Japanese Military Academy.

Trivia

He was arrested for war crimes after World War II and was hanged to death on December 23, 1948.

Family Life

He married Katsuko Ito in 1909, and they had three sons and four daughters. His father was Japanese Lieutenant General Hidenori Tojo.

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His arrest orders were issued by U.S. General Douglas MacArthur .

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Augustinas Voldemaras – Politician

Name Augustinas Voldemaras
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1883-04-16
Place of Birth Lithuania
Age 59 yrs
Death Date 1942-05-16
Birth Sign Aries

About Augustinas Voldemaras

Lithuanian nationalist political figure who served as Lithuania’s first Prime Minister in 1918, and again from 1926 to 1929.

Early Life of Augustinas Voldemaras

He received a master’s degree in History and Philosophy from the University of St. Petersburg.

Trivia

He survived an assassination attempt in Kaunas in 1929 and was later ousted in a coup by President Smetona.

Family Life

He was the godfather of Valdas Adamkus, who later became President of Lithuania.

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He and Kazys Grinius were both Lithuanian politicians.

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Ado Birk – Politician

Name Ado Birk
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1883-11-14
Place of Birth El Salvador
Age 58 yrs
Death Date 1942-02-02
Birth Sign Scorpio

About Ado Birk

Estonian politician who was the Prime Minister of Estonia for three days, from July 28th, 1920 to July 30th, 1920. He also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs as Estonia’s Envoy to the Soviet Union.

Early Life of Ado Birk

He studied law at the Tartu, Saint Petersburg and Leipzig universities.

Trivia

He was arrested by the Soviet secret police and sent to a prison camp during the onset of World War II.

Family Life

He was raised orthodox in Kulbisaare farmstead, Estonia.

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He was President of Estonia while Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States.

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William F. Allen – Politician

Name William F. Allen
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1883-01-19
Place of Birth Delaware
Age 63 yrs
Death Date 1946-06-14
Birth Sign Capricorn

About William F. Allen

Member of the Democratic Party who served in the Delaware General Assembly, and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1937 to 1939.

Early Life of William F. Allen

He worked as an agent, telegrapher, and train dispatcher for the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1902, before working in the real estate business in 1922.

Trivia

He was elected to State Senate in 1924, and served from 1925-1929.

Family Life

He married Addie M. Davis in 1905, and together they had three children: Robert, Franklin and Doris.

Associated With

He was a big supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal.

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