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(Careers outside of government that need further discussion: Not claimed, was. Ref added)
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*[[Thomas Jefferson]] - land surveyor <ref>[http://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/surveying Surveying]</ref>
 
*[[Thomas Jefferson]] - land surveyor <ref>[http://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/surveying Surveying]</ref>
 
*[[Abraham Lincoln]] - land surveyor, tavern keeper, storekeeper, postmaster, lawyer <ref>[http://www.surveyhistory.org/abraham_lincoln_-_the_surveyor1.htm Abraham Lincoln - The Land Surveyor]</ref>
 
*[[Abraham Lincoln]] - land surveyor, tavern keeper, storekeeper, postmaster, lawyer <ref>[http://www.surveyhistory.org/abraham_lincoln_-_the_surveyor1.htm Abraham Lincoln - The Land Surveyor]</ref>
*[[Barack Obama]] -  claimed to organize church community groups, while not attending church himself; president of the Harvard Law Review<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/1990/02/06/us/first-black-elected-to-head-harvard-s-law-review.html</ref>, claimed to be a non-tenure-track part-time instructor in law at the [[University of Chicago]].  
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*[[Barack Obama]] -  claimed to organize church community groups, while not attending church himself; claimed to be a non-tenure-track part-time instructor in law at the [[University of Chicago]].  
 
*[[Rick Santorum]] - attorney
 
*[[Rick Santorum]] - attorney
 
*[[George W. Bush]] - oil business, co-owner and managing general partner of the [[Texas Rangers]]
 
*[[George W. Bush]] - oil business, co-owner and managing general partner of the [[Texas Rangers]]

Revision as of 20:10, 7 August 2011

This is a list of significant politicians who had a real career (outside of politics):

  • Jim Bunning - Hall of Fame Major League Baseball pitcher and visionary who stood against government spending
  • Jimmie Davis - accomplished singer ("You Are My Sunshine") who served two non-consecutive terms as governor of Louisiana
  • Benjamin Franklin - printer, author, postmaster, inventor
  • Jack Kemp - star professional football player (quarterback) and architect of the Kemp-Roth tax cuts in the 1980s
  • Rand Paul - physician (ophthalmologist), now a major influence in the U.S. Senate for cutting spending
  • Ron Paul - physician (obstetrician), perhaps the single most influential presidential candidate in the past decade
  • Ronald Reagan - actor, president of the Screen Actors Guild, and spokesman for General Electric, and architect of the fall of communism
  • Rick Scott - former CEO of a major hospital network, now the innovative Governor of Florida
  • George Washington - successful military general, land surveyor [1] and real estate investor

No clear influence in politics

Careers outside of government that need further discussion

(please add examples)

References

  1. George Washington as a Land Surveyor
  2. Surveying
  3. Abraham Lincoln - The Land Surveyor