Famous People Born in 1947
Governor / 1947 -
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney made a run for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election, losing to John McCain. He made another run for the presidency in 2012, but was defeated by President Barack Obama.
Women's Rights Activist, U.S. First Lady, Government Official / 1947 -
When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the only American first lady to hold national office. She became the 67th U.S. secretary of state in 2009, serving until 2013.
Film Actor, Governor / 1947 -
Arnold Schwarzenegger first gained fame as a body builder, using that as a launching point to become a huge Hollywood star and, later, the governor of California.
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profile name: Mitt Romney profile occupation: Governor
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profile name: Hillary Clinton profile occupation: Women's Rights Activist, U.S. First Lady, Government Official
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profile name: Arnold Schwarzenegger profile occupation: Film Actor, Governor
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profile name: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar profile occupation: Basketball Player
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profile name: Carlos Santana profile occupation: Guitarist
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profile name: Cheryl Tiegs profile occupation: Entrepreneur, Pin-up
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