Northwestern University; Politics Government, & Public Policy.

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Armida Alisjahbana; MA 1987; State Minister of National Development Planning/Head of National Development Planning Agency, Republic of Indonesia.

Jody Baar Topinka; former State Treasurer of Illinois; Republican Gubernatorial Candidate, 2006. Michael Bakalis; BA 1959, MA 1962, Ph.D. 1966; former Deputy Secretary of Education in the US Department of Education. Matthew Bogusz; BA 2008; current Mayor of Des Plaines, Illinois. William M. Bray; former Wisconsin State Senator.

John A. Cade; MBA 1954l former Maryland State Senator. Cardiss Collins; former US Representative from Illinois. Dan Cronin; Current Illinois State Senator. Emery Crosby; Wisconsin State Assembly.

Dennis Daugaard; JD 1978; Current Governor of South Dakota and former Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota. Karen DeCrow; BS 1959; former President of the National Organization for Women.

Eric Fingerhut; Ohio State Senator and 2004 Ohio Senate Nominee.

Warren A. Grady; Wisconsin State Assembly. Corwin C. Guell; Wisconsin State Assembly.

Loy W. Henderson; BA 1915; former US Foreign Services Officer. Earl Dewitt Hutto; former US Represenative from Florida.

Steve Kagen; US Representative from Wisconsin. Scott L. Klug; MSJ 1976; former US Representative from Wisconsin.

Dan Lipinski; BS 1988; US Representative from Illinois. Steve Litzow; BA; Washington State Senator from Mercer Island. Frank Orren Lowden; former Illinois Governor.

Edwin M. Martin; former US Foreign Services Officer. Carroll Metzner; Wisconsin State Assembly. Catherine Waugh McCulloch; suffragist. John McEwen; Wisconsin State Assembly. Eduardo Mondlane; Revolutionary leader of Mozambique. Lorraine H. Morton; former Mayor of Evanston, Illinois (1993-2009).

Dawn Clark Netsch; BA 1948; politician. John J. Nimrod; Illinois politician.

Phyllis Oakley; BA 1956; former Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, the State Department. George M. O'Brien; BA 1939; former US Representative from Illinois. Terry O'Neill; BA; President of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

John Edward Porter; BS and BA 1957; former US Representative from Illinois.

Gary Rader: Green Beret Army Reservist who burned his draft card in 1967. J. Leonard Reinsch; former White House Press Secretary. Ora R. Rice; Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Alec Ross; BA 1994; Senior Adviser on Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Amos Sawyer; former Liberia President. Mike Synar; MA 1974; former US Representative from Oklahoma.

James R. Thompson; former Illinois Governor.

Barbara Ulichny; former Wisconsin State Senator.

Daniel Walker; former Illinois Governor. Lois Weisberg; BS 1946; Commissioner, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Richard E. Wiley; BS 1955, JD; former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

MBA 1992; Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey.

2. John Hoeven

Self | MSNBC Live

John Hoeven was born on March 13, 1957 in Bismarck, North Dakota, USA as John Henry Hoeven III. He is married to Mical Hoeven. They have two children.

MBA 1981; Current United States Senator from North Dakota and former Governor of North Dakota.

3. George Ball

Self | Pandora's Box

George Ball was born on December 21, 1909 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as George Wildman Ball. He died on May 26, 1994 in New York City, New York, USA.

former Undersecretary of State.

4. Judy Biggert

Self | To the Contrary

Judy Biggert was born on August 15, 1937 in Winnetka, Illinois, USA.

Republican congresswoman.

5. Rod Blagojevich

Self | Pontiac's Rebellion

Rod Blagojevich was born on December 10, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Milorad Blagojevic. He is an actor, known for Pontiac's Rebellion (2009), The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999) and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953). He has been married to Patti Blagojevich since August ...

former Illinois Governor.

6. William Jennings Bryan

Self | Prohibition

William Jennings Bryan was born on March 18, 1860 in Salem, Illinois, USA. He died on July 26, 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee, USA.

three time Democratic Presidential nominee.

7. Dale Bumpers

Self | The American President

Dale Bumpers was born on August 12, 1925 in Charleston, Arkansas, USA as Dale Leon Bumpers. He was married to Betty Bumpers. He died on January 1, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

JD 1951; former US Senator and Governor of Arkansas.

former US Senator.

ex General Director of the Iraqi Special Tribunal.

10. Wendy Chamberlin

Producer | This is Civilization

Wendy Chamberlin is a producer, known for This is Civilization (2016), S.O.S/State of Security (2011) and Tavis Smiley (2004).

BS 1970; former US Ambassador to Pakistan, former assistant administrator, USAID Bureau for Asia and the Near East.

Chairman of the Council for Environmental Quality.

12. Beau Davidson

Actor | Runaway Romance

Beau Davidson is a two-time Emmy-nominated actor, singer-songwriter, and on-air talent/host, best known for "Runaway Romance," (UPtv) "The Ultimate Legacy" (Hallmark), "Gilmore Girls," (CW), "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS) and "The Singing Bee" (CMT).

Beau then attended Northwestern University's ...

B.Mus. 2003; former surrogate for Mitt Romney; 10 Outstanding Young Americans of 2013.

13. Rahm Emanuel

Actor | Madzilla!

Rahm Emanuel was born on November 29, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Madzilla! (2014), Chicago Fire (2012) and '85: The Greatest Team in Football History (2016). He has been married to Amy Rule Emanuel since 1994. They have three children.

Chicago mayor; former aide to President Bill Clinton; former Democratic congressman of Illinois 5th Congressional District and former White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama.

founder and current CEO of the Democratic Leadership Council.

prominent LGBT rights political advocate, Dick Gephardt's daughter.

16. Richard Gephardt

Self | For the Bible Tells Me So

Richard Gephardt was born on January 31, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Richard Andrew Gephardt. He has been married to Jane Byrnes since August 13, 1966. They have three children.

former House Democratic Leader.

17. Barbara Gittings

Self | Before Stonewall

Barbara Gittings was born on July 31, 1932 in Vienna, Austria as Barbara Brooks Gittings. She died on February 18, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

American LGBT activist.

former head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

19. Robert Hanssen

Self | America's Book of Secrets

Robert Hanssen was born on April 18, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Philip Hanssen. He has been married to Bernadette Wauck since 1968. They have five children.

MBA 1971; former FBI agent.

20. Jim Kolbe

Self | Quebrando o Tabu

Jim Kolbe was born on June 28, 1942 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as James Thomas Kolbe.

former US Representative from Arizona, served 11 terms.

BA; New York State Senator.

22. George McGovern

Actor | The Candidate

George McGovern, one of the leading liberals in U.S. politics, was born in a Republican household in a small South Dakota town. His family had some struggles during the Great Depression, but they were able to make ends meet. The young, idealistic man joined the Air Force during World War II and ...

South Dakota Senator and 1972 Democratic Presidential Candidate.

23. Newton Minow

Self | David Brinkley's Journal

Newton Minow was born on January 17, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

former director of the Federal Communications Commission.

24. Pat Quinn

Self | WGN Morning News

Pat Quinn was born on December 16, 1948 in Hinsdale, Illinois, USA as Patrick Joseph Quinn III.

incumbrent governor of Illinois.

MA 1952; mayor of Odessa, TX 1968 to 1974; lost to George W. Bush in 1978 primary election runoff in Texas' 19th congressional district.

BS 1952; former US Ambassador to Italy.

27. Adlai Stevenson

Self | Startime

Grandson and namesake of Grover Cleveland's second Vice President, Adlai Ewing Stevenson was born in Los Angeles and raised in Bloomington, Illinois. Following a childhood marred by his accidental fatal shooting of an acquaintance in 1912, he attended the Choate School, served briefly as an ...

Illinois governoer and two time Democratic presidential nominee.

28. Harold Washington

Self | A Show of Concern: The Heart of America Responds

Harold Washington was born on April 15, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was married to Nancy Dorothy Finch. He died on November 25, 1987 in Chicago.

first African American Chicago Mayor.

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