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10 Persons awarded the Profile in Courage Award:

About:
Given to recognize displays of courage similar to those John F. Kennedy described in his book Profiles in Courage

Barack Obama

Real/Birth Name:
Barack Hussein Obama Jr
Also Known As:
Barack Hussein Obama II
Barry Obama
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
uncle of
father of
husband of
Older than Michelle Obama by 2 years.
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

44th president of the USA 2009-2017. Democrat. US Senator from Illinois. Book The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. Delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004. Announced candidacy for president February 2007. Won Democratic Party primary elections, nominated August 2008. Won election November 4, 2008. Candidate again for second term, won election November 6, 2012. Signature accomplishments - health insurance, new relationships with Cuba and Iran, civil rights for LGBTQ. Nobel Peace Prize 2009. Profile in Courage Award 2017.

Debra Bowen

Real/Birth Name:
Debra Lynn Bowen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Secretary of State for California, 2007-2015. California State Legislature from 1992 to 2006. Profile in Courage Award 2008.

Edward Kennedy

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Moore Kennedy
Also Known As:
Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Ted
Teddy
the Lion of the Senate
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 10 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Jean Kennedy Smith by 4 years.
younger brother of
Younger than John Kennedy by 14 years.
uncle of
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 16 years.
son of
uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 7 years.
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Robert Kennedy by 6 years.
son of
great uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Rosemary Kennedy by 13 years.
husband of
Victoria Kennedy, until he died.
Older than Victoria Kennedy by 22 years.

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Brief Facts:

Involved in death of
Mary Jo Kopechne
when a car he was driving went off a bridge in 1969 at Chappaquiddick Island. Known as a leader in the Democratic party, strong believer in civil rights, education, and health insurance. Senator from Massachusetts beginning November 1962 until his death. Health Care Hall of Fame 2010. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009. Profile in Courage Award 2009.

Gabrielle Giffords

Real/Birth Name:
Gabrielle Dee Giffords
Nickname(s):
Gabby
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
49, 18 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Mark Kelly by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Democratic member of the House of Representatives from Arizona. Wounded severely by a shooter January 8, 2011. Resigned from Congress end of January 2012 to focus on recovery. Profile in Courage Award 2013.

George H.W. Bush

Real/Birth Name:
George Herbert Walker Bush
Also Known As:
George H. W. Bush
Bush 41
Nickname(s):
Poppy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Barbara Bush, until her earlier death.
Older than Barbara Bush by less than 1 year.
grandfather of
uncle of
father of
son of
grandfather of
father of
great grandson of
father of
grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Jonathan Bush by 6 years.
grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
son of
father of
grandson of

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Descendants:

Brief Facts:

41st president of the US. Ambassador to the UN. Head of the CIA. Vice president under President Ronald Reagan. Flew for the Navy in World War II. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1997. World Golf Hall of Fame 2011. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011. Liberty Medal 2006. Profile in Courage Award 2014.

Gerald Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Lynch King Jr.
Also Known As:
Gerald R. Ford
Gerald R. Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolff Ford Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jerry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Betty Ford, until he died.
Older than Betty Ford by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Vice president who became the 38th president when Nixon resigned. Changed his name legally in 1935. See also Ben Stein and Lynette Fromme. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999. Congressional Gold Medal 1998. Profile in Courage Award 2001. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1977. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978. Dick Enberg Award 2006. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2002. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1975.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 16 February 1999.

John Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
John Robert Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A civil rights activist as Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Democrat. US Representative from Georgia from 1987. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011. Profile in Courage Award 2001. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004.. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. Liberty Medal 2016.

John McCain

Real/Birth Name:
John Sidney McCain III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 4 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Cindy McCain, until he died.
Older than Cindy McCain by 17 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Was a POW in Hanoi in the Viet Nam War. Republican, House of Representatives from Arizona 1983-1987, then Senator 1987-. Candidate for President in 2004 and 2008 elections, losing both times. Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame 1997. Liberty Medal 2017. Profile in Courage Award 1999.

Mitch Landrieu

Real/Birth Name:
Mitchell Joseph Landrieu
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Mary Landrieu by 4 years.
son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana and mayor of New Orleans. Profile in Courage Award 2018.

Nancy Pelosi

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro
Also Known As:
Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

From San Francisco. 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011, the first woman to hold the office. Also House Minority Whip. Elected Speaker again January 2019. National Women's Hall of Fame. Profile in Courage Award 2019.
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