How many and which foreign leaders were born in the United States?
January 7, 2008 7:10 PM   Subscribe

How many and which leaders of foreign countries were born in the United States?

I can only think of two, Lester Bird of Antigua and Janet Jagan of Guyana. Are there more?
posted by brokekid to Society & Culture (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The King of Thailand was born in Cambridge, MA, apparently he is the only US-born monarch.
posted by blahblahblah at 7:15 PM on January 7, 2008


Except for Queen Noor of Jordan.
posted by blahblahblah at 7:15 PM on January 7, 2008


Queen Noor isn't the monarch, she's the monarch's consort.
posted by Dasein at 7:19 PM on January 7, 2008


Dasein - You're right, I just wanted credit for coming up with two US-born members of royalty off the top of my head.
posted by blahblahblah at 7:32 PM on January 7, 2008


If you're counting random royalty, there was also Princess Grace.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:35 PM on January 7, 2008


Queen Noor isn't the monarch's consort, because King Hussein died. Now she's the Queen Mother.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 7:40 PM on January 7, 2008


Whoever started out leading the Liberia colony.
posted by pompomtom at 8:17 PM on January 7, 2008


Whoever started out leading the Liberia colony.

Joseph Jenkins Roberts of Liberia
posted by brokekid at 8:27 PM on January 7, 2008


I thought I had another one in Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, former president of Bolivia. Although he has lived a good portion of his life in the U.S. (and continues to live here now), he was born in La Paz.
posted by tomwheeler at 8:36 PM on January 7, 2008


Éamon de Valera of Ireland was born in NYC.
posted by Sand Reckoner at 8:37 PM on January 7, 2008


Eamon de Valera of Ireland.

Many historians think that because he was American by birth, the British didn't have him executed after the Easter Uprising.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 8:38 PM on January 7, 2008


George Prevost, Governor General of British North America.
posted by acoutu at 9:56 PM on January 7, 2008


Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco was born in the US.
posted by parmanparman at 10:25 PM on January 7, 2008


You might be interested in this list of U.S.-educated heads of state.
posted by HotPatatta at 10:40 PM on January 7, 2008


How about Sanford B. Dole, President of the Republic of Hawaii?
posted by the christopher hundreds at 10:57 PM on January 7, 2008


How about Sanford B. Dole, President of the Republic of Hawaii?

He wasn't born in the United States. He was born in Hawaii.
posted by oaf at 6:07 AM on January 8, 2008


I had just looked at the Dole entry several days ago and I could have sworn it said Texas. Turns out for a very brief time it did.
posted by the christopher hundreds at 4:13 PM on January 8, 2008


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