List of centenarians (politicians and government servants)

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The following is a list of centenarians – specifically, people who became famous as politicians and government servants – known for reasons other than their longevity. For more lists, see lists of centenarians.

Name Lifespan Age Notability
AlessiGiuseppe Alessi 1905–2009 103 Italian politician[1]
AlikerPierre Aliker 1907–2013 106 French Martinican politician, physician and independence activist[2]
AndaRandi Anda 1898–1999 100 Norwegian politician[3]
ApplebyFrank Pierpoint Appleby 1913– 100 Canadian politician[4]
BankstonJesse Bankston 1907–2010 103 American Democratic party activist and president of Louisiana Public Broadcasting[5]
BayarCelâl Bayar 1883–1986 103 President of Turkey
BermanYitzhak Berman 1913–2013 100 Israeli politician[6]
BeshlinEarl Hanley Beshlin 1870–1971 101 American congressman
BisdeeLouis Bisdee 1910–2010 100 Australian politician
BonnellSaul Bonnell 1871–1973 101 Canadian politician[7]
BowieRobert R. Bowie 1909–2013 104 American deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency[8]
BrittainSir Harry Brittain 1873–1974 100 British politician, journalist and founder of the Empire Press Union
BurseyMorley Byron Bursey 1912–2013 101 Canadian diplomat[9]
ChakmaMohan Lal Chakma 1911/2–2013 101 Indian politician[10]
Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum 1905–2009 103 Cambodian Prime Minister[11]
Binod Bihari Chowdhury 1911–2013 102 Bangladeshi activist for Indian independence[12]
ClarkKeir Clark 1910–2010 100 Canadian politician[13]
ColcordRoswell K. Colcord 1839–1939 100 American governor of Nevada
ColeCornelius Cole 1822–1924 102 Longest-lived American senator
CouchmanElizabeth Couchman 1876–1982 106 Australian Liberal Party politician
CrockerSir Walter Crocker 1902–2002 100 Australian diplomat, politician and writer
DallandBirgit Dalland 1907–2007 100 Norwegian politician[14]
DavisJimmie Davis 1899–2000 101 American governor of Louisiana and singer
De MuthPeter J. De Muth 1892–1993 101 American Congressman
DesBarresJoseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres 1721–1824 102 Swiss-born cartographer and Canadian statesman
DespresLeon Despres 1908–2009 101 American Chicago City Council member and attorney[15]
DessaullesGeorges-Casimir Dessaulles 1827–1930 102 Canadian senator
DeweyCharles S. Dewey 1880–1980 100 American congressman[16]
DiPaoloFrank DiPaolo 1906–2013 106 American politician and mentor to Patrick J. Kennedy[17]
DominyFloyd Dominy 1909–2010 100 American commissioner of the United States Bureau of Reclamation[18]
DoocyFred J. Doocy 1913– 101 American politician[19]
DorjeeKazi Lhendup Dorjee 1904–2007 102 Indian politician and first Chief Minister of Sikkim
DreesWillem Drees 1886–1988 101 Dutch politician. Prime Minister of the Netherlands
DullesEleanor Lansing Dulles 1895–1996 101 American diplomat
EdelmanFanny Edelman 1911–2011 100 Argentine politician[20]
EllenbergerJules Ellenberger 1871–1973 102 British colonial administrator
ElowssonNils Elowsson 1890–1999 109 Swedish politician[21]
FaissWilbur Faiss 1911–2013 102 American politician[22]
FelderJosef Felder 1900–2000 100 German politician
FenlonEdward Fenlon 1903–2010 106 American member of the Michigan House of Representatives
FishHamilton Fish III 1888–1991 102 American Congressman
ForbesThelma Forbes 1910–2012 101 Canadian politician[23]
GeebenDorothy Geeben 1908–2010 101 American mayor of Ocean Breeze Park, Florida[24]
GibsonHenry R. Gibson 1837–1938 100 American Congressman
GoesMarinus van der Goes van Naters 1900–2005 104 Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament
Gonzalez RuizBernardino González Ruíz 1911–2012 101 Panamanian President[25]
GranvilleEdgar Granville, Baron Granville of Eye 1898–1998 100 British politician and life peer
HakimHassan al-Hakim 1886–1988 101–102 Syrian Prime Minister
HamiltonRuth Hamilton 1898–2008 109 American politician in the New Hampshire legislature[26]
HawkinsAugustus F. Hawkins 1907–2007 100 American Congressman
HazellBert Hazell 1907–2009 101 British Member of Parliament[27]
HeiskellJohn N. Heiskell 1872–1972 100 American Senator from Arkansas and newspaper publisher[28]
HeldersGerard Helders 1905–2013 107 Dutch politician[29]
HellwigFritz Hellwig 1912 – 102 German politician and European Commissioner[30]
HoltHelen F. Holt 1913 – 101 American politician[31]
HornsrudChristopher Hornsrud 1859–1960 101 Norwegian Prime Minister
HubbardArthur J. Hubbard, Sr. 1912–2014 102 American politician[32]
HulstJohan van Hulst 1911 – 103 Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament[33]
HusseinMukhtar Mohamed Hussein 1912–2012 100 Somali President[34]
JamatiaBrajamohan Jamatia 1905–2012 106 Indian politician[35]
JonesDenny Jones 1910–2012 101 American politician[36]
JumpRussell Jump 1895–2000 105 American mayor of Wichita, Kansas[37]
KalliasKonstantinos Kallias 1901–2004 102 Greek politician
KarasawaToshiko Karasawa 1911–2013 102 Japanese politician[38]
KaseToshikazu Kase 1903–2004 101 Japanese diplomat
KennanGeorge F. Kennan 1904–2005 101 American Cold War policy architect
KhattakMuhammad Aslam Khan Khattak 1908–2008 100 Pakistani politician[39]
KhomanThanat Khoman 1914 – 100 Thai Foreign Minister[40]
KimbrellFuller Kimbrell 1909–2013 103 American politician[41]
KnottWilliam V. Knott 1863–1965 101 American treasurer of Florida[42]
KorchinskiBernard Leo Korchinski 1905–2006 100 Canadian politician[43]
LandonAlf Landon 1887–1987 100 American governor of Kansas and presidential nominee
LeeHoward B. Lee 1879–1985 105 American politician[44]
LieHaakon Lie 1905–2009 103 Norwegian secretary of the Norwegian Labour Party[45]
MarcussenSigurd Marcussen 1905–2006 101 Norwegian politician[46]
MacheffyRichard McHeffy 1773–1874 100 Canadian politician[47]
MacintoshCameron Ross McIntosh 1871–1971 100 Canadian politician and newspaper publisher
MacmillanEnolia McMillan 1904–2006 102 American former president of NAACP
MontefioreSir Moses Montefiore 1784–1885 100 British Sheriff of London
MorganCecil Morgan 1898–1999 100 American politician in Louisiana
MulockSir William Mulock 1843–1944 101 Canadian politician and cabinet member
MuqriMuhammad al-Muqri 1844/1854–1957 102–112 Moroccan Grand Vizier
MurrayThomas Patrick Murray 1880–1981 101 Canadian politician[48]
NavarroCharles Navarro 1904-1905 101 American politician[49]
ParksGeorge Alexander Parks 1883–1984 100 American territorial governor of Alaska
PatersonNorman McLeod Paterson 1883–1983 100 Canadian senator and businessman
PinayAntoine Pinay 1891–1994 102 French prime minister
RaczynskiEdward Bernard Raczyński 1891–1993 102 Polish diplomat and President in exile
ReidRichard Gavin Reid 1879–1980 101 Canadian premier of Alberta
RenzelErnie Renzel 1907–2007 100 American mayor of San Jose, California
RoperElmer Ernest Roper 1893–1994 101 Canadian mayor of Edmonton
RoselliniAlbert Rosellini 1910–2011 101 American governor of Washington[50]
RossNellie Tayloe Ross 1876–1977 100 American governor, first female governor in the United States
SalterSusanna M. Salter 1860–1961 101 American mayor of Argonia, Kansas, first female mayor in the United States
SeasongoodMurray Seasongood 1878–1983 104 American mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio
ShastriKeshavram Kashiram Shastri 1905–2006 101 Indian politician
ShinwellManny Shinwell, Baron Shinwell 1884–1986 101 British politician
SimpsonR. Smith Simpson 1906–2010 103 American Foreign Service Officer[51]
SmithClark S. Smith 1912– 102 American politician[52]
StoltWilliam Alex Stolt 1900–2001 100 American mayor of Anchorage, Alaska
SunerRamón Serrano Súñer 1901–2003 101 Spanish politician
Soong May-ling 1897/8–2003 105–106 Chinese politician and wife of Chiang Kai-shek
StudebakerJohn Ward Studebaker 1887–1989 102 American U.S. Commissioner of Education
SvensenHenrik Svensen 1904–2007 103 Norwegian Member of Parliament[53]
TaxellLars Erik Taxell 1913–2013 100 Finnish politician and legal scholar[54]
Taylor, Maris HarveyM. Harvey Taylor 1876–1982 105 American politician[55]
Taylor, TheodoreTheodore Cooke Taylor 1850–1952 102 Longest-lived member of the British Parliament[56]
Terentia 98 BC–4 AD 103 Ancient Roman wife of Cicero[57]
ThatcherMaurice Thatcher 1870–1973 102 American congressman and Military Governor of the Panama Canal Zone
ThurmondStrom Thurmond 1902–2003 100 American Senator
TonderPer Tønder 1911 – 103 Norwegian Labour politician[58]
VagenArna Vågen 1905–2005 100 Norwegian politician[59]
WarkDavid Wark 1804–1905 101 Canadian Senator
WiebeCornelius Wiebe 1893–1999 106 Canadian MLA from Manitoba
WingbladeJohn Wingblade 1883–1984 101 Canadian politician[60]
WiwaJim Wiwa 1904–2005 100–101 Nigerian chief of the Ogoni people
Zhang Qun 1889–1990 101 Chinese politician
Zhang Xueliang 1901–2001 100 Chinese General and instigator of the Xi'an Incident
ZimmermanJohn C. Zimmerman, Sr. 1835–1935 100 American politician and mayor of Flint, Michigan[61]
ZolotasXenophon Zolotas 1904–2004 100 Prime Minister of Greece

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