Prominent Mormons in politics and government

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 9 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

Ezra Taft Benson, left, Secretary of Agriculture, reaches over to get some papers as he meets with President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the president's temporary offices in the Gettysburg Hotel, Aug. 19, 1959. Benson drove to Gettysburg from Washington this morning.

William J. Smith, Associated Press

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From government shutdowns to presidential races, Latter Day Saints have played a noticeable role in politics recently. But while it seems that Mormons are beginning to be less of a cultural anomaly in politics, being in politics is certainly nothing new to them.

From state governors to a Senate Majority Leader, Mormons have held their fair share of political offices.

Here is a list of 20 of the most prominent Mormon leaders in politics.

See the list.

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