Binghamton is steeped in some seriously rich history and is known for producing talented actors and actresses, athletes, and musicians but Binghamton is also tied to many leaders who have shaped the world around us in big ways.

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One gentleman who grew up in Binghamton would not only end up serving as Deputy Secretary of State but would have a major college named for him. Another gentleman who grew up in the Binghamton area made such a huge impact on both law and politics that well a traveled Interstate would be named after him.

There's a gentleman who attended Binghamton University who now serves as an Iranian Shia cleric and another gentleman moved to Binghamton from his native Belarus and created the United Belarusian-American Help Committee.

Binghamton is also the place a Lieutenant Governor of New York called home as did one of the Governors of the Washington Territory. Two brothers who were born in Binghamton would both go on to serve in the United States House of Representatives.

People with ties to Binghamton are changing the world and their stories deserve to be read.

Get to Know 25 Influential Political Figures With Ties to Binghamton

Binghamton is steeped in history and known for producing talented actors and actresses, athletes, and musicians. However, Binghamton has also played a big role in the lives of some very impressive political figures. From a governor to town namesakes, these are 25 notable political figures of past and present with ties to the Binghamton area.

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